Low-cost airline news - May2008 archives

May 31st, 2008

Sterling expands Connect programme

Scandinavian low-cost airline Sterling have expanded their “Connect” programme. This allows customers to change planes with relative ease (on certain routes) at Copenhagen, without having to manually transfer luggage. As of 2 June 2008 they will add 27 new routes that it will be possible to fly indirectly. More information is available at www.sterling.dk.

14 new Ryanair routes this autumn

Ryanair will begin flying 14 new routes for the winter season, beginning on 27 October 2008. These new routes include:

May 27th, 2008

London to Zweibrucken with Ryanair

Ryanair will begin flying from their London (Stansted) base to Zweibrucken this winter. They will begin flying on this route from 28 October 2008.

May 22nd, 2008

Italian routes to Ibiza with My Air

MyAir will operate summer flights to the Spanish island of Ibiza. They will operate flights from their Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) and Milan (Orio al Serio) bases for the summer season, starting on 20 July 2008. Tickets are available now at www.myair.com.

May 21st, 2008

SmartWings summer routes to Greece

SmartWings have put nine new routes on sale from Czech Republic to Greece for the summer 2008 season. These include flights from Brno to Rhodos, Zakinthos and Heraklion, from Ostrava to Rhodos and Heraklion, and from Prague to Zakinthos, Kos, Samos and Thessaloniki.

These flights take off from the end of May 2008, and are available to book now at www.smartwings.net.

May 20th, 2008

Cork to Warsaw route with Wizz Air

Wizz Air will add another Polish route from Cork in July when they add twice weekly flights to Warsaw. Flights begin on this route from 13 July 2008.

May 18th, 2008

MyAir to fly to Timisoara

Italian low-cost airline MyAir will begin flying to the Romanian city of Timisoara. They will begin flying to Timisoara from their Venice (Marco Polo) and Milan (Orio al Serio) bases from 22 September 2008. Flights on these routes are available to book now at www.myair.com.

May 15th, 2008

Blackpool to Geneva this winter with Jet2

Jet2 will begin flying a winter route from Blackpool to Geneva this year. Flights will begin for the winter season from 13 December 2008.

Ryanair to fly Dublin to Kerry

Ryanair will begin flying from their Dublin base to Kerry this summer. They will fly three times daily on this route from 22 July 2008. Ryanair were awarded the PSO contract by the Irish Department of Transport to subsidise this service.

May 14th, 2008

Flybaboo rebrands as Baboo

Swiss low-cost airline Flybaboo has today rebranded, and changed its name slightly to become simply “Baboo“. This comes alongside the addition of new routes to Eastern Europe announced earlier in the year, and the arrival of three new aircraft.

Sterling winter 08 flights on sale

Sterling have put their winter 2008/09 schedule on sale. This includes the addition of a route from Billund to Salzburg, which will commence on 20 December 2008. Flights from the winter schedule can be purchased at www.sterlingticket.com.

Centralwings to fly to Haugesund

Central European low-cost airline centralwings will begin flights to the Norwegian city of Haugesund. They are scheduled to launch flights from Haugesund to Gdansk and Warsaw in the next week or so. These flights are available to purchase now at www.centralwings.com.

Norwegian to fly new routes to Greece and Cyprus

Norwegian Air Shuttle will launch routes for summer from their Oslo (International) base to Greece and Cyprus. From 16 June 2008 they will fly to Chania (Crete), and from July they will fly to Larnaca.

New Ryanair routes to Frankfurt Hahn

Ryanair have announced two new routes to their Frankfurt (Hahn) base. They will add flights from Manchester and Hamburg (Luebeck) to Frankfurt (Hahn) from October 2008.

May 11th, 2008

Tirana to Ancona with Belle Air

Albanian low-cost airline Belle Air will begin flights from their Tirana base to Ancona next month. From 01 June 2008 they will fly twice per week on this route until the end of summer.

May 8th, 2008

FlyGlobespan resume Geneva flights

FlyGlobespan will resume flights from their Edinburgh base to Geneva next winter. Twice weekly flights will begin again from 20 December 2008.

May 6th, 2008

New SkyEurope routes from Prague

Sky Europe are due to begin flights from their Prague base to Larnaca (Cyprus) and Bari (Italy). Flights will begin from 30 October 2008, and can be booked now at www.skyeurope.com.

Clickair to fly to Istanbul

Spanish budget airline clickair will begin flights from their Barcelona base to Istanbul (Ataturk) from 02 July 2008. They also look set to launch flights from Barcelona to Ljubljana. Visit www.clickair.com for more information.

Brussels to Constanta link with Blue Air

Low-cost airline Blue Air will begin flying from Brussels (International) to Constanta on the Romanian Black Sea coast. They will launch weekly flights on this route from 12 August 2008.

May 5th, 2008

flycheapo adds Egypt and Tunisia to low-cost database

Since we launched in 2003 the growth of low-cost flying in Europe has been phenomenal. Today, it is possible to fly to every corner of Europe and beyond on a budget. Gradually, European low-cost airlines have begun flying the fringes of Europe, as well as further afield.

Morocco was added to our route database some time ago, as it became a mainstream destination for European low-cost airlines. As a consequence we have modified our policy, such that flycheapo now covers destinations in Europe and North Africa. In addition to destinations in Morocco, we now also list flights to Tunisia (including routes to Tunis, Tozeur, Djerba and Monastir) and Egypt (including Cairo, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheikh, Luxor and Taba).

Enjoy exploring North Africa!

FlyGlobespan winter flights to Hurghada

FlyGlobespan will fly from Glasgow (International) to Hurghada this winter. They will launch weekly flights from 05 November 2008.

Blue Air to fly to Sibiu

Blue Air will begin flights next month to the Transylvanian city of Sibiu. From 01 June 2008, they will begin flights to Sibiu from Stuttgart and Bucharest (Baneasa). From 14 June, they will also launch flights to Sibiu from Cologne-Bonn.

Budapest to Dubai with SmartWings

Czech low-cost airline SmartWings will begin flying from Budapest to Dubai later this month. Their weekly flights on this route, which begin on 15 May 2008, are on sale at www.smartwings.net.

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