Sky Europe low-cost airline and flight news

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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.

May 6th, 2008

New SkyEurope routes from Prague

Sky Europe are due to begin flights from their Prague base to Larnaca (Cyprus) and Bari (Italy). Flights will begin from 30 October 2008, and can be booked now at www.skyeurope.com.

February 20th, 2008

SkyEurope to fly to Istanbul

Sky Europe have put a new route on sale from their Bratislava base to Istanbul (Sabiha). They will begin flying on this route from 30 April 2008, and tickets can be bought now at www.skyeurope.com.

February 17th, 2008

SkyEurope to begin flights to Trieste

Sky Europe have put flights on sale to Trieste from their Prague base, and also from Budapest. Flights begin on 08 June 2008 and 04 May respectively, and can be booked now at www.skyeurope.com.

February 2nd, 2008

Prague to Pisa with SkyEurope

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

Alicante becomes SkyEurope destination

Sky Europe have put two new routes on sale to Alicante. These include flights from their Vienna and Prague bases, which will begin from May 2008. These can be booked now at www.skyeurope.com.

January 8th, 2008

Vienna to Sicily and Sardinia with SkyEurope

Sky Europe will operate summer flights between their Vienna base and Olbia and Catania this year. The flights, which begin in mid June 2008, are available to book now at www.skyeurope.com.

December 18th, 2007

New flights from Prague with SkyEurope

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

SkyEurope to close Krakow and Budapest bases

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

Sky Europe to flights between Prague and Vienna

Sky Europe will begin flying daily from Prague to Vienna this winter. Flights on this route are due to begin on 01 November 2007.

August 5th, 2007

Birmingham to Bratislava with Sky Europe

Sky Europe, the low-cost airline based at Bratislava will begin flying to Birmingham. They will operate flights three times per week on this route from 28 October 2007.

Sky Europe to begin flying to Timisoara

Sky Europe will begin flights to Timisoara from their Vienna base this winter. They will fly four times per week on this route from 28 October 2007.

June 30th, 2007

SkyEurope adds Vienna flights

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

SkyEurope to fly to Bourgas from Krakow

Central European low-cost airline Sky Europe will begin flying from their Krakow base to Bourgas in Bulgaria. They will begin flying twice per week from 07 July 2007.

January 20th, 2007

New Pisa link from Vienna

Sky Europe have put another new route from their Vienna base on sale. From 27 March 2007 they will fly from Vienna to Pisa.

January 16th, 2007

SkyEurope from Budapest to Venice

Sky Europe will begin flights from their Budapest base to Venice (Treviso) for the summer season. They will begin flying three times per week from 27 March 2007.

December 19th, 2006

SkyEurope to open base at Vienna

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

Prague to Grenoble with SkyEurope

Sky Europe will begin flying weekly between Prague and Grenoble this winter season. They are due to begin flying from 23 December 2006.

July 19th, 2006

New SkyEurope routes including Bucharest and Turin

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

SkyEurope to fly between Paris and Salzburg

From 15 September 2006, Sky Europe will begin flying 3 times per week between Paris (Orly) and Salzburg.

April 12th, 2006

SkyEurope to connect Prague and Croatia

From June 2006, Sky Europe will launch summer routes from Prague to Dubrovnik and Split in Croatia.

April 6th, 2006

SkyEurope to fly between Poland and Croatia

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

SkyEurope to fly between Naples and Bratislava

From 18 June 2006, the Central-European airline Sky Europe will begin flying between the Slovakian capital, Bratislava and Naples.

February 14th, 2006

SkyEurope to open Prague base

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 begins flights to Bourgas

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

SkyEurope launch additional Bourgas route

The number of low-cost flights to Bourgas is increasing, as SkyEurope intend to launch a route there from their Bratislava base. They are due to begin flying there, twice per week, from 27 June 2006.

November 25th, 2005

SkyEurope adds Amsterdam to Poznan connection

From 25 March 2006, SkyEurope will launch a route between Amsterdam and Poznan. This will be their first route from Poznan and flights will operate 3 times per week.

November 23rd, 2005

SkyEurope expands Krakow base

SkyEurope will expand their Krakow base, where they currently operate 7 routes.

They will add a further 8 routes in 2006 (and reopen one to Barcelona) from March to June, including Edinburgh, Birmingham, Brussels, Bologna, Stockholm (Arlanda), Naples, Turin and Athens.

November 19th, 2005

SkyEurope expands at Budapest

SkyEurope have put 4 new routes on sale for 2006 from Budapest. In mid-April they will launch 2 new Italian routes from Budapest, including Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) and Naples.

They will also launch 2 new routes to Bulgaria for the summer season, including Bourgas and Varna. This will make SkyEurope the first low-cost airline to fly to Varna.

November 7th, 2005

SkyEurope to Athens from Krakow

SkyEurope will operate a flight between Krakow and Athens during summer 2006. The service will commence on 6 June 2006.

September 14th, 2005

SkyEurope to fly to Bulgaria and Romania

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.

They will begin flying to Sofia on 09 December 2005. SkyEurope will also begin expanding into Romania by launching a route from Bratislava to Bucharest (Baneasa) on 12 December.

Sky Europe to go public

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

SkyEurope announces winter ski routes

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

SkyEurope launches Milan route

On 03 December 2005, SkyEurope will begin flying a weekly route from Warsaw to Milan (Orio al Serio).

July 23rd, 2005

SkyEurope begins flying to Poprad

SkyEurope will begin flying a new route from London (Stansted) to Poprad (Tatry) on 03 December 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

SkyEurope expands at Bratislava

SkyEurope will add 2 new routes from their base at Bratislava on 30 October 2005.

They will begin flying 4-times weekly to Basel and Cologne-Bonn. As SkyEurope have already put their winter timetable on sale, tickets are already available to book on these new routes.

May 18th, 2005

Ryanair expands in Poland and Slovakia

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.

In addition, Ryanair will begin 4 other new routes from Stansted to the Polish cities of Gdansk, Bydgoszcz, Szczecin and Rzeszow.

These new routes will begin on 30 October 2005 and are available to book now.

SkyEurope launches routes to Dublin

will launch 2 new routes to this winter. They will begin flying to Dublin from their bases at (on 20 September 2005) and (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

Budget airlines add capacity for Pope’s funeral

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.

Centralwings have added capacity from Warsaw and Krakow to Rome (Ciampino). They also fly from Warsaw to Bologna, where an onward connection to Rome can be made by train.

Sky Europe have added capacity on their flights from Warsaw and Krakow to Rome (Fiumicino). Meanwhile Wizz Air have announced a temporary new route from Katowice to Rome (Fiumicino).

February 25th, 2005

SkyEurope summer schedule

SkyEurope have modified their original plans for the summer season by moving a number of new routes to Krakow instead of Warsaw. Amongst other reasons, they cite rising costs at Warsaw for the move.

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

SkyEurope makes Manchester a base

Hot on the heels of the rapid route expansion in the North West of England, SkyEurope have announced that Manchester will be their next base.

They will begin flying from Manchester during their summer season, which commences on 27 March 2005. They plan to fly to Warsaw, Krakow and Bratislava. Tickets are available to book now.

December 6th, 2004

Air Polonia suspension confirmed

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.

In the meantime, those stranded can rebook with either Sky Europe or Wizz Air (where the airlines cover the respective routes) for free, they just need to pay the taxes on the flights.

December 5th, 2004

Air Polonia ceases operation?

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 changes airport at Paris

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

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.

August 10th, 2004

SkyEurope announces new base at Krakow

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.

June 16th, 2004

SkyEurope announces new routes to Italy

Today, SkyEurope put their winter destinations from Warsaw on sale. These include new flights, beginning 08 October 2004, from Warsaw to Rome (Fiumicino) and Milan (Orio Al Serio).

April 1st, 2004

SkyEurope announces move into Poland

SkyEurope have announced Warsaw as their next European hub. They have announced new routes to Paris (Orly), London (Stansted) and Amsterdam.

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