August 30th, 2005
Hapag-Lloyd Express will begin operating 3 new routes from 14 December 2005, including Munich to Bari and Naples and from Stuttgart to Stockholm (Arlanda). On 09 January 2006, they will also launch a route from Stuttgart to Milan (Malpensa).
Flights are available to book now on www.hlx.com.
Ryanair are looking to establish a base in Norway, in order to enable Norwegian domestic flights. They wish to compete with SAS Braathens and Norwegian Air Shuttle for a part of the internal flying market.
It would appear that they are appealing to Norwegian airports for cheap landing fees in order to determine routes and a base.
August 26th, 2005
They will operate 2 flights per day on this route from 12 September 2005.
August 23rd, 2005
August 18th, 2005
August 17th, 2005
Following a decision by British Airways to axe their service from Manchester to Nice, Jet2 have put their 2006 flights on sale early. Ordinarily they would not make seats for the summer 2006 season available until later in the year.
easyJet will launch 3 new routes to Geneva this winter season. On 15 December 2005 they will begin flying daily from Doncaster and Edinburgh. They will also begin a weekly service from Glasgow on 17 December.
August 15th, 2005
Ryanair are still in negotiations with Malta International Airport over landing fees. It has been speculated for some time that Ryanair are keen to launch flights to Malta, but have been unable to due to high landing fees. They have recently been offered favourable fees if they agree to operate a route from Girona.
Michael Cawley of Ryanair claims these fees are still too high, however negotiations continue.
August 9th, 2005
August 8th, 2005
Germanwings will make Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel) a base from this coming winter season. They will begin flying to 9 new destinations from Fuhlsbuettel, including Istanbul (Sabiha), Krakow, London (Gatwick), Munich, Oslo, Stockholm, Toulouse, Warsaw and Zagreb.
Flights will go on sale from 6pm (CET) on 10 August 2005 at www.germanwings.com.
August 5th, 2005
In a statement in May 2004, VLM stated that they “certainly don’t intend” to introduce a fuel surcharge. While many traditional scheduled airlines imposed a fuel surcharge last year, and increased it during 2005, the low-cost market remains very divided on this usbject.
As from today, all flights booked with VLM will be subject to a €5 per sector per passenger surcharge.
In recent days, both Ryanair and Germanwings have proclaimed their expansion into Poland a success. Ryanair is considering expansion into 5 more airports, and are rumoured to be considering Katowice, Deblin, Lublin-Niedzwiada, Szczytno and Bialystok. Ryanair are expected to announce at least another 2-3 routes to Poland this year.
August 4th, 2005
Flights are available to book from today.