September 24th, 2007
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.
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 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
September 21st, 2007
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.