Low-cost airline news - September2007 archives

September 24th, 2007

Two new routes from Munich

Air Berlin will begin two new routes from their Munich base on 05 November 2007. They will begin flights to both London (Stansted) and Milan (Orio al Serio). These flights are available to book now at www.airberlin.com.

Fly from London to Stavanger with Norwegian

Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin flying from London (Stansted) to Stavanger this winter. From 02 November 2007 they will fly four times per week on this route – their sixth from London. Flights can be booked now at www.norwegian.no.

September 23rd, 2007

Click4Sky – a new European virtual low-cost airline

Click4Sky is a new low-cost airline created by CSA Czech Airlines. Unlike most other low-cost airlines, Click4Sky does not operate any flights – instead it is being used as a marketing brand in order to sell unsold seats on existing CSA flights. In addition, the airline will sell all seats at a fixed price. Customers travelling with Click4Sky will experience exactly the same on-board service as those travelling with CSA.

They will sell tickets on flights to 36 European destinations from their Prague hub. These will include flights to: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin (Tegel), Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi), Bratislava, Brussels (International), Budapest, Copenhagen, Cologne-Bonn, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt (International), Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel), Hanover, Istanbul (Ataturk), Kosice, Krakow, Ljubljana, London (Heathrow), London (Stansted), Madrid, Manchester, Milan (Malpensa), Munich, Oslo (International), Riga, Rome (Fiumicino), Thessaloniki, Stuttgart, Tallinn, Venice (Marco Polo), Vienna, Vilnius and Zurich.

September 22nd, 2007

Ryanair to fly between Salzburg and Gothenburg

Ryanair will begin flying between Salzburg and Gothenburg (Saeve) this winter. They will operate weekly flights from 22 December 2007.

Iceland Express to fly to Barcelona

This winter, Iceland Express will launch an additional route between Iceland and Spain. They will begin flying twice per week from Reykjavik to Barcelona on 09 November 2007.

September 21st, 2007

Air Berlin to acquire Condor

It has been announced that major tour operator Thomas Cook is to offload their low-cost arm – Condor – to Air Berlin. The merger will see Air Berlin obtain the 35 aircraft currently operated by Condor. The deal will see Thomas Cook receive shares in Air Berlin worth as much as €475M.

Ryanair announce new routes from Cork and Malta

From 13 December, Ryanair will begin daily flights from Cork to their East Midlands and Glasgow (Prestwick) bases. They have also announced that they will begin flying from Malta to Venice (Treviso) (also from mid-December) – their eighth low-cost route from Malta.

Two new french routes from Edinburgh

Jet2 are to launch two new routes from their Edinburgh base to France. From mid-May 2008 they will begin flying to La Rochelle and Toulouse.

New Wizz Air flights from Gdansk

Wizz Air will continue to expand their operation at Gdansk next year. They will add three new routes from their Gdansk base on 15 March 2008. These will include flights to Coventry, Bournemouth and Gothenburg (Saeve).

September 16th, 2007

Norwegian to connect London and Tromso

Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin flying from London (Stansted) to Tromso this winter. From 8 December 2007 they will fly twice per week to the Norwegian arctic. Flights can be booked now at www.norwegian.no.

Birmingham to Madrid with bmibaby

bmibaby will begin flying from their Birmingham base to Madrid. They will begin flying on this route from December 2007, and flights can already be booked at www.bmibaby.com.

Transavia to fly to Essaouira

Transavia will begin flying to the Moroccan west-coast resort of Essaouira this winter. Bringing low-cost flights to Essaouira for the first time, they will fly there from Paris (Orly). Flights, which will operate three times per week from 01 December 2007, can be booked now at www.transavia.com.

New Ryanair flights from November

Ryanair have made five new routes available which will commence flying in November 2007. These include flights from Frankfurt (Hahn) to Tenerife (Sur) and Fuerteventura, from London (Stansted) to Belfast (City), from London (Luton) to Kerry and from Krakow to Milan (Orio al Serio). These flights are available to book now.

Four new flights from Krakow

centralwings will enlarge their operation at Krakow airport by adding four new routes this winter. From the end of October 2007, they will begin flying from Krakow to Dublin, Manchester, Athens and Girona. Tickets for these flights are available to purchase now at www.centralwings.com.

Paris to Jerez with Vueling

From 01 December 2007, Spanish budget airline Vueling will begin flying from Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to Jerez. They will operate three flights per week on this route, and flights can be booked now at www.vueling.com.

New FlyGlobespan routes from Edinburgh

FlyGlobespan will begin two new flights from their Edinburgh base for 2008. On 29 December 2007, they will begin flying to Grenoble and from 01 April 2008 they will fly to Paphos.

Intersky to fly from Friedrichshafen to Rotterdam

From 01 December 2007, Intersky will begin flying from their Friedrichshafen base to Rotterdam. They will fly weekly on this route.

Jet2 expansion at Leeds Bradford

Jet2, the low-cost airline based at Leeds Bradford, will increase their presence at the airport next year and have put seven new routes on sale. From 28 April 2008, they will begin flying from Leeds Bradford to Madrid, Olbia and Paphos. From 19 May, they will also add flights to Jersey, La Rochelle, Avignon, and Heraklion.

September 5th, 2007

SkyEurope to close Krakow and Budapest bases

The Central European low-cost airline Sky Europe will close its bases at Krakow and Budapest this winter. From 28 October 2007 they are expected to relocate their fleet and move capacity to their other bases at Prague, Vienna and Bratislava.

New Canary Island routes for easyJet

From the end of October 2007, easyJet will launch new routes to the Canary Islands. These will include flights from Madrid to Fuerteventura and Arrecife and from Geneva to Las Palmas.

Madrid to Lisbon with easyJet

easyJet will begin flights from their Madrid base this winter. They will begin flying on this route from 01 November 2007.

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