June 23rd, 2005
Hapag-Lloyd Express released the 2nd part of their winter timetable today at 5pm (GMT).
Tickets can be purchased now at www.hlx.com.
During the upcoming winter season, 6 new routes will be added from Norwich (bringing their route total to 10). They will launch flights to Alicante and Malaga from the end of September 2005. On 17 December, they will launch new routes to the ski destinations Chambery and Geneva. On 16 March 2006, they will launch new routes to Aberdeen and Dublin. It looks likely that flybe will compete with Air Wales, who already operate a route from Norwich to Dublin.
flybe will also add 3 new routes to their Exeter base, bringing their total routes to 18. On 01 November they will add a new route to Murcia, and then on 17 December to Geneva and Chambery on 24 December.
These new routes are available to book now on www.flybe.com.
In association with the Prima Tour Travel Agency, Evolavia will launch a weekly route from their base at Ancona to Bol (Brac) in Croatia. This route will be operated from 17 July 2005 until 04 September.
June 21st, 2005
A new French budget airline, Air Turquoise, are due to commence flying their ‘regular’ schedule of flights as early as 23 June 2005. They will fly daily from Reims (not Betheny as previously expected) to Bordeaux, Nice and Marseille.
They appear to be taking bookings from today.
This route is only scheduled to operate for the summer season.
As expected, Ryanair today announced details of their new routes from London (Stansted). This includes a route to Kaunas, their first Lithuanian route, and the first low-cost connection from outside Scandinavia to Lithuania. Flights will commence on 22 September 2005.
June 20th, 2005
Bulgarian airline Hemus Air (formerly a state-owned airline, but now under private ownership) has reacted to Wizz Air’s announcement to launch routes from Budapest to the Bulgarian capital – Sofia, with a decision to launch low-cost services.
At present no further information about the airline is available, and it is not possible to book any tickets via their web site. The airline and routes will be added to the cheap0 database, if and when tickets go on sale.
No route details are available yet, however it is anticipated that Ryanair will give a briefing in Kaunas tomorrow.
June 17th, 2005
easyJet will be releasing their winter schedule in batches, however the first batch of routes is now available to book, through until the end of March 2006.
June 16th, 2005
Wizz Air will add a new route from their Budapest base to the Bulgarian capital – Sofia. This will be the first European low-cost connection to Sofia since the demise of the Bulgarian budget airline Bexx Air.
They will begin flying this new route from 19 September 2005. Wizz are also offering ‘official’ connections from London (Luton) and Frankfurt (Hahn), which allow passengers to change planes at Budapest.
June 14th, 2005
From 17 December 2005 they will start flying to Chambery.
Smart Wings and EUjet have announced that they will cooperate on a route from Kent (Manston) to Prague. From 12 July 2005, Smart Wings will help with sales and marketing on these flights. The flights will actually be operated by EUjet.
June 13th, 2005
June 12th, 2005
bmibaby will put their 2005 winter timetable on sale this week. Routes from Birmingham and Nottingham (East Midlands) will go on sale on 15 June, with Cardiff and Durham Tees Valley routes going on sale the following day.
June 9th, 2005
Following the announcement by Hapag-Lloyd Express, Germanwings have announced that they will begin the sale of flights from their 2005/06 winter schedule this afternoon at 4pm (GMT). This will include flights until 25 March 2006.
Bookings can be made at www.germanwings.com.
Hapag-Lloyd Express have announced that they will release tickets for their winter schedule (covering dates until 25 March 2006) in phases.
They will put the first phase of their winter schedule on sale this afternoon at 3pm (GMT) at www.hlx.com.
June 8th, 2005
This summer service is due to run until the end of September 2005.
June 2nd, 2005
easyJet will add 5 new summer routes in July from their various UK bases. These include:
Tickets are now available to book for these routes.