Low-cost airline news - April2004 archives

April 30th, 2004

Germania Express to Skopje

Next month, Germania Express will begin flying from Dusseldorf to Skopje.

April 27th, 2004

Rapid Wizz Air expansion

The new central-European startup, Wizz Air, have today announced yet more new routes all over Europe. They have expanded from Budapest, to make it a base, adding new routes to Athens, Rome (Ciampino), Girona, Paris (Beauvais), Prague and London (Luton). All of these routes begin on 24 June 2004.

They have also expanded their main base at Katowice, to include new routes to Athens, Stockholm (Skavsta), Dortmund, Paris (Beauvais), Venice and Munich. These routes will begin from 01 July 2004.

Mysteriously, their previously announced (and already on sale) route from Katowice to Berlin (Schoenefeld) has disappeared from their site.

April 26th, 2004

Umeaflyg will start

It was previously believed that Umeaflyg were not going to begin their planned operation from Umea to Stockholm (Arlanda), however it now seems flights are due to take off at the beginning of May, despite pre-existing heavy competition on the route.

Additional new bexx route

In addition to the new bexx air route to Niederrhein from Bourgas, they will also begin flights from Bourgas to Zweibrucken (Germany), where they will offer an onward coach service to a number of cities.

April 24th, 2004

New bexx air route

bexx air have announced a new route from Niederrhein to the Bulgarian city of Bourgas. Flights begin on 15 July 2004.

New Volareweb routes to Poland

Volareweb have announced that they are to begin flying to Poland from June 2004. They will code-share their flights with Air Polonia. The routes include Warsaw to Milan (Malpensa), Venice and Rome (Fiumicino). In addition, they will fly from Rome (Fiumicino) to Krakow, adding Krakow to the budget airline map of Europe!

April 21st, 2004

V-Bird new routes from Niederrhein

In May, V-Bird will begin flying from Niederrhein to Alicante and Rhodos. Flights will only be once per week to each destination though.

April 19th, 2004

New Wizz Air routes Budapest and Venice

Continuing to expand their base at Katowice, Wizz Air have announced new routes to Venice (Treviso) and Budapest. Both routes begin on 01 July.

April 15th, 2004

New easyJet routes from East Midlands

easyJet have today announced new routes from East Midlands airport to Rome (Ciampino) and Cologne-Bonn. They start flying on these routes from 6 June.

April 13th, 2004

New Warsaw – Rome route

Today, Air Polonia announced a new route (their first to Italy), beginning 1 June, from their base in Warsaw to Rome (Fiumicino).

April 10th, 2004

flybe errors corrected

It was brought to our attention that there were a number of errors in the data supplied for flybe which have now been corrected.

April 9th, 2004

New Zurich routes

2 new routes from Zurich have been announced, including one by Germania Express to Malaga (starting 24 April) and one by Air Berlin to Hanover (starting 3 May).

New eVolavia to Athens

eVolavia, the ‘virtual’ airline, based in Ancona airport will start a new flight to Athens on 11 July.

April 7th, 2004

Duo announces new routes

From 1 June Duo will begin flying from Birmingham to Shannon and Pisa. In addition they will begin flying from Edinburgh to Shannon and Bordeaux.

New search interface

The search interface has been redesigned after many users reported it difficult to use. As before it still allows you to search country – country, country – city or city – city.

Please continue to send in comments to help us develop this resource into something which is useful.

AlpiEagles routes added

Added all routes for the Italian budget airline, AlpiEagles.

April 4th, 2004

Norwegian announce Oslo to Split

Norwegian have announced a new route, beginning mid-June, from Oslo to Split.

New Italian routes

InterSky will begin a new route from Zurich to Elba.

Meanwhile Meridiana have started new Italian routes between Olbia, Catania, Florence, Lampedusa and Palermo.

April 2nd, 2004

Derry new routes with Aer Arann

Aer Arann announced new routes from Derry to Manchester and Birmingham (International).

April 1st, 2004

So we went live..

Hello all, we’re now officially live – still plenty of content needs to be filled, styles need to be redefined, SQL refined and more maps produced.. but it works. I think.

SkyEurope announces move into Poland

SkyEurope have announced Warsaw as their next European hub. They have announced new routes to Paris (Orly), London (Stansted) and Amsterdam.

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