Austrian airline Laudamotion plans to start a new a direct Dublin to Vienna service this winter.

The airline will operate its new service from October with an Airbus A320 aircraft. 

Laudamotion, an Austrian low-cost carrier which focuses on European city shuttle routes from Vienna, is owned by former Formula 1 racing driver Niki Lauda.

In March, Ryanair bought a 24.9% stake in the Austrian leisure airline and said it aims to increase that stake to 75% "as soon as possible".

The deal is subject to EU regulatory approval.

Laudamotion was formed out of insolvent carrier Niki, which was formerly part of Air Berlin.