FlyMe low-cost airline and flight news

This page contains an archive of all news items featuring FlyMe. You can also view all of the routes operated by FlyMe.

March 4th, 2007

FlyMe filed for bankruptcy

FlyMe, the Swedish low-cost airline, announced on Friday 02 March 2007 that they would file for bankruptcy. FlyMe aircraft are grounded and the airline has suspended both ticket sales and flights.

As expected, this has left passengers stranded across Europe. Scandinavian low-cost airline Sterling has offered to rescue stranded passengers for free, and to offer discounted replacement tickets to those who have not yet commenced flying. More information is available at www.sterlingticket.com.

December 26th, 2006

Cheap flights between Sweden and Turkey

Swedish low-cost airline FlyMe will begin flights from their Gothenburg (Landvetter) base to Istanbul (Sabiha) next year. From 02 April 2007 they will fly weekly on this route, increasing to twice weekly in May. They will also begin flights from Gothenburg (Landvetter) to Rimini on 03 May and Stockholm (Arlanda) to Marseille on 25 March.

December 16th, 2006

FlyMe to fly to Malaga

Swedish low-cost airline FlyMe will begin flying from their Stockholm (Arlanda) base to Malaga next year. They will fly weekly from 24 February 2007.

October 18th, 2006

FlyMe to launch nine new routes

Scandinavian low-cost airline FlyMe will launch nine new Swedish routes from March 2007. These include flights from Malmo to Nice, Alicante and Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi); Stockholm (Arlanda) to Rome (Ciampino), Alicante, Nice and Lulea; Gothenburg (Landvetter) to Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) and Athens.

September 4th, 2006

FlyMe acquires Astraeus

The Swedish low-cost airline FlyMe is in the process is acquiring a 51% holding in UK charter airline Astraeus. The completion of this acquisition will see FlyMe triple their fleet of aircraft. They also recently purchased a 33% share in Lithuanian Airlines (FlyLAL).

March 24th, 2006

FlyMe announces Gothenburg to Barcelona flights

From 04 June 2006, FlyMe will begin flying weekly between Gothenburg (Landvetter) and Barcelona.

February 17th, 2006

FlyMe to acquire Lithuanian Airlines

FlyMe has agreed to purchase the recently privatised Lithuanian Airlines, which also recently rebranded to become FlyLAL. The deal will see them acquire 33% initially, and the whole company within 3 years.

Lithuanian Airlines currently has approximately 40% of the Lithuanian market share.

November 11th, 2005

FlyMe expands outside Sweden

The Swedish low-cost airline, FlyMe, will launch 12 new routes from their base at Gothenburg (Landvetter) to a host of European destinations for the Summer 2006 season.

From 30 March, they will operate routes to Prague, London (Stansted), Alicante, Malaga, Palma (Mallorca), Rome (Ciampino), Crete, Rhodes, Amsterdam, Paris (Beauvais), Dusseldorf and Nice.

What is surprising about this announcement is that 5 of these routes are already operated by rival Scandinavian budget airline, Sterling.

Potential passengers may be interested to read the note on their site:

Be aware that we change our schedules regularly in order to adapt to the needs of our clients and to meet the current demand for departures.

This could be taken as an indication that they do not intend to launch all 12 of these routes, and will instead take bookings and decide which routes to axe (if demand is insufficient), maybe before they have even started. This was certainly a strategy employed by other emerging European low-cost airlines – for example Wizz Air.

May 31st, 2005

FlyMe to begin flying to London

FlyMe are due to begin a new daily route from Stockholm (Arlanda) to London (Gatwick) on 03 October 2005.

This will be their first route to the UK and will also be the only current low-cost route from Gatwick to Sweden.

March 11th, 2005

FlyMe to fly from Gothenburg to Nice

The Swedish low-cost carrlier FlyMe will launch a new route on 16 June 2005 from Gothenburg to Nice.

January 25th, 2005

FlyMe launch new domestic routes

FlyMe will launch 2 new routes on 13 February 2005 from their base at Stockholm (Arlanda) to Sundsvall and Ostersund. These will be the first low-cost routes to these airports.

September 19th, 2004

World Low Cost Airlines Congress

This week, on 21 and 22 September, we will be attending and reporting from World Low Cost Airlines Congress in London. Speakers include Michael O’Leary (Ryanair), Ray Webster (easyJet) and a number of other speakers and panelists from European budget airlines including bmibaby, Hapag-Lloyd Express, Air Polonia, Sky Europe, FlyMe, Wizz Air and Sterling.

We hope to be able to bring you some up-to-the-minute information from the conference. In the meantime, we’re getting very near to being able to launch the newly revamped cheap0.com, keep watching this space.

September 18th, 2004

FlyMe begin flights to Angelholm-Helsingborg

FlyMe, the Swedish low-cost airline has announced that from 27 September 2004 they will begin a new route (5 times weekly) between Stockholm (Arlanda) and Angelholm-Helsingborg.

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