Low-cost airline news - April2008 archives

April 29th, 2008

Manchester to Alicante with easyJet

easyJet will launch a new route from Manchester to Alicante next winter. They will begin flying four times per week on this route from 29 September 2008.

Wizz Air to open Ukraine base

Central European low-cost airline, Wizz Air, will be the first low-cost airline to open a base in Ukraine, and the first low-cost airline to have a significant presence in the country. From 11 July 2008 they will open a base at Kiev, and will also begin flying a network of domestic routes within Ukraine. They will launch flights from Kiev to Kharkov, Lviv, Odessa, Simferopol and Zaporozhye. They will also launch flights from Simferopol to Lviv and Kharkov.

April 23rd, 2008

Clickair flights from Valencia to Dubovnik

From 01 July 2008 clickair will begin flying twice per week from Valencia to Dubrovnik. Flights on this route can be booked already at www.clickair.com.

Ryanair summer routes to Rimini and Beziers

Ryanair will launch two new routes for summer from their London (Stansted) base. From June 2008 they will fly from London (Stansted) to Rimini and Beziers for the remainder of the summer season.

Paris to Guernsey flights with flybe

flybe will launch a year-round service between Paris (Charles de Gaulle) and Guernsey this summer. They will fly four times per week on this route from 11 July 2008. The flights can be booked now at www.flybe.com.

April 22nd, 2008

Wizz Air to add flights to Tirgu Mures

From 15 May 2008, Wizz Air will begin flights to the Transylvanian city of Tirgu Mures. They will fly to Tirgu Mures three times per week from their Budapest base.

New route to Vigo from London Gatwick

clickair have put a new route on sale from London (Gatwick) to Vigo, in south west Spain. They are due to operate three flights per week on this route from 21 June 2008. The new flights can be booked now at www.clickair.com.

Centralwings to fly Krakow – Barcelona route

centralwings have put on sale new flights from their Krakow base to Barcelona. The flights, which will operate three times per week, will begin from 01 May 2008. They appear to be replacing flights on a withdrawn route from Krakow to Girona.

The new flights are available to book now at www.centralwings.com.

Norwegian to launch flights to the Canary Islands

From 13 October 2008 Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin flying from their Oslo (International) base to Arrecife. They will be operating weekly flights on this route.

Monarch to resume Manchester – Gibraltar flights

Monarch Scheduled will resume a link between Manchester and Gibraltar this summer, which they withdrew in mid-2006. From 12 September 2008 they will fly three times per week on this route.

April 17th, 2008

New Flybaboo routes to Ibiza, Sofia and Vienna

Flybaboo continue their summer expansion with new routes from their Geneva base to destinations in Spain, Bulgaria and Austria. From 16 June 2008, they will begin flying from Geneva to Ibiza, Vienna and Sofia.

April 14th, 2008

FlyBaboo to fly to Russia and Ukraine

Swiss low-cost airline Flybaboo are due to begin flying from their Geneva base to destinations in Russia and Ukraine. From 26 May 2008 they will fly four times per week to St. Petersburg and three times per week to Kiev.

FlyNordic absorbed by Norwegian

As announced last year, flynordic was acquired by Norwegian Air Shuttle and has now been fully absorbed. As of 05 April 2008, flynordic no longer operates any routes independently and was rebranded, and from today all airline bookings are to take place via the Norwegian Air Shuttle web site.

April 7th, 2008

Iceland Express to fly to London Gatwick

Iceland Express will begin flying five times per week from London (Gatwick) to Reykjavik, the Icelandic capital. They will begin flying on this route from 16 September 2008.

These flights are available to book now at www.icelandexpress.com.

April 3rd, 2008

Krakow to Dubrovnik with Centralwings

centralwings will begin flights from their Krakow base to Dubrovnik on the Croatian coast. Weekly flights will begin from 10 June 2008, and can be booked now at www.centralwings.com.

FlyNordic to fly Sweden to Belgrade

Scandinavian low-cost airline flynordic will begin flying from Stockholm (Arlanda) to Belgrade this summer. They will fly twice per week on this route from 16 June 2008.

Norwegian to fly to Bardufoss

Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin flying to the small Norwegian town of Bardufoss, situated between Harstad-Narvik and Tromso in the far north. From 01 May they will fly to Bardufoss from their Oslo (International) base.

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