Sky Europe low-cost airline and flight news
This page contains an archive of all news items featuring Sky Europe. You can also view all of the routes operated by Sky Europe.
September 1st, 2009
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.
May 6th, 2008
February 20th, 2008
February 17th, 2008
February 2nd, 2008
Central European low-cost airline Sky Europe will begin flying from their Prague base to Pisa this summer. They will fly twice weekly on this route from 05 May 2008. These flights can be booked at www.skyeurope.com.
January 30th, 2008
January 8th, 2008
December 18th, 2007
Sky Europe have put three new routes on sale from their Prague base. These include flights from Prague to Malaga (beginning 25 May 2008), and also flights to Zadar (from 6 June) and Varna (from 12 June). Tickets are available at www.skyeurope.com.
September 5th, 2007
The Central European low-cost airline Sky Europe will close its bases at Krakow and Budapest this winter. From 28 October 2007 they are expected to relocate their fleet and move capacity to their other bases at Prague, Vienna and Bratislava.
August 27th, 2007
August 5th, 2007
June 30th, 2007
Sky Europe will begin four new routes from their Vienna base for the forthcoming winter season. From the end of October 2007, they will begin flying from Vienna to Warsaw, Krakow, Naples and Innsbruck.
April 12th, 2007
January 20th, 2007
January 16th, 2007
December 19th, 2006
Despite only being a short distance from their Bratislava base, Central European low-cost airline Sky Europe will open a base at Vienna from 25 March 2007. Traditionally, Vienna has been ignored by many low-cost airlines due to the high landing fees that airlines must pay to fly there.
From March 2007, Sky Europe will fly from Vienna to Barcelona, Amsterdam, Brussels (International), Paris (Orly), Nice, Venice (Treviso), Florence, Rimini, Bucharest (Baneasa), Sofia, Athens, Thessaloniki, Larnaca, Zadar, Dubrovnik and Split.
August 8th, 2006
July 19th, 2006
Sky Europe will launch a new route between their Prague base and Turin, flying twice per week from 26 December 2006. They will also begin flying to Bucharest (Baneasa) from Rome (Fiumicino), beginning 29 December. From 01 February 2007, Sky Europe will also begin flying to Bucharest (Baneasa) from their Budapest base.
These new Romanian routes from Sky Europe may be as a consequence of the recent announcement by Wizz Air to expand into Romania.
June 29th, 2006
April 12th, 2006
April 6th, 2006
Sky Europe will launch direct flights between their Krakow base and Split and Dubrovnik in Croatia. These flights are currently timetabled to operate for the summer season, and will begin from 17 June 2006.
April 5th, 2006
February 14th, 2006
Sky Europe will make Prague their next hub airport. They will launch 7 routes from Prague from 10 April 2006. These will include flights to Amsterdam, Paris (Orly), Milan (Orio al Serio), Barcelona, Naples, Nice and Rome (Fiumicino).
February 1st, 2006
Wizz Air will begin direct flights to Bourgas from London (Luton) (beginning 02 May 2006) and from Budapest (beginning 18 June 2006). The Wizz Air flight will begin just 1 day after Sky Europe begin operating on the same route.
December 5th, 2005
November 25th, 2005
November 23rd, 2005
November 19th, 2005
November 7th, 2005
September 14th, 2005
Next week, Wizz Air will begin operating their first flights from Budapest to the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. Today SkyEurope, one of the largest low-cost carriers in Central Europe has announced that they too will begin flying to Sofia, from their Bratislava base.
SkyEurope Holding AG has decided to make shares in SkyEurope publically available. They will make the prospectus for the Initial Public Offering on 19 September 2005.
Trading of the shares is expected to commence on the Vienna Stock Exchange by 27 September.
July 27th, 2005
In addition to the previously announced route to Poprad (Tatry), SkyEurope have announced routes between Salzburg and Barcelona, Manchester and Warsaw and between Innsbrook and Paris (Orly) and Amsterdam.
These flights are available to book for the winter 05/06 season.
July 25th, 2005
July 23rd, 2005
Poprad is in Northern Slovakia and is the highest (718m above sea level) international airport in Europe which is suitable for airliners.
June 8th, 2005
May 18th, 2005
Following our announcement this morning that SkyEurope will begin 2 new routes to Dublin, home of Ryanair, Ryanair have retalliated by announcing that they will launch a new route from London (Stansted) to Bratislava – the home of SkyEurope.
These new routes will begin on 30 October 2005 and are available to book now.
SkyEurope will launch 2 new routes to Dublin this winter. They will begin flying to Dublin from their bases at Krakow (on 20 September 2005) and Bratislava (14 October). Flights from both bases will be 3 times per week.
The routes have not yet been officially announced, however are already for sale via their web site.
April 4th, 2005
Extra capacity has been added on flights from Poland to Rome over the coming week, in order that citizens can attend the Pope’s funeral.
February 25th, 2005
In addition to the previously announced schedules, they intend to add routes to Athens from Bratislava and Budapest. We haven’t seen a confirmation of flight times yet on these 2 new routes, when they do become available the routes will be added to the cheap0 database.
December 14th, 2004
December 6th, 2004
Air Polonia have confirmed that they did indeed suspend flights on Sunday and are not taking any further bookings. They remain hopeful of finding an injection of capital in order to keep the airline alive.
December 5th, 2004
A press release on the Sky Europe web site suggests that Polish low-cost carrier Air Polonia will suspend flying today, Sunday 05 December. Sky Europe are offering to carry ’stranded’ Air Polonia passengers for free (if they pay taxes and charges).
There has been no official announcement from Air Polonia about grounding flights, however their web site is currently generating errors if you try to book a flight.
September 23rd, 2004
SkyEurope are due to commence flying a new route from Krakow to Paris on 30 September 2004. They had originally intended to fly to Paris (Orly) but have now moved the flight to Paris (Charles de Gaulles) for ‘operational reasons’.
September 19th, 2004
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.
August 10th, 2004
Central-European based SkyEurope have announced that their next new base will be Krakow. With this, SkyEurope’s second base in Poland, they are adamant that expansion into Poland is the way to go, and they anticipate further expansion in the future.
They will begin flying from Krakow on 30 September 2004, initially to 5 destinations across Europe. The destinations include Amsterdam, Paris (Orly), London (Stansted), Milan (Orio Al Serio) and Rome (Fiumicino).
The new routes are on sale now.