August 31st, 2006
After considerable delay, it looks like a deal is imminent between Ryanair and the Maltese Government regarding landing fees in Malta. This should see Ryanair fly to Malta from London (Luton), Pisa and Dublin, with flights possibly beginning as early as 31 October 2006. However, the final details are yet to be confirmed and flights are not yet on sale.
August 30th, 2006
Ryanair intends to make it possible to use your mobile phone while flying from mid-2007. They are working with OnAir to provide mobile phone access “at rates that will mirror international roaming charges”. The new facility will allow customers to use their mobile phone as normal during the flight.
August 29th, 2006
August 27th, 2006
August 24th, 2006
It is believed that easyJet will offer domestic as well as international flights from their new base.
August 17th, 2006
Air Berlin, the 3rd largest low-cost airline in Europe, will buy competing German low-cost airline dba. Apparently the motivation behind this move is to increase their capacity at Munich and Dusseldorf. The purchase is said to cost in the region of “mid-double-digit million” Euros.
From 01 April 2007, the airlines will offer a combined flight schedule, but will continue to operate as separate companies.
August 16th, 2006
August 12th, 2006
easyJet will launch two new routes from their Milan (Malpensa) base in the coming months. On 31 October 2006, they will begin flying daily between Milan (Malpensa) and Amsterdam, and from 15 December, they will fly daily between Milan (Malpensa) and Prague. Flights are on sale now.
August 10th, 2006
Spanish low-cost airline Vueling will launch 2 new routes to Santiago de Compostela next month. From 14 September 2006 they will begin flying daily between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid, and from 18 September they will begin flying between Santiago de Compostela and Paris (Charles de Gaulle). Tickets can already be purchased at www.vueling.com.
August 9th, 2006
Ryanair will launch 12 new routes from their Dublin base over the coming months, bringing the total number of routes their operate from Dublin to 63. The new routes include flights to Madrid, Vitoria and Seville (Spain), Oslo (Torp) (Norway), Tampere (Finland), Billund (Denmark), Rzeszow (Poland), Friedrichshafen (Germany), Grenoble (France), Bologna (Forli) (Italy) and Pula (Croatia).
Monarch Scheduled will join the group of airlines operating low-cost flights from London (Gatwick) to Ibiza next summer. They will begin flying 5 times per week from 24 May 2007. easyJet and Thomsonfly already fly this route.
August 8th, 2006
Spanish low-cost airline Vueling are due to begin flying daily between Valencia and Barcelona. Flights can already be booked at www.vueling.com for this new route, which is due to commence on 18 September 2006.
August 6th, 2006
August 2nd, 2006
Condor will launch 2 new routes from their base of low-cost operations, Munich, from November 2006. They will begin flying to Paris (Charles de Gaulle) and Madrid, but will discontinue flying a number of routes from Munich in the meantime.
From the end of October 2006, Hapag-Lloyd Express will launch new routes from Leipzig to Dusseldorf and Munich. They will also add 2 new routes from Leipzig to Salzburg and Klagenfurt from mid-December.
Flights can be booked now at www.hlx.com.