Low-cost airline news - January2005 archives

January 31st, 2005

Ryanair expands in Italy

Ryanair have just announced that they will launch 3 new domestic routes from Rome (Ciampino) on 28 April 2005. These will include Venice (Treviso), Alghero (Sardinia) and Verona (Brescia). This is in addition to the route they announced to Dublin last week.

Tickets on these new routes are due to go on sale tomorrow, 1 February.

January 28th, 2005

Iceland Express increases summer frequency

From 21 May 2005, Iceland Express will increase the frequency of flights from Copenhagen (Kastrup) and London (Stansted) to Reykjavik to twice daily.

January 26th, 2005

Ryanair expand from Dublin

Ryanair have announced 6 new routes to be launched over the coming months from their base at Dublin. From 19 April 2005 they will launch routes to Biarritz, Carcassonne, Rome (Ciampino) and Eindhoven.

From 28 April they will begin flying to Doncaster, the recently announced new base for Thomsonfly. This is 1 day before Thomsonfly are due to begin flying on this route.

In addition, from 03 May they will begin a new route to their base at Frankfurt (Hahn).

January 25th, 2005

FlyMe launch new domestic routes

FlyMe will launch 2 new routes on 13 February 2005 from their base at Stockholm (Arlanda) to Sundsvall and Ostersund. These will be the first low-cost routes to these airports.

January 24th, 2005

Germanwings connect Birmingham and Cologne

On 14 April 2005, Germanwings are due to launch a new route between Birmingham (International) and Cologne-Bonn.

January 20th, 2005

Ryanair adds Dinard route

Ryanair will launch a new route to Dinard on 18 March 2005 from London (Stansted). They already operate to Dinard from London (Luton).

easyJet announces new hub at Basel

easyJet have today announced that Basel (Mulhouse) will be developed as a major new easyJet base. They currently fly 4 routes from the airport, but intend to house 3 additional aircraft at Basel during the upcoming summer season.

Next comes the guessing game of what routes they will announce from their newest hub.

flynordic expands this summer

flynordic, the low-cost airline previously known as Nordic Airlink, will launch a number of new routes in March. These will include Stockholm (Arlanda) to Barcelona, Munich, Dublin, Berlin (Tegel) and Tallinn. They will also add a new route from Copenhagen to Tallinn.

AlpiEagles add 3 routes

On 27 March 2005, AlpiEagles will launch a new route to Brindisi from Venice (Marco Polo). They will also launch routes from Venice to Lamezia-Terme and Alghero on 30 May.

January 17th, 2005

Monarch Scheduled extends summer expansion

Further to the announcement earlier today regarding expansion at London (Gatwick), Monarch Scheduled will also launch new routes from Birmingham (International) to Alicante and Faro (from early May 2005) and from Manchester to Naples, from 28 April.

These routes do not appear to have been announced yet, however they are on sale immediately.

EUjet announces new route to Palma

EUjet are due to launch a new weekly route from Shannon to Palma (Mallorca) on 01 May.

Monarch Scheduled adds routes from Gatwick

Monarch Scheduled have announced they will begin flying 2 new routes from London (Gatwick) on 28 April 2005. The new routes will include Lisbon and Granada. They will be the first low-cost airline to fly GatwickGranada.

January 16th, 2005

flybaboo adds summer routes

flybaboo will add 3 routes from Geneva for the summer season. These include Nice (beginning on 21 March 2005), St Tropez (from early May) and Ibiza, from mid June. It is likely that these routes will be ‘summer only’ routes, and won’t be continued for the winter season.

January 15th, 2005

flybe adds 2 Bristol routes

For the upcoming summer season, flybe will add 2 routes from Bristol. From 10 February 2005, they will commence flying to Bergerac until the end of October. On 27 March they are due to commence flying to Jersey, also until the end of the summer season. They will be competing with Air Southwest on this route.

January 13th, 2005

easyJet adds 2 new routes from Belfast

easyJet have announced that, in addition to their recently announced expansion at Belfast (International), they will add a further 2 new routes. On 01 July 2005 they will begin flying to Berlin (Schoenefeld) and on 02 July they will commence flying a new route to Rome (Ciampino).

January 12th, 2005

Centralwings and Germanwings to cooperate

It was announced yesterday that Germanwings and Centralwings are to cooperate. They will work together on sales and marketing, in much the same way Germanwings is already working with bmibaby.

Germanwings is part of Lufthansa, and Centralwings is the new low-cost offshoot of Polish state airline, LOT. Centralwings is due to begin flying at the beginning of February.

Already both of the airline web sites have been updated to reflect the changes.

January 11th, 2005

Ryanair announce route to Santiago De Compostela

Ryanair have today announced that they will begin flying daily to Santiago De Compostela from London (Stansted) on 11 April 2005.

This comes at a time when easyJet are believed to be likely to announce details of a new route from London (Luton) to the nearby airport of La Coruna, beginning at the end of March.

January 10th, 2005

Fare4U connect Cologne and Malta

Fare4U, the low-cost operation at Air Malta, will launch their 2nd route on 01 April 2005. The new route will connect Cologne-Bonn to Malta. In addition, they will increase the frequency of their London (Stansted) to Malta route from 3 to 5 times weekly.

January 6th, 2005

easyJet to fly to La Coruna

It is believed that easyJet are to begin a new route from London (Luton) to La Coruna (Alvedro) in Spain on 27 March 2005. This will make them the first low-cost airline to fly to La Coruna. Tickets are not yet available for this flight.

January 4th, 2005

MyAir announce route from Milan to Bari

MyAir will launch a new route on 14 February 2005 between Milan (Orio al Serio) and Bari. They are scheduled to fly 4 times per week on this route until 26 March. It is unclear whether they intend to continue with the route after that date.

January 3rd, 2005

Sterling announce Greek summer route

Sterling will launch a route for the summer season (beginning 11 June 2005) between Stockholm (Arlanda) and Athens. The route will only run for a period of approximately 2 months.

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