June 29th, 2006
centralwings, the low-cost airline owned by Polish state airline LOT, have put their winter 2006/07 schedule on sale. This includes many new routes, such as flights from their Warsaw base to London (Stansted), Lille and Grenoble. They heavily upgrade the routes from their Wroclaw base, including flights to London (Gatwick), Cologne-Bonn, Cork and Rome (Ciampino). They will also launch routes between Krakow and Cork, Gdansk and Shannon.
All of these flights, and other winter flights are now on sale at www.centralwings.com.
June 27th, 2006
flybe have announced a further 8 new routes in their winter timetable, which will begin flying from mid-December 2006.
Flights are already on sale on these roues at www.flybe.com.
Central European low-cost airline Wizz Air will continue to expand in January 2007, when they will launch an extensive network of flights to Romania.
From 16 January, they will launch 5 new routes from Bucharest (Baneasa) to London (Luton), Budapest, Barcelona, Dortmund and Rome (Ciampino). They will add 2 new routes from Tirgu Mures to Barcelona and Rome (Ciampino), and they will also begin flying between Arad and Milan (Orio al Serio).
June 26th, 2006
While many low-cost airlines are yet to reveal their winter 2006 timetable, Monarch Scheduled have put flights on sale for summer 2007 already.
June 23rd, 2006
Norwegian Air Shuttle will expand their operation in Poland by launching 7 new routes from 15 September 2006. They will begin flying from Warsaw to Dublin, Stockholm (Arlanda), Rome (Ciampino), Milan (Malpensa) and Athens. They will also begin flying to Stockholm (Arlanda) from Krakow and Wroclaw.
Flights on these new routes can be booked at www.norwegian.no.
Air Scotland – the low-cost airline which was intended to be the Scottish flag carrier is to be renamed.
It has been speculated that one of the reasons for the name change is to help offset the reputation that the airline has recently obtained for heavily delayed and cancelled flights.
Last year, Air Scotland was acquired by Spanish hotel chain H-Top Hotels, and has since begun flying from English airports, as well as Scottish ones. The parent company says that the new name – topjetair – will give the airline a “more international flair”.
June 22nd, 2006
They can be booked at www.thomsonfly.com.
flybe have put a number of new routes on sale for the forthcoming winter season. These include, from 29 October 2006, flights to Aberdeen from Leeds Bradford and Exeter, to Amsterdam from Exeter and Norwich, from Birmingham to Hanover, and from Belfast (City) to Doncaster and Galway.
Tickets can be booked at www.flybe.com.
June 20th, 2006
Air Berlin, recently voted “best low-cost airline in the world” in a survey by Skytrax, will launch 5 new routes from Zurich on 04 November 2006. The new routes to Spain and Madeira include Arrecife, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas, Tenerife and Funchal.
Following their announcement last week that they will launch a route from Edinburgh to Chambery, Scottish low-cost airline FlyGlobespan will also launch a route from London (Stansted) to Chambery. They will fly daily from 23 December 2006.
June 19th, 2006
Flights are already available to book at www.flybe.com.
June 15th, 2006
June 14th, 2006
Iceland Express will operate flights between London (Stansted) and Akureyri – the second city in Iceland – during autumn. They will begin flying twice per week from 28 September 2006, and will operate for just 1 month.
June 13th, 2006
bmibaby will begin selling tickets from their winter 2006/07 timetable in stages from Thursday this week.
French low-cost airline Air Turquoise will move from their Reims base to Vatry from 28 June 2006. They will move all their flights to Vatry, including flights to London (Luton), Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nice and Marseille.
They will operate a free shuttle bus service between Reims city centre and Vatry airport.
German low-cost airline dba will begin flying directly between Stuttgart and Moscow (Domodedovo) next week. This will see them compete with Germanwings who already fly between Stuttgart and Moscow (Vnukovo).
June 12th, 2006
June 8th, 2006
easyJet will increase capacity at their London (Gatwick) base by 10% this winter. This will be reflected in additional flights on existing routes to Madrid, Cologne-Bonn, Milan, Amsterdam, Berlin (Schoenefeld) and Athens.
With this expansion, easyJet aim to attract business passengers currently flying with BA. easyJet is now taking the time to publicise a change in policy which allows passengers to transfer to earlier flights free of charge, if there is space on an earlier flight. easyJet also continues to be attractive due to an unlimited weight allowance on hand luggage.
June 7th, 2006
Tickets are have just become available, and can be booked at www.vueling.com
June 5th, 2006
June 4th, 2006
June 2nd, 2006
This should not be confused with a one-off route they are operating to Oslo (International) in mid-June.