December 29th, 2004
They are doing this in a move to compete more effectively with low-cost carriers who are rapidly taking over the European market for air travel. KLM will continue to offer complementary food and drink to their passengers, although will be altering their cost structure. For the meantime, it looks like they will not become a true budget airline.
December 22nd, 2004
December 17th, 2004
EUJet will commence 8 new routes from Kent (Manston) for the summer 2005. From 27 March they will launch new flights to Alicante, Budapest, Belfast (International), Newcastle, Girona and Cologne-Bonn. From 01 May they will launch routes to Seville and Valencia.
December 16th, 2004
Wizz Air are due to expand further at Warsaw, with the introduction of 4 new routes from 27 March 2005. The new routes are from Warsaw to Paris (Beauvais), Girona, Stockholm (Skavsta) and Frankfurt (Hahn).
In addition, they have launched a new product, ‘Wizz Bizz’, which allows business travellers to purchase fully flexible tickets, allowing flight changes.
December 15th, 2004
The Italian low-cost airline, JetX, has announced that they have scrapped plans to fly routes during the upcoming seasons. Passengers already booked on the flights may get refunds for their tickets by contacting the airline directly.
For now it doesn’t appear that they are likely to file for bankruptcy, and rumour is they are due to begin flying again sometime in the new year.
December 14th, 2004
They will then begin the roll-out of their summer timetable during March – May. This will include routes between Warsaw and Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi), Lisbon, Malta, Girona, Prague, Nuremberg, Catania, from Krakow to Rome (Ciampino) and from Katowice to Cologne-Bonn and Hanover.
December 12th, 2004
Sterling have put 7 new routes on sale for summer 2005, including flights to Montpelier from their bases at Billund, Copenhagen (Kastrup), Stockholm (Arlanda) and Gothenburg (Landvetter). In addition they have will launch new routes from Oslo to Athens and Edinburgh and also Copenhagen to Edinburgh.
These new routes commence from May, although some begin later and only run for the summer season. Check their schedules for full details, as many of the flights are only once or twice per week.
December 8th, 2004
Routes will begin from 22 March 2005 and tickets are on sale now.
December 7th, 2004
December 6th, 2004
Today, Thomsonfly has announced the much awaited details of the routes they will fly from their new base at Doncaster. As with their base at Coventry, they will be the first low-cost airline to fly from Doncaster.
Flights from their new base are due to commence on 28 April 2005, with some beginning later in the season. . Tickets are on sale now.
Air Polonia have confirmed that they did indeed suspend flights on Sunday and are not taking any further bookings. They remain hopeful of finding an injection of capital in order to keep the airline alive.
December 5th, 2004
A press release on the Sky Europe web site suggests that Polish low-cost carrier Air Polonia will suspend flying today, Sunday 05 December. Sky Europe are offering to carry ’stranded’ Air Polonia passengers for free (if they pay taxes and charges).
There has been no official announcement from Air Polonia about grounding flights, however their web site is currently generating errors if you try to book a flight.
December 3rd, 2004
December 2nd, 2004
December 1st, 2004
We have just added 10 new flybe routes to the database (in addition to other new summer routes announced over the last few days) for the summer 2005 season.
They will begin new routes from Birmingham (International) to La Rochelle and Bergerac, from Southampton to Limoges, Exeter to Palma (Mallorca) and Aberdeen to Belfast (City) (all beginning in March).