December 27th, 2005
December 24th, 2005
The new routes from Dublin will include Kaunas, Bratislava, Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Malmo, Gothenburg, Venice (Treviso), Milan (Orio al Serio), Salzburg, Oporto, Valencia, Marseille, Nantes, La Rochelle, Hamburg (Luebeck) and Karlsruhe-Baden.
December 16th, 2005
flybe will introduce charges for passengers wishing to put luggage in the aircraft hold from February 2006. Passengers will be charged £4 or £2 if booked in advance. As a consequence of these changes, flybe will also reduce the cost of every flight by £1.
They will increase the hand-luggage allowance to 10kg per person, and will increase the allowance for luggage in the hold to 25kg.
December 14th, 2005
December 12th, 2005
bmibaby have decided to stop operating flights in association with Air Wales on routes from Cardiff to Glasgow (International) and Belfast (International). Air Wales have responded by announcing the launch of their own route to Belfast (City).
In addition, Aer Arann have also announced the launch of 2 new routes to Cardiff, including one from Belfast (City) and one from Dublin (from 27 March 2006). This will mean that there will be 3 low-cost airlines competing on Cardiff to Dublin routes (Aer Arann, Air Wales and Ryanair), and also routes to Belfast (bmibaby, Aer Arann and Air Wales).
December 8th, 2005
Ryanair will launch routes to 4 new destinations during early 2006. They will add Vitoria (Spain) and Parma (Italy) to the low-cost map of Europe, and will also start flying to Balaton (Hungary) and Lamezia-Terme (Italy). These 4 new destinations will initially be served from London (Stansted) and will be launched during February and March.
December 6th, 2005
Centralwings will launch 5 new routes to the UK and Republic of Ireland for the summer 2006 season. They will launch a route from Lodz to Dublin in direct competition with Ryanair, who recently announced that they would start flying this route from 04 April. They will also launch a route to Dublin from Gdansk.
In addition, they will launch routes to Edinburgh from Gdansk and Katowice, and to Leeds (Bradford) from Warsaw. At the same time, Centralwings will also launch a route from Krakow to Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi). All routes commence at the end of March 2006, and are available to book now.
Ryanair will add 6 new routes to their network from 22 February 2006, including Liverpool to Oporto and Seville, Glasgow (Prestwick) to Marseille and Reus, Paris (Beauvis) to Oporto and Frankfurt (Hahn) to Bari.
Flights are already available to book on these new routes.