February 25th, 2005
In addition to the previously announced schedules, they intend to add routes to Athens from Bratislava and Budapest. We haven’t seen a confirmation of flight times yet on these 2 new routes, when they do become available the routes will be added to the cheap0 database.
February 24th, 2005
February 23rd, 2005
February 20th, 2005
We’ve just updated all of the Air Berlin routes to reflect the upcoming summer schedules.
This summer should see them flying around 300 direct routes, although the frequencies are low compared to other low-cost airlines in Europe, as they only fly once per week to many destinations.
February 18th, 2005
It was revealed earlier in the week and confirmed today that dba are planning to taking over 15 routes currently operated by Germania Express. This will see them lease planes from Germania and operate routes on their behalf, but it is unclear to what extent dba will take over the operation of the airline.
It is also believed that dba are interested taking over Olympic Airlines, the Greek national carrier.
Of interest to those outside Europe coming to visit is the Europebyair programme. This allows people to travel on all the routes operated by a number of airlines in Europe for $99 (excluding airport taxes) per flight. Bookings can be made in advance or on the fly.
Monarch Scheduled and dba have just been added to the network as new partners, joining other low-cost carriers including Alpi Eagles, flybe, Virgin Express and VLM, legacy carriers, and oddly – even Eurostar.
Europebyair passes can only be purchased outside Europe and are only available to non-Europeans.
February 17th, 2005
February 15th, 2005
February 14th, 2005
Centralwings is a part of the state airline LOT. On the surface, this looks like they are simply trying to sell some spare capacity during the winter season.
February 9th, 2005
easyJet have announced that they will start a new route on 24 March 2005 from London (Stansted) to Asturias (Oviedo) in Spain. This of course makes them the first budget airline to add Asturias to the low-cost map of Europe.
February 4th, 2005
February 3rd, 2005
Iceland Express have announced a temporary summer route expansion. On 17 May 2005 they will launch a 3-times weekly route from Reykjavik to Frankfurt (Hahn), which is due to fly until 17 September 2005.
Tickets for this route will be on sale this morning.
February 2nd, 2005
Sterling will begin flying a new route from Copenhagen to Amsterdam on 01 May 2005. They will use this route from Amsterdam to interconnect flights from their bases at Oslo, Stockholm (Arlanda), Gothenburg (Landvetter) and Billund.
A reminder that only direct low-cost routes appear in the cheap0 database at the present time.