May 31st, 2007
Ryanair continue to grow at Shannon with the announcement that they will launch eight new routes this November. These will include flights from Shannon to London (Luton), Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Dublin, Tenerife (North), Fuerteventura, Riga and Kaunas.
May 30th, 2007
Czech low-cost airline SmartWings is set to expand following the announcement that a 50% stake in the parent company, Travel Service, is to be acquired by Icelandair. After the sale has completed, it is expected that SmartWings capacity should triple.
May 29th, 2007
Sterling will begin flying to East Midlands from their Scandinavian bases. From the end of October 2007, they will launch flights to East Midlands from Oslo (International), Copenhagen and Stockholm (Arlanda). They will also launch flights between London (Gatwick) and Oslo (International) at the same time.
May 25th, 2007
easyJet will begin flying new routes from Milan (Malpensa) to Catania (starting 13 July 2007) and from Edinburgh to Paris (Charles de Gaulle) (beginning 10 September). These new flights are available to book now.
Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin flying between London (Gatwick) and Oslo (International). They are scheduled to fly six time per week on this route, starting on 28 October 2007. Flights are on sale at www.norwegian.no.
Jet2 have just put part of their 2007 winter timetable on sale. This includes flights from Leeds Bradford to Arrecife and Las Palmas, from Manchester to Las Palmas, Tenerife (Sur) and Arrecife, from Newcastle to Arrecife and Las Palmas, from Belfast (International) to Tenerife (Sur) and Las Palmas and from Blackpool to Tenerife (Sur). The timetable comes into effect from the end of October.
May 24th, 2007
Today, Ryanair announced that Bristol would become their 20th European base. They announced 13 new routes from their airport, which will begin from November 2007. These include flights from Bristol to Bratislava, Riga, Katowice, Rzeszow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Budapest, Salzburg, Oporto, Knock, Milan (Orio al Serio) and Dinard. This move may surprise some, given that Bristol is a well established easyJet base, and has been for many years.
Ryanair had also announced a new route from Bristol to Derry, but the future of Derry became uncertain today when it had its license to operate flights revoked by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. All flights to Derry are suspended with immediate effect.
May 17th, 2007
Ryanair continues their expansion, as they have announced that they will add nine new routes from their Milan (Orio al Serio) base during December 2007/January 2008. They will begin flying from Milan (Orio al Serio) to Alghero, Bari, Cagliari, Billund, Santander, Oporto, Riga and Gothenburg (Saeve).
May 16th, 2007
MyAir will operate late-summer flights from Milan (Orio al Serio) to Cagliari this year. They will fly three times per week from 17 September 2007 and are scheduled to operate flights for just over one month.
Ryanair have announced the launch of eight new routes from their Girona base this winter. These include flights from Girona to Billund, Bratislava, Fez, Marrakech, Graz, Hamburg (Luebeck), Malta and Wroclaw. The launch of these flights will be staggered during October and November.
May 15th, 2007
Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin flying from their Oslo (International) base to Tenerife (Sur) and Las Palmas this winter. They will begin flying (weekly and twice weekly respectively) from 27 October 2007. Flights can be booked at www.norwegian.no.
Evolavia will begin flights from their Ancona base to the Bulgarian Black Sea resort town of Varna. The weekly flights will begin on 26 July 2007. They will also launch new routes from Ancona to Girona and Catania at the beginning of June.
Spanish low-cost airline Vueling will begin flying to the Greek capital, Athens. From 27 June 2007, they will begin flights from both their Barcelona and Madrid bases. Flights are already on sale for these new routes at www.vueling.com.
This winter, Sterling will begin a number of new routes from their Scandinavian bases. From the end of October 2007, they will begin flying to Dortmund from Stockholm (Arlanda), Copenhagen and Oslo (International). From mid-December they will begin flying to Salzburg from Stockholm (Arlanda) and Oslo (International), and to Chambery from Stockholm (Arlanda), Copenhagen, Oslo (International), Billund and Gothenburg (Landvetter). These flights are on sale now at www.sterlingticket.com.
May 13th, 2007
May 10th, 2007
Norwegian Air Shuttle will launch two new routes from Poland. From 29 October 2007, they will begin flying from Szczecin to Oslo (International) and from Warsaw to Munich. These flights can be booked now at www.norwegian.no.
Ryanair have announced eight new routes from Weeze (or Dusseldorf Weeze as they like to call it), which they will launch this October. These new routes include flights to Trapani, Milan (Orio al Serio), Valencia, Seville, Malaga, Fuerteventura and Marrakech.
They will also launch flights (four times per week) from Weeze to the Swedish city of Vaxjo. Ryanair will become the first low-cost airline to fly to Vaxjo, and it is anticipated that they may launch further routes to Vaxjo over the coming months.
May 9th, 2007
May 8th, 2007
We have added details of On Air, a low-cost airline based at Pescara in Italy, which aims to increase the level of tourism in the Abruzzo region. They either currently or are scheduled to fly to Pescara from a number of cities across Europe, including Lviv, Kiev, Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Brussels (Charleroi), Munich, Split, Bucharest (Baneasa) and Heraklion.
May 7th, 2007
We have added routes operated by Belle Air, the first Albanian low-cost airline, to our route database. They began flying in November 2006
Belle Air operate flights from a single hub airport – the Albanian capital Tirana. These flights include routes to Athens, Bari, Milan (Orio al Serio), Cuneo, Florence, Bologna (Forli), Genoa, Heraklion, Milan (Malpensa), Parma, Perugia, Pisa, Rome (Fiumicino), Venice (Treviso), Trieste and Verona (Villafranca).
FlyGlobespan will add four new routes from their Aberdeen base this coming winter. From the beginning of November 2007, they will begin flying from Aberdeen to Prague, Funchal and Malaga. From 23 December, they will also begin flying to Geneva.
May 3rd, 2007
Wizz Air will begin three new routes from Bucharest (Otopeni) this October. From 01 October 2007, they will begin flying between Bucharest (Otopeni) and Liverpool and Parma. From they end of October they will begin flying from Bucharest (Otopeni) to Valencia.
May 2nd, 2007
Scandinavian low-cost airline Sterling will begin flying to Brussels (International) from their various bases in Scandinavia. From the end of October 2007, they will begin flying to Brussels (International) from Stockholm (Arlanda), Oslo (International) and Copenhagen.