July 28th, 2006
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
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
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.
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
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
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
July 17th, 2006
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.
Flights can be booked at www.norwegian.no.
July 12th, 2006
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
July 6th, 2006
July 5th, 2006
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.
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.