July 29th, 2005
Flights are available to book immediately at www.vueling.com.
During the peak winter ski season, they are already flying up to 9-times daily from Luton alone.
July 28th, 2005
July 27th, 2005
In addition to the previously announced route to Poprad (Tatry), SkyEurope have announced routes between Salzburg and Barcelona, Manchester and Warsaw and between Innsbrook and Paris (Orly) and Amsterdam.
These flights are available to book for the winter 05/06 season.
July 26th, 2005
As anticipated yesterday when shares in the PlaneStation Group were suspended from trading, EUjet has today entered voluntary administration.
Ryanair will launch a new route from their base at Milan (Orio al Serio) to Bratislava on 10 October 2005. Flights will operate daily on this route.
July 25th, 2005
PlaneStation were already forced to sell their 75% stake in the Kent International Business Park (in Manston) in order to raise additional finance.
At present, the future of EUjet is unknown, however flights today appear to be operating.
The new British low-cost carrier, Nexus Airways, began taking bookings last week for flights which are due to commence from Liverpool in November 2005.
It is not possible to book online yet, however it is possible to make telephone enquiries using +44(0)845-257-1721.
Would-be passengers are reminded that Nexus does not yet hold the commercial transport license required by airlines (an Air Operator Certificate), as they are hoping to work in partnership with a pre-existing airline. No details are yet confirmed of this, and their timetable is currently provisional.
July 23rd, 2005
Poprad is in Northern Slovakia and is the highest (718m above sea level) international airport in Europe which is suitable for airliners.
July 20th, 2005
All 3 of these UK airports are new to Monarch Scheduled.
July 19th, 2005
Nexus Airways is set to be a new low-cost carrier, set up by 18 year old Daniel Reilly.
Flights will be added to our database in due course, if the operation gets off the ground.
July 14th, 2005
These routes will commence during the 2005/06 winter season, and are available now for booking.
July 13th, 2005
Flights will commence at the beginning of December 2005.
Wizz Air will launch a route from Warsaw to Kaunas on 01 December 2005. Following a similar model to their recently announced new route to Sofia, they are offering flights to Kaunas from 6 additional airports.
Wizz will offer connections to Kaunas from London (Luton), Paris (Beauvais), Stockholm (Skavsta), Dortmund, Liverpool and Malmo (Sturup). This will involve a change of aircraft at Warsaw (and collection and re-checking of baggage).
While airlines are aware that many passengers may ‘unofficially’ transfer from one flight to another, perhaps interchanging at a major hub such as London (Stansted), most of the low-cost carriers do not endorse this behaviour for cost-saving reasons. Wizz Air appear to be embracing it, and it will be interesting to see how this area of their business develops.
Ryanair have announced that they will add 8 new routes to Britain during the forthcoming winter season.
They will also begin flying to Krakow for the first time from London (Stansted) and Glasgow (Prestwick). This will see Ryanair introduce the 4th low-cost route from London to Krakow, and they will compete directly with SkyEurope, who already fly from Stansted.
Following the arrival of Ryanair at Santiago de Compostela, and the recent news of their expansion there – we have learnt that Air Berlin will also begin flying to Santiago de Compostela from 01 November.
They will operate a daily route from their base at Palma (Mallorca); this will become their 12th route from that hub.
July 12th, 2005
7 new routes from Kaunas are suggested, including London (Luton), Paris (Beauvais), Stockholm (Skavsta), Warsaw, Dortmund, Liverpool and Malmo (Sturup). We await an official announcement and details of launch dates.
The low-cost scheduled arm of the MyTravel Group, MyTravel Lite will cease operation at the end of the current summer season.
From November 2005, the budget airline will disappear and be merged with the parent charter operation.
Flights are available now for booking on these routes.
From 05 September 2005, Virgin Express will begin flying their Brussels base to Berlin (Schoenefeld). They will initially fly once-daily, but the frequency of flights will increase to twice-daily from October.
Centralwings have put their winter 2005/06 timetable on sale, including 7 new routes.
Thomsonfly have put their winter 2005/06 timetable on sale. This includes routes to cover winter ski destinations, from Doncaster, Bournemouth and Coventry to Lyon and from Coventry and Bournemouth to Salzburg. They have also announced new routes to the Canary Islands, including flights from Bournemouth and Doncaster to Tenerife (Sur) and from Doncaster to Las Palmas (Gran Canaria).
These flights are available to book now at www.thomsonfly.com.
From Friday 15 July 2005, Virgin Express will increase their fuel surcharge by an additional €2. This will bring their total surcharge to €10.
Ryanair have put their entire winter 2005/06 timetable on sale, this covers flights up until 26 March 2006.