Low-cost airline news - May2005 archives

May 31st, 2005

FlyMe to begin flying to London

FlyMe are due to begin a new daily route from Stockholm (Arlanda) to London (Gatwick) on 03 October 2005.

This will be their first route to the UK and will also be the only current low-cost route from Gatwick to Sweden.

May 26th, 2005

Volareweb adds Palermo route

In addition to their other previously announced routes, the newly returned Italian low-cost airline, Volareweb, will add a route between their base at Milan (Linate) and Palermo on 15 June 2005.

May 25th, 2005

easyJet expands further at Basel

In August, easyJet will launch 3 new routes from Basel (Mulhouse), in addition to the 6 routes they will launch in June.

On 11 August 2005 they will launch routes to Hamburg and Madrid. The following day they will launch a new route from Basel to Malaga.

This will be the first time that easyJet will fly to Hamburg.

May 20th, 2005

Evolavia continues Moscow service

Evolavia will offer flights from Ancona to Moscow (Domodedovo) from 28 May 2005.

This will be a weekly service and seats are available to book now.

May 18th, 2005

Ryanair expands in Poland and Slovakia

Following our announcement this morning that SkyEurope will begin 2 new routes to Dublin, home of Ryanair, Ryanair have retalliated by announcing that they will launch a new route from London (Stansted) to Bratislava – the home of SkyEurope.

In addition, Ryanair will begin 4 other new routes from Stansted to the Polish cities of Gdansk, Bydgoszcz, Szczecin and Rzeszow.

These new routes will begin on 30 October 2005 and are available to book now.

SkyEurope launches routes to Dublin

will launch 2 new routes to this winter. They will begin flying to Dublin from their bases at (on 20 September 2005) and (14 October). Flights from both bases will be 3 times per week.

The routes have not yet been officially announced, however are already for sale via their web site.

May 14th, 2005

SmartWings launch new route to Milan

SmartWings will launch a new route from their Prague base to Milan (Orio al Serio) on 08 September 2005.

May 12th, 2005

helvetic begins flights to Balaton

helvetic will launch a new route on 06 June 2005 from Zurich to Balaton (Sarmellek) in Hungary. This makes them the first low-cost carrier to fly to Balaton, where they will fly once per week.

Also, from the beginning of June, helvetic will allow customers to purchase travel vouchers from many Swiss retailers. This will allow those without credit or debit cards to book their flights.

May 11th, 2005

Centralwings fly to Mallorca

Following the release of new routes yesterday, Centralwings have announced details of a new route between Warsaw and Palma (Mallorca). They will fly weekly from 20 May 2005 for the summer season.

May 10th, 2005

Centralwings launch summer services

Centralwings will launch a number of summer services from Poland to Greece. The flights, operating either weekly or fortnightly, will commence from the end of May 2005 and operate until mid-October.

They will begin services from Warsaw to Crete (Chania) and Thessaloniki. They will also fly to Crete from Poznan and Krakow, and Thessaloniki from Poznan and Katowice.

May 9th, 2005

MyAir adds routes to Olbia and Ibiza

The Italian low-cost airline, MyAir, will add summer routes from their bases at Venice (Marco Polo), Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) and Milan (Orio al Serio) to Ibiza and Oblia.

These flights will operate 3 times per week from 16 July 2007 until mid September.

May 5th, 2005

New London to Poznan connection from Wizz

Wizz Air are due to launch a new route from London (Luton) to Poznan on 18 September 2005. This will be their first route from Poznan.

Tickets are already on sale for this route.

Leeds to Tenerife with Jet2

On 04 October 2005, Jet2 will launch a new route between Leeds (Bradford) and Tenerife (Sur). They will fly 3 times weekly.

Tickets are available to book now for this new route.

May 1st, 2005

The return of Volareweb

The Italian low-cost carrier Volareweb, which suspended flights in November 2004, is due to begin flying again this June under ‘extraordinary management’.

After much speculation about the future of the airline, it would seem that they are having a cautious re-introduction to the low-cost market and initially intend to fly 4 Italian domestic routes from 01 June 2005. These routes will be from Milan (Linate) to Bari, Brindisi, Catania and Naples.

Flights are available to book now.

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