Low-cost airline news - September2009 archives

September 30th, 2009

Norwegian Air Shuttle route from Aalborg to Paris

Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin flying between Aalborg and Paris (Orly) twice per week this winter. The new flights, which begin on 20 November 2009, are on sale now at www.norwegian.no.

September 29th, 2009

New Jet2 routes from Edinburgh

Jet2 have put two new routes on sale from their Edinburgh base for next summer. From 17 May 2010 they will begin flying three times per week to Faro, and from the end of April they will fly weekly to Dubrovnik. Tickets are on sale now for both new routes at www.jet2.com.

Vueling to fly from Seville to Casablanca

Spanish low-cost airline Vueling will launch flights from Seville to Casablanca this winter. They will operate three flights per week on this route from 02 December 2009. Book now at www.vueling.com.

September 22nd, 2009

Germanwings to add Copenhagen flights from Cologne

Germanwings are to begin flying to Copenhagen from their base at Cologne-Bonn next year. From 28 March 2010 they will fly six times per week on this route, with a number of onward connections available to further Germanwings destinations at Cologne-Bonn.

September 21st, 2009

Baboo to fly to London

Swiss low-cost airline Baboo will begin flying from their Geneva base to London (City) this winter. From the end of October 2009 they will fly 11 times per week on this route. At the same time they will also launch flights from Geneva to Marseille and Milan (Malpensa).

New Condor routes to Madeira

Condor will operate two new winter flights to Funchal from November/December 2009. These include flights from Hanover and Leipzig to Funchal. Booking is available at www.condor.com.

September 20th, 2009

bmibaby expand at East Midlands

bmibaby last week announced a massive expansion at East Midlands which will take place over the coming months. bmibaby are due to launch new routes to Alghero, Barcelona, Bastia, Dubrovnik, Cork, Malta, Newquay, Prague and Venice (Marco Polo). All of these new routes are on sale now at www.bmibaby.com.

New Rome to Bologna route with Windjet

WindJet will begin a new route from Rome (Fiumicino) to Bologna (Forli) for the winter season, starting 27 October 2009. Tickets are available now at www.volawindjet.it.

September 19th, 2009

New Ryanair bases at Bari and Brindisi

Ryanair announced this week that they would open two new bases at Bari and Brindisi from next year. They will begin operating the following routes from Jan/Feb 2010:

Vueling to open Valencia to Gran Canaria route

Spanish low-cost airline Vueling will open a route from their Valencia base to Las Palmas this winter. These flights, which begin on 02 December 2009, can be booked now at www.vueling.com.

September 16th, 2009

New Jet2 route: Manchester to Madeira

Jet2 will launch a new route next summer from their Manchester base to Funchal. They will operate weekly flights on this route from 03 May 2010. Tickets are on sale at www.jet2.com.

September 6th, 2009

New Italian routes for Albania’s BelleAir

Belle Air will begin flying two new routes from their base at Tirana this winter. From 27 October 2009 they will begin flying from Tirana to Naples and Turin.

New Wizz Air route – Kiev to Venice

Wizz Air have just put on sale a new route from Kiev to Venice (Treviso) for the forthcoming winter season. From the end of October 2009 they will operate flights twice per week on this route.

September 5th, 2009

New budget route: Aberdeen – Dubrovnik

FlyGlobespan will begin a new route from their Aberdeen base to Dubrovnik next summer. From 05 May 2010 they will operate weekly flights on this route.

Jet2 launch flights to Tunisia

Jet2 will begin flying to Monastir from their bases in the north of England next year. From May 2010 they will fly to Monastir from Manchester, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle. Tickets are available to book for next summer at www.jet2.com.

September 4th, 2009

Winter sun from Stavanger and Trondheim

Norwegian Air Shuttle will launch some winter sun routes to Las Palmas this winter from the Norwegian cities of Trondheim and Stavanger. They will begin flying on these routes from 25 October 2009. Flights can be booked at www.norwegian.no.

September 3rd, 2009

Norwegian add new routes from Copenhagen and Stockholm

Norwegian Air Shuttle have put 7 new routes on sale from their Stockholm (Arlanda) and Copenhagen bases for the winter 09/10 season. This winter they will operate flights from Copenhagen to Barcelona, Geneva and Salzburg. They will also open routes from Stockholm (Arlanda) to Barcelona, Geneva, Salzburg and Tenerife (Sur). The winter routes are available to book at www.norwegian.no.

September 2nd, 2009

New Ryanair ski routes on sale for December

Ryanair have just put on sale a number of routes for this winter – this includes the following routes:

All of these routes begin from 19 December 2009.

bmibaby to fly to Lourdes in 2010

bmibaby will begin a new route from their Manchester base to Lourdes next summer. They will fly twice per week on this route from the end of April 2010. Tickets are available to purchase now at www.bmibaby.com.

Blackpool to Jersey route with Jet2

Jet2 will begin flying between Blackpool and Jersey next summer. They will operate flights twice per week on this route from the end of May 2010 – book now at www.jet2.com.

September 1st, 2009

SkyEurope files for bankruptcy

The Central European low-cost airline with a turbulent history – Sky Europe – has today filed for bankruptcy protection. All fights are suspended with immediate effect. SmartWings and Wizz Air are offering support to stranded SkyEurope customers.

SkyEurope were banned from flying from Vienna airport last month after an argument over unpaid airport fees. Over the weekend Prague airport announced that they would cancel all SkyEurope flights from today due to unpaid fees.

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