Low-cost airline news - July2006 archives

July 28th, 2006

Jet2 to fly to Chambery for winter

Jet2 will boost winter links to Chambery from the north of England this winter when they launch flights from their Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle bases. They will begin flying up to 4 times per week from 11 December 2006.

July 26th, 2006

6 new routes for Ryanair from Shannon and London

From 31 October 2006, Ryanair have announced they begin flying 6 new routes. They will fly from their Shannon base to Edinburgh and Bournemouth. They will also launch routes from London (Luton) to Fez and Marrakech and from London (Stansted) to the Croatian city of Pula and a new destination – Deauville in France.

July 24th, 2006

Spain’s new low-cost airline: Clickair

Iberia, the Spanish national carrier is to launch a low-cost airline later this year. Details regarding the airline, which is believed to be called Clickair, are expected to be revealed later in the week.

They are expected to begin flying from Barcelona with 3 aircraft, with more to come later in the year.

Air Turquoise suspend operations

On 19 July 2006, French low-cost airline Air Turquoise, based at Vatry, was put into liquidation. Air Turquoise intend to maintain internal operations until the end of the month, in case a buyer can be found, however as of 19 July, all flights have been suspended.

The latest information can be found at www.airturquoise.com.

July 20th, 2006

New routes from Glasgow and Frankfurt for Ryanair

Ryanair will launch 6 new routes at the end of October 2006. They will begin flying from Glasgow (Prestwick) to Riga and Eindhoven, and from their Frankfurt (Hahn) base to Valencia, Nantes, Balaton  and Biarritz.

July 19th, 2006

New SkyEurope routes including Bucharest and Turin

Sky Europe will launch a new route between their Prague base and Turin, flying twice per week from 26 December 2006. They will also begin flying to Bucharest (Baneasa) from Rome (Fiumicino), beginning 29 December. From 01 February 2007, Sky Europe will also begin flying to Bucharest (Baneasa) from their Budapest base.

These new Romanian routes from Sky Europe may be as a consequence of the recent announcement by Wizz Air to expand into Romania.

July 18th, 2006

Another Ibiza connection from Manchester

Monarch Scheduled will begin flying between Manchester and Ibiza from 19 May 2007. They will join low-cost airlines Thomsonfly and Jet2 in flying this route.

July 17th, 2006

New destinations for MyAir

Italian low-cost airline MyAir will add 3 routes for their winter 2006/07 schedule, beginning at the end of October 2006. They will fly from Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) to Barcelona and Paris (Charles de Gaulle) and also between Venice (Marco Polo) and Naples.

Warsaw to Copenhagen with Norwegian

Norwegian Air Shuttle will add another route from Warsaw, illustrating further commitment to expansion in Poland. From 29 October 2006, they will begin flying between Copenhagen and Warsaw.

Flights can be booked at www.norwegian.no.

July 12th, 2006

Eindhoven and other winter flights with Transavia

Dutch low-cost airline Transavia will launch flights from Eindhoven from 30 October 2006. They will begin flying to Alicante, Malaga and Faro. They have also added 3 routes for the winter season including Rotterdam to Innsbruck and Geneva, and Amsterdam to Salzburg.

Flights for these and other winter routes are on sale at www.transavia.com.

July 7th, 2006

Winter flights between Edinburgh and Prague with FlyGlobespan

FlyGlobespan will fly between Edinburgh and Prague from 02 November 2006. They will fly 3 times per week until 23 December.

Germanwings adds St Petersburg and Zweibrucken from Berlin

Germanwings has put 2 new routes from their Berlin (Schoenefeld) base on sale, including flights to St. Petersburg from 02 November 2006, and flights to Zweibrucken from 15 September.

July 6th, 2006

Wizz Air to fly second Polish route from Cork

Central European low-cost airline Wizz Air will launch a new route between Cork and Gdansk from 15 December 2006. They will fly 3 times per week on this new route.

July 5th, 2006

Vueling link Paris and Bilbao

Spanish low-cost airline Vueling will begin flying daily between Paris (Charles de Gaulle) and Bilbao from next week. The route begins on 13 July, and can be booked now at www.vueling.com.

Sterling to fly to Poland

Following the recent expansion into Poland by fellow Scandinavian low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle, Sterling will begin flying between their Copenhagen base and Krakow from 19 September 2006. Flights can be booked now at www.sterlingticket.com.

Progress with Centavia – Serbia’s first low-cost airline

We previously reported that a new low-cost airline based in Serbia, Centavia, planned to begin flying this summer.

Centavia have now received their first aircraft, and their staff have been trained. Technically, they are ready to begin flying, however Serbian law dictates that a locally registered airline must have 2 aircraft before they may begin flying. Centavia are expected to receive their second aircraft later this month.

As yet, tickets are not on sale.

July 4th, 2006

Monarch Scheduled to fly to Almeria and Ibiza

Monarch Scheduled will launch 2 new routes to Almeria and Ibiza from their London (Luton) base next summer. They will begin flying on 03 and 24 May 2007 respectively.

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