May 28th, 2004
This is further evidence of the growing trend towards route sharing and partnering amongst budget airlines in Europe. Both routes are currently operated by Air Polonia.
May 22nd, 2004
Sterling have put their winter timetable on sale, with flights now available until the end of April 2005. New routes for the winter include Billund to Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), Arrecife (Lanzarote) and Tenerife (Sur) and Copenhagen to Arrecife (Lanzarote).
May 20th, 2004
EUjet have announced, after a much anticipated wait, that they will begin a budget operation primarily based at Kent (Manston), an airport the owners would like to see dubbed as ‘London-Manston’. They will also have a 2nd hub at Shannon in Ireland.
Further routes are due to begin from Manston in October, including: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Milan (Malpensa) and Palma (Mallorca). Their final batch of new routes (still from Manston!) are scheduled to take-off in December, including: Geneva, Salzburg, Toulouse, Turin and Zurich.
May 19th, 2004
As of today, MyTravel Lite flights from 1 November 2004 until the end of April 2005 are on sale. They do not appear to have altered their destinations but have altered route frequencies.
May 17th, 2004
May 16th, 2004
They are due to begin flying on 01 July 2004, with the aim of connecting Spain with the ‘major capitals’ of south-west Europe. Initially, they will begin flying (from both bases) to Paris (Charles de Gaulles), Brussels, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca.
It would seem that Wizz, who begin flying next week, have changed their flight destinations a number of times since their original announcement to fly. A number of routes keep disappearing from their system with no official announcements, including routes to Venice (Treviso) and Munich.
May 12th, 2004
The new Irish budget carrier, JetGreen, which began flying only last week, suspended operations today at midday. Their web site (www.flyjetgreen.com) has little information about their suspension, but it doesn’t look too hopeful.
Once again, customers who are currently abroad are to make their own way back to their origin, and JetGreen are not offering any compensation for their suspension.
Apparently due to unprecedented demand, easyJet has brought forward the start dates on a number of new routes, including:
May 9th, 2004
We’ve improved the primary search mechanism to facilitate searching using all available airports from any city (if there is more than one airport). For example, this allows you to search for ‘London (all airports)’, rather than having to individually search all of the London airports.
In addition we have fixed some bugs with the search interface and the results it returns. Further improvements are planned.
May 8th, 2004
A new Irish budget carrier, JetGreen has been added. Their unique selling point is ‘low fares but with all the frills’. Similar to the recently deceased duo, they also offer first class/business class services.
ThomsonFly have run into trouble at their UK base at Coventry due to a lack of planning permission for their temporary terminal building. Many residents are against the idea of building a new terminal, however a group of local supporters (independent of the airport) have launched a web site to publicise the campaign which is pro-development. The site can be found at www.supportcoventryairport.co.uk.