Low-cost airline news - December2006 archives

December 26th, 2006

Norwegian to launch Edinburgh to Oslo connection

Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin flying between the Scottish and Norwegian capitals when they launch a new route between Edinburgh and Oslo (International). They will fly three times per week from 15 April 2007. Flights can be booked now at www.norwegian.no.

Cheap flights between Sweden and Turkey

Swedish low-cost airline FlyMe will begin flights from their Gothenburg (Landvetter) base to Istanbul (Sabiha) next year. From 02 April 2007 they will fly weekly on this route, increasing to twice weekly in May. They will also begin flights from Gothenburg (Landvetter) to Rimini on 03 May and Stockholm (Arlanda) to Marseille on 25 March.

December 20th, 2006

Luton to Cyprus with Monarch Scheduled

Monarch Scheduled will begin flights from their London (Luton) base to Larnaca (Cyprus) from 27 March 2007. They will fly four times per week on this new route.

December 19th, 2006

SkyEurope to open base at Vienna

Despite only being a short distance from their Bratislava base, Central European low-cost airline Sky Europe will open a base at Vienna from 25 March 2007. Traditionally, Vienna has been ignored by many low-cost airlines due to the high landing fees that airlines must pay to fly there.

From March 2007, Sky Europe will fly from Vienna to Barcelona, Amsterdam, Brussels (International), Paris (Orly), Nice, Venice (Treviso), Florence, Rimini, Bucharest (Baneasa), Sofia, Athens, Thessaloniki, Larnaca, Zadar, Dubrovnik and Split.

Norwegian to fly to Bulgaria

Norwegian Air Shuttle will expand their network to cover Bulgaria next year. On 14 April 2007 they will begin flights from their Oslo (International) base to Varna and Bourgas. Tickets can already be booked at www.norwegian.no.

easyJet expansion at Edinburgh

easyJet will expand their operation at Edinburgh by adding three new routes. They will begin flying to Madrid (from 25 February 2007), Milan (Malpensa) (from 21 May) and Palma (from 10 June). Separately, they have also announced that they will also begin flying between Geneva and Oporto from 29 June.

December 16th, 2006

Jet2 adds Prague flights from Manchester

Jet2 will begin flying to Prague from their Manchester base next year. They will begin with a frequency of three times per week from 26 February 2007, increasing to a daily service from the end of March.

Bucharest and Malta flights with Meridiana

Meridiana will begin flying from Verona (Villafranca) to Bucharest (Otopeni) on 22 December 2006 and from 2007 they will fly three times per week on this route. They will also begin flying from Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) to Malta on 25 March 2007. Flights can be booked at www.meridiana.it.

Flynordic summer routes on sale

On 05 April 2007 flynordic will begin flights from their Stockholm (Arlanda) base to Toulon via Bordeaux (a stop only), also facilitating connections from Bordeaux to Toulon. They will also start flying from Stockholm (Arlanda) to Dublin (from 01 April) and Tallinn (from 04 May).

FlyMe to fly to Malaga

Swedish low-cost airline FlyMe will begin flying from their Stockholm (Arlanda) base to Malaga next year. They will fly weekly from 24 February 2007.

December 13th, 2006

Six new Ryanair routes across Europe

Ryanair have announced a further six new routes to be launched over the coming months. These include the reinstating of their flights between London (Stansted) and Brussels (Charleroi) (from 01 June 2007), and new routes from Girona to Cagliari, Bremen to Malaga, Valladolid to Milan (Orio al Serio), Pisa to Cagliari and Rome (Ciampino) to Madrid.

Kavala a new destination from Stuttgart

Germanwings will begin flying to Kavala (Greece) from their Stuttgart base next year. Weekly flights will begin on 27 March 2007.

Cardiff to Barcelona with Thomsonfly

Thomsonfly will begin low-cost flights to Barcelona from Cardiff in May 2007. They will also launch flights from Cardiff to Faro for the summer season. See www.thomsonfly.com for more information.

Centralwings summer 2007 schedule on sale

Flights with Central European low-cost airline centralwings are now on sale for summer 2007, including new routes from Cork to Warsaw, Shannon to Katowice and Rome (Ciampino) to GDN}. Flights can be booked at www.centralwings.com.

Free flights for life with Vueling

Vueling, the Spanish low-cost airline, has launched a competition to win “the golden ticket” allowing free flights on all Vueling routes indefinitely. Anybody purchasing a ticket before the end of January 2007 will be eligible for the prize draw. Try your luck now at www.vueling.com.

December 12th, 2006

Three new routes from easyJet

easyJet have put three new routes on sale including London (Gatwick) to Palermo (starting 18 June 2007) and Pisa (from 03 April), and also from Athens to Paris (Orly) (from 04 May). These flights are available to book from today.

December 9th, 2006

Italian flights to Morocco with MyAir

Italian low-cost airline MyAir will begin flying from their Venice (Marco Polo) base to Marrakech and Casablanca in Morocco from 25 March 2007. They will also launch flights from Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) to Madrid on the same day. On 28 February 2007 they will also begin flying from Venice (Marco Polo) to Bordeaux and Sofia.

New easyJet flights from Geneva and Luton

As easyJet put their summer 2007 schedule on sale, a number of new routes have been revealed. These include flights from Geneva to Bordeaux and Olbia (starting 29 June 2007). They will also begin flying from London (Luton) to Ibiza from 05 May.

Norwegian to fly five new routes

Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin flying four new routes on 14 April 2007, including Oslo (International) to Bordeaux, Valencia and Pula (Croatia), and also from thir Trondheim base to Malaga. They will also begin flying to Rijeka (Croatia) from their Oslo (International) base on 02 July 2007. Visit www.norwegian.no to book.

December 8th, 2006

Monarch Scheduled to operate Gatwick to Murcia flights

Monarch Scheduled will launch scheduled flights between London (Gatwick) and Murcia next summer. From May 2007 they will commence daily flights on this route.

Linz to Cologne with Hapag-Lloyd Express

From 25 March 2007 Hapag-Lloyd Express will begin flying between Cologne-Bonn and Linz. They will fly 6 times per week on this route. Flights will be available to book at www.hlx.com.

December 5th, 2006

Hapag-Lloyd Express to fly to Calvi (Corsica)

Hapag-Lloyd Express will begin flying to Calvi on the island of Corsica next year. They will fly weekly from their Cologne-Bonn base beginning 31 March 2007. This will be the first low-cost airline route to Calvi. Visit www.hlx.com for more information.

flybe to launch Cardiff – Belfast link

flybe will begin flying between Belfast (City) and Cardiff next year. From 17 May 2007 they will fly twice daily on this route. Flights can be booked now at www.flybe.com.

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