Low-cost airline news - February2007 archives

February 26th, 2007

More new routes from Seville for Clickair

On 01 May 2007, clickair will continue their expansions with new flights between Seville and both Frankfurt (International) and Amsterdam. These flights are available to book now.

MyAir to begin Genoa to Paris flights

Italian low-cost airline MyAir will begin flights from Genoa to Paris (Charles de Gaulle). They will fly four times per week on this route from 01 May 2007.

Summer exansions for Centralwings at Warsaw

centralwings will expand the number of routes that they fly from their Warsaw base for the summer 2007 season. Throughout the next few months they will begin flying from Warsaw to Chania, Malta, Catania, Palermo, Thessaloniki, Faro, Varna, Heraklion and Rhodos. They will also launch flights from Katowice to Rhodos and from Krakow to Lisbon.

All of these flights are on sale from today at www.centralwings.com.

easyJet to launch Milan flights from Bristol

easyJet continue to expand their operation at Bristol with the launch of new flights to Milan (Malpensa). They will begin flying to Milan (Malpensa) daily from 23 April 2007. They will also increase the frequency of their flights from Bristol to Paris (Charles de Gaulle) in October to twice daily.

February 25th, 2007

bmibaby to launch Cardiff to Murcia flights

bmibaby will launch a new route between Cardiff and Murcia. They will fly twice per week from 27 March 2007.

February 23rd, 2007

Newquay to Cork flights from Air Southwest

Air Southwest are due to begin operating flights between Newquay and Cork. They will fly three times per week from 04 May 2007.

Vueling to make Paris their first international base

Vueling, the low-cost airline based in Spain, are to make Paris (Charles de Gaulle) their first base outside Spain. They have requested additional landing slots from the end of March 2007 to facilitate this.

Two new easyJet routes from Dortmund

easyJet will add two new routes from their Dortmund base on 30 May 2007. These will include flights to Edinburgh (4 times per week) and Thessaloniki (3 times per week).

February 22nd, 2007

New Jerez flights from Vueling

Just in time for the launch of clickair at Barcelona, Spanish competitor Vueling will launch flights from Jerez to Barcelona. Vueling will begin flights on this route at the end of March 2007, whereas clickair are not due to commence flying this route until August.

Vueling will also launch flights from Jerez to Madrid at the same time. Flights are on sale at www.vueling.com.

11 new routes from Barcelona for clickair

The recently launched Spanish low-cost airline, clickair, has launched an assault on the competition at Barcelona airport. Over the coming months they will launch 11 new routes, including flights to Verona (Villafranca), Venice (Marco Polo), Naples, Rome (Fiumicino), Pisa, Helsinki, Bucharest (Otopeni), Budapest, Vienna, Jerez and Warsaw.

They will also launch two new routes from Seville to London (Gatwick) and La Coruna.

MyAir to begin flights between Bucharest and Barcelona

Italian low-cost airline MyAir will begin flights from Bucharest (Baneasa) to Barcelona. Flights will begin on 01 June 2007. This will be a new departure for them because currently, all of their routes from Bucharest (Baneasa) are to destinations in Italy.

New flights to Turkey from Oslo

Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin flights from Oslo (International) to destinations in Turkey. From the beginning of May 2007, they will begin flights to Antalya. They will also begin flights to Istanbul (Sabiha) on 02 June. These flights are already on sale at www.norwegian.no.

February 19th, 2007

New flights to Croatia and Macedonia for helvetic

From mid-May 2007, helvetic will begin flights from their Zurich base to the Croatian city of Split, as well as flights from Geneva to Split. At the end of March, they will also launch flights from Zurich to Ohrid.

easyJet to begin flights to Brussels from Geneva

easyJet will begin flying to Brussels (International) from their Geneva base, and flights will begin on 29 June 2007. This may come as a surprise to many, because Brussels (International) is frequently avoided by low-cost airlines due to the expense of landing there.

February 18th, 2007

Cluj to Barcelona with Blue Air

Romanian low-cost airline Blue Air will begin flights from the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca to Barcelona. They will begin flying from 27 March 2007.

February 17th, 2007

Summer flights from Birmingham to Jersey

bmibaby will launch flights from their Birmingham hub to Jersey for the summer. They will fly four times per week on this new route.

New Malaga to Bilbao link from Clickair

The new Spanish low-cost airline clickair will go into direct competition with Vueling with their latest route announcement. From 26 March 2007, clickair will operate flights from Malaga to Bilbao, which is also a route offered by rival Vueling.

Oslo to Palma with Norwegian

Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin flights from Oslo (International) to Palma. Their new weekly flights will begin on 12 May 2007. Tickets are on sale at www.norwegian.no.

Air Berlin to launch flights to Gothenburg

Air Berlin will begin flights from their Berlin (Tegel) base to Gothenburg (Saeve). They will fly six times per week from 02 May 2006, and flights can be booked now at www.airberlin.com.

February 11th, 2007

New flights from Geneva to France and Italy

Flybaboo will begin flights from their Geneva base to new destinations in France and Italy from 25 March 2007. These include flights to Biarritz, Marseille and Naples.

February 10th, 2007

Sterling flights to Biarritz

Scandinavian low-cost airline Sterling will begin flights to Biarritz. From 14 May 2007, they will launch flights to Biarritz from Copenhagen and Oslo (International). They also launch flights between Copenhagen and Edinburgh at the same time. Flights are on sale at www.sterlingticket.com.

Blue Air to start flights from Romania to Lisbon

The Romanian low-cost airline Blue Air will begin flights from their Bucharest (Baneasa) base to Lisbon. From 25 March 2007 they will fly twice per week.

February 8th, 2007

Vueling to link Venice and Madrid

Vueling, the low-cost airline based in Spain, will begin flying between their Madrid base and Venice (Marco Polo). Flights, which begin on 29 March 2007, can already be booked at www.vueling.com.

Expansion across Europe for Ryanair

In addition to their recent announcement to make Weeze their 19th base, Ryanair will launch a further 12 routes over the coming months. These include flights from Liverpool, London (Stansted) and Pisa to Palma and Alicante, Rome (Ciampino) to Zaragoza (Spain), London (Stansted) to Zadar (Croatia), Girona to Maastricht, Dublin to Bremen and Alicante and Frankfurt (Hahn) to Palma.

Weeze airport becomes 19th base for Ryanair

Ryanair will increase their presence at Weeze airport from July 2007. They will make it their 19th European base and add four new routes including flights to Alghero, Palma, Alicante and Venice (Treviso).

February 3rd, 2007

Clickair to add flights between London and La Coruna

The Spanish low-cost airline clickair have put a new route on sale from London (Heathrow) to La Coruna. Flights will begin on 01 April 2007. They continue to be the only low-cost airline to fly to London (Heathrow).

New Transavia route to Corsica

Transavia will launch a new route from their Amsterdam base to Ajaccio on Corsica. They will fly weekly from 28 April 2007 on this new route. Flights can be booked now at www.transavia.com.

February 1st, 2007

Two new Transavia routes from Amsterdam

Transavia will add two new routes from their Amsterdam base at the end of April 2007. They will begin flying weekly to Almeria and twice per week to Olbia. Flights can already be booked at www.transavia.com.

Atlas Blue add two new routes to Spain

Moroccan low-cost airline Atlas Blue will add two new routes from their Marrakech base. The new flights to Barcelona and Madrid will begin from 30 March 2007.

Jet2 launches package tour operator

Low-cost airline Jet2 has joined forces with the On Holiday Group to form a unique tour operator – jet2holidays.com. This new venture will allow travellers to book a ‘dynamic’ package, using a combination of low-cost scheduled flights and hotel accommodation. They claim that this will include hundreds of thousands of combination of options to choose from.

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