Low-cost airline news - October2007 archives

October 30th, 2007

New flights from Newquay and Plymouth with Air Southwest

Air Southwest will add six new routes from their Newquay and Plymouth bases from 28 April 2008. The new routes include Newquay to Newcastle and Glasgow (International), and Plymouth to Newcastle, Glasgow (International), Dublin and Cork. These new routes can be booked at www.airsouthwest.com.

2008 summer routes for Iceland Express

Iceland Express will operate five additional summer routes from the end of May 2008. They will fly from Reykjavik to Basel, Eindhoven, Frankfurt (Hahn), Gothenburg (Landvetter) and Paris (Charles de Gaulle).

October 28th, 2007

New MyAir flights from Milan and Bucharest

MyAir will launch two new routes in December 2007, including flights from Milan (Orio al Serio) to Venice (Marco Polo), and Bucharest (Baneasa) to Brussels (International). These flights begin on 03 and 15 December respectively.

New Ryanair routes from Shannon and Dublin

Ryanair have put four new routes on sale, including one from their Shannon base to Alicante, and three routes from Dublin. The new routes from Dublin include flights to Palma and Santander in Spain, and Zadar in Croatia.

Two new routes for Clickair

clickair will launch two new routes from their Barcelona base next year. They will begin flying to Oviedo, and also the Bulgarian capital Sofia from 01 February 2008.

October 25th, 2007

easyJet agrees to buy GB Airways

easyJet have this morning agreed the purchase of GB Airways for £103.5m. GB Airways currently operates under a franchise agreement with British Airways, and operates flights to Europe and North Africa under their name. They operate a total of 39 flights from London (Gatwick), London (Heathrow) and Manchester, and easyJet will be able to take over their landing slots at London (Gatwick).

The current franchise agreement will continue until the end of March 2008, after which easyJet will take control of the GB Airways operation.

October 18th, 2007

Wizz Air to fly to Cluj-Napoca

Wizz Air have announced that they will cease operating flights to Tirgu Mures in Transylvania, and will move these flights to Cluj-Napoca. On 13 November 2007, they will move flights to Barcelona, London (Luton), Budapest and Rome (Fiumicino). On 28 February 2008 they will launch a new route from Dortmund to Cluj-Napoca, replacing the previously announced new route to Tirgu Mures.

October 17th, 2007

Norwegian Air Shuttle to fly to Malta

Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin flying from their Oslo (International) base to Malta next year. They will fly twice per week from 05 April 2008. Flights are already available to book at www.norwegian.no.

Wizz to move flights to Rome (Fiumicino)

Wizz Air will move their flights from Budapest, Tirgu Mures and Sofia from Rome (Ciampino) to Rome (Fiumicino) on 28 October 2007. This is due to new traffic limitations placed upon Rome (Ciampino) airport.

FlyNordic add three routes from Stockholm

flynordic will launch three new routes from Stockholm (Arlanda) next year. From the beginning of February 2008 they will begin flying to Geneva, and from 28 April they will launch flights to Split and Dubrovnik. These flights are available to book now.

October 12th, 2007

Ryanair to launch three French routes from Bristol

Ryanair continue to announce expansion to their new Bristol base with the addition of three new routes. From May 2008 they will begin flying to Beziers, Bergerac and Pau. This will be the first time that a low-cost airline has flown to Beziers.

October 10th, 2007

Sterling to expand at Malmo

Sterling will launch five new routes from Malmo next year, including flights to London (Gatwick), Alicante, Barcelona, Florence and Nice. These flights will begin from the end of March 2008.

Also from 30 March, Sterling will begin flying from Copenhagen to Murcia and Valencia, and from Stockholm (Arlanda) to Florence, Rome (Fiumicino) and Murcia.

Tickets are available to purchase for these new flights at www.sterling.dk.

New Polish flights for bmibaby

bmibaby are to begin flying to Poland next year, when they launch flights there from both East Midlands and Cardiff. From 09 February 2008, they will begin flying from both airports to Warsaw and Gdansk.

These flights can be booked now at www.bmibaby.com.

Jet2 to fly from Blackpool to Ibiza

During Summer 2008 Jet2 will operate flights twice per week between Blackpool and Ibiza. They are due to begin flying on this route from 30 June 2008.

FlyGlobespan to add Durham to Cyprus route

FlyGlobespan will begin flying from their Durham Tees Valley base to Paphos in Cyprus next year. They will begin flying weekly on this route from 02 April 2008.

October 8th, 2007

Dubrovnik a new destination for FlyGlobespan

FlyGlobespan are to begin flying to Dubrovnik next summer from their Edinburgh base. They will begin weekly flights from 24 May 2008.

October 4th, 2007

easyJet to expand in France

easyJet will expand their operation in France next year, with the announcement that they will open bases at Paris (Charles de Gaulle) and Lyon. For the summer 2008 season, they will begin flying from Lyon to Bordeaux, Toulouse, Venice (Marco Polo), Oporto, Lisbon, Casablanca and Marrakech. They will also launch flights from Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to Biarritz, Oporto, Venice (Marco Polo), Marrakech, Krakow and Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel).

October 1st, 2007

FlyGlobespan to fly to Corfu

From May 2008 FlyGlobespan will begin flying to Corfu. They will add weekly flights from their Edinburgh and Glasgow (International) bases, starting on 24 May.

Volareweb adds flights from Milan

Volareweb will begin flying from Milan (Malpensa) this winter with ten new routes, adding to their operation at Milan (Linate). From the end of October 2007 they will begin flying from Milan (Malpensa) to Alghero, Cagliari, Helsinki, Lodz, Maastricht, Manchester, Oporto, Pescara, Rotterdam and Wroclaw.

These are available to book now at www.volareweb.com.

Bari expansion for MyAir

Italian low-cost airline MyAir will launch four new routes from Bari this winter. From mid-December 2007 they will begin flying to Amsterdam, Brussels (International), Athens and Madrid. They are also due to launch flights from Bari to Sofia in March 2008.

East Midlands to Barcelona with easyJet

easyJet will begin flying between their East Midlands and Barcelona bases this winter. They will begin flying on this route from 07 December 2007.

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