Low-cost airline news - February2009 archives

February 27th, 2009

MyAir to launch two new Foggia routes

Italian low-cost airline MyAir are due to begin flying two new routes to Foggia this summer. From the end of March 2009 they will begin flying to Foggia from Geneva (weekly) and Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) (6 times per week).

February 26th, 2009

Three new Ryanair routes from Alicante

Ryanair have put three new routes on sale from Alicante beginning in July 2009. They are set to begin flights from Alicante to Aarhus, Santiago de Compostela and Hamburg (Luebeck).

February 25th, 2009

New Transavia routes from Paris and Copenhagen

Dutch low-cost airline Transavia have announced three new routes from their Paris (Orly) and Copenhagen bases. From 12 April 2009 they will begin flying from Paris (Orly) to Olbia. They will also launch routes from Copenhagen to Athens (from 24 May) and Alghero (from 23 June). All three routes can be booked now at www.transavia.com.

Additional Meridiana routes for summer

Meridiana have announced four new routes that will operate during their summer season. These include flights from Catania to Barcelona, Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) to Cagliari, Rome (Fiumicino) to Kishinev and Verona (Villafranca) to Tel Aviv. These new routes will begin from April 2009 and can be booked now at www.meridiana.it.

February 24th, 2009

Ryanair to begin flights to Osijek (Croatia)

Ryanair have put a new route on sale from their Frankfurt (Hahn) base to Osijek in Croatia. They are to begin flights on this route from 06 May 2009. They will also launch new routes from Frankfurt (Hahn) to Rimini, Carcassonne and Alicante this summer.

New Warsaw – Varna route with Norwegian

Norwegian Air Shuttle are due to begin flying a new route from their Warsaw base to Varna. They will fly twice per week on this route from 22 June 2009.

February 21st, 2009

New Ryanair route from Bournemouth to Carcassonne

Ryanair are to begin flying from Bournemouth to Carcassonne from June this year. They will operate two flights per week on this route from 06 June 2009.

Flycheapo joins Twitter

We’ve finally bitten the bullet and joined our first social networking site. We’ve set up a Twitter profile and will be tweeting all of our news updates and additional budget flying tidbits. Follow us over at twitter.com/flycheapo to keep up with all the latest low-cost developments.

New Wizz Air route from Antalya to Kiev

Wizz Air are due to launch flights between Kiev and Antalya this summer. They will fly twice per week on this route from 11 May 2009.

February 20th, 2009

Amsterdam to Rimini with MyAir

MyAir have put a new route on sale from Rimini to Amsterdam. They are due to begin flying weekly on this route from 30 May 2009.

Croatian routes from Nuremburg

Air Berlin have put two new routes on sale from their Nuremberg base to destinations in Croatia. From 31 May 2009 they will operate weekly flights from Nuremberg to both Split and Rijeka. The new flights are available to book now at www.airberlin.com.

February 19th, 2009

New Ryanair – Bergerac route

Ryanair are to begin flying from their London (Luton) base to Bergerac. They will fly twice per week from 30 March 2009.

Three new Wizz Air routes from Prague

Wizz Air are to launch three new routes from Prague this July. From the beginning of July 2009 they will fly from Prague to Naples, Malmo and Madrid.

New Condor routes to Agadir

Condor will begin flying three routes to Agadir from 05 May 2009. This will include flights to Agadir from Dusseldorf, Munich and Frankfurt (International). These flights can be booked now at www.condor.com.

Summer Norwegian routes to Rijeka

Norwegian Air Shuttle will operate flights to Rijeka in Croatia this summer. They will begin flying to Rijeka from Oslo (International) as of 22 June 2009.

Summer flights from Visby to Vaxjo

FlySmaland will operate summer flights between their Vaxjo base and Visby this year. From 01 July 2009 they will operate three flights per week on this route.

February 18th, 2009

Basel to Rimini with Air Berlin

Air Berlin are to begin weekly flights between Basel and Rimini this summer. The new flights, which begin on 27 June 2009, are available to book now at www.airberlin.com.

February 17th, 2009

New MyAir routes from Rimini

MyAir will begin operating two new routes from Rimini on 08 May 2009. They are due to begin weekly flights to both Bucharest (Baneasa) and Paris (Charles de Gaulle).

New Air Berlin flights from Berlin

Air Berlin will launch two new routes from their Berlin (Tegel) base on 26 April 2009. These include flights to Oslo (International) and Krakow, and are available to book now at www.airberlin.com.

February 16th, 2009

Toulon flights to Stockholm with Ryanair

Ryanair will begin flying between Stockholm (Skavsta) and Toulon this summer. From 21 April 2009 they will operate 2 flights per week on this route.

Hanover to Stockholm with Air Berlin

Air Berlin are due to launch a new route between Hanover and Stockholm (Arlanda). Flights will operate four times per week from 20 April 2009 and can be booked now at www.airberlin.com.

February 15th, 2009

SmartWings to fly to Croatia

SmartWings will begin flying from their Prague base to Split this summer. They will fly weekly on this route from 13 June 2009. Flights can be booked now at www.smartwings.net.

13 new easyJet routes on sale

easyJet have put 13 new routes on sale across their European network. These include: London (Gatwick) to Munich, Vienna, Zurich and Bodrum, Manchester to Dalaman, Lyon to Pisa, Paris (Orly) to Dubrovnik and Faro, Milan (Malpensa) to Heraklion, Rhodos, Dubrovnik and Split and Berlin (Schoenefeld) to Cagliari.

Low-cost flights to Tel Aviv with Jet2

Last month Jet2 announced that they would begin flying from their Manchester base to Tel Aviv. They will begin flying weekly on this route from 18 May 2009.

We have now updated the flycheapo database to cover Tel Aviv. Flights may be booked now at www.jet2.com.

Bilbao to Menorca with Clickair

clickair will operate a seasonal route for summer between Bilbao and Mahon. They will begin flying three times per week on this route from 01 July 2009.

February 5th, 2009

Southampton to Bordeaux with flybe

flybe will begin flying from their Southampton base to Bordeaux this summer. Flights, which begin on 08 July 2009, can be booked now at www.flybe.com.

February 2nd, 2009

New Ryanair routes from Bratislava and Pisa

Ryanair will begin flying two new routes from their Bratislava base this April – they will launch new routes to Pisa and Alicante. They will also launch a new route between Pisa and Maastricht during April 2009.

Air Southwest to fly from Plymouth to Guernsey

Air Southwest have put a new route on sale from their Plymouth base to Guernsey. They will fly four times per week on this route from 08 April 2009. Flights can be booked now at www.airsouthwest.com.

February 1st, 2009

New Ryanair routes from Stockholm and East Midlands

Ryanair have put two new routes on sale from their Stockholm (Skavsta) base, including flights to Zadar and Palma. Both routes begin from the end of March 2009. They will also launch flights from East Midlands to Ibiza at the same time.

New bmibaby routes from Birmingham and Cardiff

bmibaby will launch two new routes on 22 May 2009 from Birmingham and Cardiff. From Birmingham they will begin flying four times per week to Newquay until mid September. From Cardiff they will begin flying twice per week to Almeria. Both routes can be booked now at www.bmibaby.com.

New routes from Bari with MyAir

MyAir have put two new routes on sale from Bari for the forthcoming summer season. From 30 March 2009 they will fly from Bari to Istanbul (Sabiha) and Milan (Orio al Serio).

Six new Wizz Air routes from Budapest

Wizz Air continue their expansion at Budapest with the introduction of six summer routes. They will add summer flights from Budapest to Bourgas, Corfu, Heraklion, Rhodos, Varna and Palma. All routes will begin operating in early June 2009.

New Ryanair routes from Marseille

At the end of March Ryanair will launch 5 new routes from Marseille. These include flights to Birmingham, Biarritz, Cagliari, London (Gatwick) and Nantes.

Paris to Tangier with Atlas Blue

Atlas Blue will begin flying between Paris (Orly) and Tangier this month. They will fly three times per week on this route from 13 February 2009.

New routes from Rome to Ibiza and Lamezia Terme

Italian low-cost airline Blu-express have put two new routes on sale for the summer season. They are scheduled to fly from Rome (Fiumicino) to Lamezia-Terme 6 times per week from 30 March 2009. They will also fly twice per week from Rome (Fiumicino) to Ibiza from 04 June. Both flights are available to book now at www.blu-express.com.

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