Low-cost airline news - October2008 archives

October 29th, 2008

Sterling Airlines files for bankruptcy

Scandinavian low-cost airline Sterling has this morning announced that they have been forced to file for bankruptcy. They have attributed this to recent oil prices as well as the global economic downturn.

All flights have been cancelled and those that have purchased tickets with Sterling will need to rebook with alternative airlines. Customers who have booked flights which are in fact operated by Norwegian should contact Norwegian for instructions.

October 26th, 2008

Bilbao to Palma with Clickair

clickair will launch a new route between Bilbao and Palma next summer. They are due to begin flying on this route at the end of March 2009.

October 25th, 2008

New winter routes for Belle Air

Belle Air are due to launch two new routes at the end of this month from their Pristina and Tirana bases. They will begin flying from Pristina to Liege and from Tirana to Pescara.

October 21st, 2008

New Memmingen flights from TUIfly

TUIfly have put two new summer routes on sale from Memmingen for next summer. Beginning on 23 May 2009, they will fly weekly between Memmingen and Calvi and Rijeka.

Massive Ryanair expansion from Alghero, Cagliari and Bologna

Ryanair have announced the acquisition of three new aircraft, which they will base at Alghero and Cagliari, to become their 6th and 7th Italian base airports. At the end of March 2009 they will launch new routes including:

They will also launch new routes from their Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) base in December. These will include Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) to Oslo (Torp), Paris (Beauvais) and Weeze.

New easyJet routes from Rome and Paris

easyJet have put two new routes on sale which will operate from Rome (Fiumicino) – on 05 December 2008 they will launch flights from Rome (Fiumicino) to Bari and Palermo. They have also put a new route from Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to Barcelona on sale which will commence from 12 February 2009.

Jet2 to fly to Dalaman

Jet2 will begin low-cost flights to Dalaman next summer. They are due to operate weekly flights from their Leeds Bradford and Manchester bases which will begin on 19 May 2009. These are available to book now at www.jet2.com.

New Wizz Air routes from Budapest and Katowice

Wizz Air have announced that they will add a new aircraft to their Budapest base from the end of March 2009. From this time they will begin flying from Budapest to Barcelona, Madrid, Naples and Oslo (Torp). They have also put a new route on sale from Katowice to Kiev, which is due to begin on 29 December 2008.

October 9th, 2008

New Ryanair routes from Madrid

Ryanair have put four new Spanish domestic routes on sale from Madrid. These include flights to Santiago de Compostela, Alicante, Palma and Valencia, all of which begin on 18 November 2008.

Jet2 to begin flying to Newquay

Jet2 will begin flying to Newquay next summer from their Leeds Bradford and Belfast (International) bases. Flights will commence on these routes from 18 May 2009, and can be booked now at www.jet2.com.

London to Ukraine flights with Wizz Air

Wizz Air will launch a new route from their London (Luton) base to the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, this winter. They will fly four times per week on this route from mid-December 2008.

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