Low-cost airline news - November2006 archives

November 30th, 2006

Sterling to fly from Gothenburg

Sterling will begin flying from Gothenburg (Landvetter) from 27 March 2007. They will fly between Gothenburg (Landvetter) and Alicante, Malaga, Nice and Florence. Flights can be booked at www.sterlingticket.com.

November 28th, 2006

New flybe routes on sale for Summer 2007

flybe have put a second batch of flights from their Summer 2007 schedule on sale. This includes 13 new routes including flights to Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel), Dubrovnik, Split, Avignon, Rennes, Brest, Nice, Limoges, Glasgow (International), Belfast (City), Manchester, Newquay and Bergerac.

Flights can be booked now at www.flybe.com.

Four new routes for easyJet

easyJet have put four new routes on sale for next year, including Newcastle to Mahon (14 July 2007) and Krakow (30 March), Bristol to Bordeaux from the end of March, and from East Midlands to Ibiza from mid-July.

Iceland Express to launch flights to Egilsstadir

Iceland Express will begin flying to the town of Egilsstadir in Eastern Iceland. From June 2007, they will operate a summer service between Copenhagen and Egilsstadir twice per week.

November 25th, 2006

Germanwings summer 2007 schedule on sale

Germanwings have put flights on sale until the end of October 2007. This includes a number of new routes from their Stuttgart, Cologne-Bonn, Berlin (Schoenefeld) and Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel) bases. Flights begin from the end of March.

From Cologne-Bonn they will begin flying to Alghero (Sardinia), Zadar (Croatia), Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Bucharest (Baneasa) (Romania), Sofia (Bulgaria), Bourgas (Bulgaria), Varna (Bulgaria) and Kavala. From Stuttgart they will begin flying to Bastia (Corsica), from Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel) to Palma and from Berlin (Schoenefeld) to Bourgas (Bulgaria), Verona (Villafranca) (Bulgaria) and Balaton  (Hungary).

November 24th, 2006

MyAir to expand their network

Italian low-cost airline MyAir will add 10 new routes from their various bases from early next year. From 15 February 2007, they will begin flying from Milan (Orio al Serio) to Bordeaux, Marseille and Tirana, from Venice (Marco Polo) to Marseille and Lille and from Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) to Bordeaux. From 15 March, they will begin flying from Bari to Bucharest (Baneasa), Genoa, Milan (Malpensa) and Paris (Charles de Gaulle).

bmibaby expansion at Birmingham

bmibaby will expand their operation at Birmingham from next summer, including the introduction of four new routes. They will begin flying to Barcelona, Lisbon, Marseille and Rome (Fiumicino) from 24 May 2007.

Jet2 to fly from Newcastle to London

From 25 March 2007 Jet2 will begin flying between Newcastle and London (Gatwick). They will fly three times per week on this route, replacing a service which British Airways will cease to operate.

November 17th, 2006

Air Berlin to fly to Rimini

Air Berlin will begin flying to Rimini from 12 May 2007. They will begin flights from Amsterdam, Berlin (Tegel), Dusseldorf and Munich. These new routes are on sale now at www.airberlin.com.

Ryanair modifies flights from Marseille

Ryanair will add new routes from Marseille from 17 January 2007. They will begin flying from Marseille to Malmo, Hamburg (Luebeck) and Gothenburg (Saeve), but have removed from sale all of their flights from Marseille to Morocco. They have also removed Moroccan flights from Frankfurt (Hahn), but will launch a route from Frankfurt (Hahn) to Malaga in January.

November 16th, 2006

Thomsonfly launch new low-cost routes

From 01 May 2007, Thomsonfly will begin five new low-cost routes across the UK. These include flights from London (Luton) to Jersey and Dubrovnik, Manchester to Lisbon and Funchal and from East Midlands to Malaga. These new routes can be booked at www.thomsonfly.com.

Edinburgh to Munich is a new easyJet route

easyJet will launch a new daily flight between Edinburgh and Munich. The new daily flight, which begins on 04 April 2007, is the first new route announced by easyJet as part of their expansion plans for Edinburgh. easyJet are expected to announce more new routes for 2007 from Edinburgh in the coming weeks.

New flights from Oslo with Norwegian

Norwegian Air Shuttle have put three new routes on sale for next year from their Oslo (International) base. From 14 April 2007 they will begin flying weekly (increasing to twice per week) to Heraklion. From 01 July, they will fly to Venice (Marco Polo) in Italy and Kirkenes in the extreme north east of Norway. Flights are on sale now at www.norwegian.no.

November 15th, 2006

New flight from Dublin to Szczecin

centralwings, the Central European low-cost airline, will begin flying between Dublin and Szczecin in Poland. They will fly twice per week on this new route from 19 February 2007. Flights can be booked now at www.centralwings.com.

November 14th, 2006

easyJet to fly between Madrid and Marrakech

easyJet will fly from their Madrid base to Marrakech this winter. They will begin flying on 22 February 2007.

November 11th, 2006

New helvetic flights to Faro and Jerez

helvetic will begin flights to Faro and Jerez from their Zurich base. From May 2007 they will begin weekly flights.

November 8th, 2006

New Centralwings flights from Lodz

centralwings, the low-cost airline owned by Polish state airline LOT, will begin two routes from Lodz next year. From 19 February 2007 they will begin flying twice per week to Rome (Ciampino) and Paris (Beauvais). Flights can be booked now at www.centralwings.com.

FlyGlobespan expansion at Durham Tees Valley

FlyGlobespan will expand their operation at Durham Tees Valley with five new routes next year. From 28 May 2007 they will launch flights to Ibiza, initially with a weekly frequency, increasing to twice weekly during the peak summer season. From the end of June, they will launch flights to Mahon, Jersey, Nice and Pula.

November 4th, 2006

flybe to buy BA Connect

In a surprise move, flybe announced a deal to purchase BA Connect, the recently launched subsidiary of British Airways.

The deal will see flybe operate 70 aircraft from next year, flying around 160 routes. BA will have a 15% stake in the new combined business. Job cuts within BA Connect are expected.

East Midlands to Rimini with Ryanair

Ryanair will begin flying from their East Midlands base to the Italian resort of Rimini next year. From 27 March 2007 they will fly three times per week.

November 1st, 2006

MyAir begin flying from Bari to Tirana

From the end of November Italian low-cost airline MyAir will begin flying from Bari to the Albanian capital, Tirana. They will fly three times per week on this route.

New bmibaby routes from Birmingham

bmibaby will begin three new routes from their Birmingham base from 26 March 2007. They will begin flying twice daily to Glasgow (International), and three times per week to Murcia and Faro.

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