Low-cost airline news - October2006 archives

October 30th, 2006

New Air Berlin route from Nuremberg to Moscow

Air Berlin will fly from their Nuremberg base to Moscow (Domodedovo) from 22 December 2006. They will fly three times per week during the winter season. Flights can be booked now at www.airberlin.com.

Jet2 to fly from Edinburgh to Prague

On 05 February 2007 Jet2 will begin flying from Edinburgh to Prague. They will initially fly twice per week, which will increase to five times per week during the summer season. Flights can be booked from today.

AlpiEagles to fly from Bari to Moscow

AlpiEagles will begin flying between Bari and Moscow (Domodedovo). Flights on this route will begin from 09 December 2006.

October 28th, 2006

Iceland Express to operate domestic flights

Iceland Express are expected to launch domestic flights within Iceland from Spring 2007. They will fly between their Reykjavik base and both Akureyri and Egilsstadir. Details are yet to be announced, but are expected shortly.

Ryanair to fly between Lodz and Shannon

Ryanair will begin flying from their Shannon base to Lodz from 04 December 2006. They will fly twice per week on this new route.

October 25th, 2006

Fly Gibraltar – a new low-cost airline?

A new airline branding themselves as low-cost is due to begin flying in March 2007. They will operate scheduled flights to Gibraltar from London (Stansted), Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and Dublin. They will provide inflight catering and seat allocations in the ticket price, but are positioning themselves as a budget airline.

Flights are due to go on sale in December.

October 24th, 2006

Iceland Express launch summer flights to Reykjavik

Iceland Express will increase the number of flights they offer to their Reykjavik base from next summer. They will add six new routes to Reykjavik including flights from Bergen, Oslo (International), Paris (Orly), Basel, Eindhoven and Billund. Flights can be booked now for summer 2007.

October 23rd, 2006

Wizz Air expansion at Warsaw

Wizz Air will launch four new routes from their Warsaw base. From 28 May 2007, they will fly from Warsaw to Corfu and Bourgas. From 23 July they will begin flying to Durham Tees Valley and Oslo (Torp).

Summer flights to Ibiza with Vueling

Spanish low-cost airline Vueling will begin flights to Ibiza next summer from Madrid, Barcelona and Milan (Malpensa). Flights will begin from 01 June 2007. They will also fly between Bilbao and Malaga from the end of March 2007, and from Barcelona to Mahon (01 June). Flights can be booked at www.vueling.com.

October 22nd, 2006

New flybe routes to Jersey

flybe will begin three new routes to Jersey from the end of April 2007. They will begin flying weekly from London (Luton), Newcastle and Liverpool. Flights can be booked at www.flybe.com.

October 21st, 2006

Blue Air to fly to Malaga

Blue Air will begin flying from their Bucharest (Baneasa) base to Malaga. From 15 December 2006 they will fly twice per week.

October 19th, 2006

Wizz Air to launch new Gdansk flights

Wizz Air will add two new routes from Gdansk in mid-July 2007. They will begin flying between Gdansk and both Malmo and Doncaster.

October 18th, 2006

New Ryanair flights to Warsaw and Stockholm

Ryanair will launch new routes to Stockholm (Vasteras) next year from Dublin (from February 2007) and London (Stansted) (late March 2007). They will also begin flying from Dublin to Warsaw from February 2007.

FlyMe to launch nine new routes

Scandinavian low-cost airline FlyMe will launch nine new Swedish routes from March 2007. These include flights from Malmo to Nice, Alicante and Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi); Stockholm (Arlanda) to Rome (Ciampino), Alicante, Nice and Lulea; Gothenburg (Landvetter) to Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) and Athens.

October 17th, 2006

FlyNordic winter flights to Grenoble

flynordic will begin flying weekly between Grenoble and Stockholm (Arlanda) this winter. They will begin flying this new route on 02 December 2006.

Clickair to expand flights to London and Barcelona

clickair, the new Spanish low-cost airline, will begin flying to London (Heathrow) on 01 February 2007, and will launch an extensive operation from Barcelona in the first quarter of 2007.

They will fly from London (Heathrow) to Valencia and Seville. From Barcelona they will launch nine new routes, including flights to Malaga, Oporto, Frankfurt (International), Munich, Berlin (Tegel), Basel, Amsterdam, Dublin and Prague. This will come as a major challenge to Vueling, whose main base is at Barcelona.

Serbian low-cost airline Centavia to begin flying

Centavia, the new low-cost airline based in Serbia, will begin “regular” flights from 25 October 2006. They will initially fly from the Serbian capital, Belgrade, to Podgorica (Montenegro) and Zagreb (Croatia). Further routes are planned and tickets will go on sale on 18 October.

October 15th, 2006

Hapag-Lloyd Express add flights to Rimini

Hapag-Lloyd Express will begin flying from their bases at Munich and Stuttgart to Rimini in Italy. Flights will begin from 15 May 2007. They will also launch a route from Hanover to Valencia at the end of March 2007. Flights on all of these new routes can be booked at www.hlx.com.

New Meridiana flights to Prague and Budapest

In December 2006, Meridiana will begin flying from their Florence base to both Prague and Budapest. They will fly twice per week on both of these new routes.

AlpiEagles to fly to Russia

Italian low-cost airline AlpiEagles will begin flying to Russia from the beginning of December 2006. They will fly daily from their Venice (Marco Polo) base to Moscow (Domodedovo).

October 12th, 2006

Air Berlin to fly to St Petersburg

Air Berlin will begin flying to St. Petersburg. They will fly twice per week from their base at Berlin (Tegel) starting 18 December 2006. Flights can already be booked at www.airberlin.com.

Jet2 to fly from Leeds to Toulouse

Jet2 will begin flying from their Leeds Bradford base to Toulouse. They will begin flying weekly for the 2007 summer season from 14 May 2007.

October 11th, 2006

Trondheim to Riga with Norwegian

Norwegian Air Shuttle will launch a new route from their Trondheim base in Norway to Riga in Latvia. They will fly twice per week on this new route, and tickets can be booked at www.norwegian.no.

New Sterling routes

Sterling will launch 3 new routes from 19 March 2007, including London (Gatwick) to Stockholm (Arlanda), Copenhagen to Split and Copenhagen to Bourgas. Flights can be booked now at www.sterlingticket.com.

Ryanair expansion at Madrid airport

Ryanair will make Madrid their 18th European base, and from 22 November 2006 will begin flying 14 new routes. They will begin flying to Dublin, Shannon, Eindhoven, Faro, Oporto, Marseille, Paris (Beauvais), Billund, Brussels (Charleroi), East Midlands, Oslo (Torp), Bournemouth, Gothenburg (Saeve) and Malmo.

This expansion at Madrid may come as a surprise, given that only 2 weeks ago easyJet announced that they would expand their operation from Madrid from February 2007.

October 9th, 2006

Wizz Air expansion at Katowice

Wizz Air have announced that they will launch six new routes from their Polish base at Katowice. The start dates of these new routes will be staggered from the end of May 2007. These include flights to Coventry, Bournemouth, Eindhoven, Athens, Heraklion and Bourgas.

October 7th, 2006

MyAir announce new routes to Romania and Bulgaria

Italian low-cost airline MyAir will begin flying from Catania to Bucharest (Baneasa) (Romania) and from Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) to Sofia (Bulgaria). These new routes will commence on on 19 December 2006 and 17 February 2007 respectively.

October 6th, 2006

Jet2 expand at Belfast

Jet2 continue their expansion at Belfast (International) with the announcement that they will launch five additional new routes there next year. During March and April 2007 they will begin new routes to Toulouse, Ibiza, Palma, Malaga and Milan (Orio al Serio). These flights are scheduled to operate for the summer season.

October 5th, 2006

Summer expansion for FlyGlobespan at Aberdeen and Durham

FlyGlobespan has announced the launch of four new routes from Durham Tees Valley and six from Aberdeen for the summer 2007 season. They will begin flying from Durham Tees Valley to Malaga, Palma, Alicante and Faro. From Aberdeen they will fly to Paphos (Cyprus), Alicante, Palma, Faro, Murcia and Barcelona.

Ryanair expansion at Nottingham East Midlands

From 12 February 2007, Ryanair will expand their operation from East Midlands. During a two week period they will launch 10 new routes. They will begin flying to Inverness, Knock, Valencia, Santiago de Compostela, Granada, Alghero, Milan (Orio al Serio), Pisa, Krakow and Bratislava.

Clickair to fly to Heathrow

The new low-cost airline partially owned by Spanish flag carrier Iberia, clickair, intend to begin flying to London (Heathrow) from next summer. They have secured landing slots at the airport and it is believed that they will launch new routes to Valencia and Seville. At present, no other low-cost airlines fly to Heathrow.

October 4th, 2006

Air Scotland add winter Canary Island links

Air Scotland will launch flights from their Glasgow (International) and Manchester bases to the Canary Islands this winter. From 31 October 2006, they will fly weekly to Arrecife and Las Palmas.

Greek flights from Wizz Air for next summer

Wizz Air will fly weekly from their Budapest base to destinations in Greece from 09 June 2007. They will fly to Rhodos, Corfu and Heraklion.

October 2nd, 2006

easyJet expansion at Belfast with flights to Krakow

easyJet will begin flying to Krakow from their Belfast (International) base from 24 April 2007. They will fly three times per week on this route, which will form part of a larger expansion of routes from Belfast (International) to be announced in the coming weeks. Flights will not go on sale until November when the easyJet summer schedule goes online.

MyAir to fly to Casablanca

Italian low-cost airline MyAir will launch their second route to Morocco next year. From 15 February 2007 they will fly twice per week between their Milan (Orio al Serio) base and Casablanca.

Norwegian link from Bergen to Warsaw

Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin flying between Bergen and Warsaw from 11 November 2006. They will fly twice per week on this route. Flights can be booked now at www.norwegian.no.

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