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April 25th, 2011

New easyJet routes for summer

easyJet continue with their usual summer expansion for this year and have added some new routes from the UK for 2011. These include:

July 6th, 2009

easyJet launches winter 09/10 routes

easyJet have put a number of new routes on sale for the 09/10 winter season. The new routes, which begin from the end of October 2009, include the following flights:

May 27th, 2009

New Meridiana routes to Athens

Meridiana will begin two new flights to Athens this summer, with new routes launching from Athens to Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) and Naples from July 2009. These are available to book now at www.meridiana.it.

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.

January 6th, 2009

14 new easyJet routes for summer 2009

easyJet put 14 new routes on sale yesterday across their European network. The new flights will launch between May and July 2009, and include routes from Bristol to Bastia and Corfu, Liverpool to Bordeaux, Dubrovnik and Naples, Manchester to Bastia, Athens and Corfu, Newcastle to Malta, Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to Ajaccio, Bilbao to Ibiza, Basel to Bordeaux, Berlin (Schoenefeld) to Dubrovnik, and Geneva to Dubrovnik.

March 17th, 2008

New Volareweb routes from Milan

Volareweb have 15 new routes launching over the next few months from their Milan (Malpensa) base. These include flights launching in April 2008 to Athens, Brindisi, Krakow, Malaga, Malta, Lamezia-Terme, Paris (Orly), Valencia and Warsaw. From July they will also add flights to Heraklion, Ibiza, Olbia, Palma and Rhodos.

All of these flights are available for booking at www.volareweb.com.

October 1st, 2007

Bari expansion for MyAir

Italian low-cost airline MyAir will launch four new routes from Bari this winter. From mid-December 2007 they will begin flying to Amsterdam, Brussels (International), Athens and Madrid. They are also due to launch flights from Bari to Sofia in March 2008.

September 23rd, 2007

Click4Sky – a new European virtual low-cost airline

Click4Sky is a new low-cost airline created by CSA Czech Airlines. Unlike most other low-cost airlines, Click4Sky does not operate any flights – instead it is being used as a marketing brand in order to sell unsold seats on existing CSA flights. In addition, the airline will sell all seats at a fixed price. Customers travelling with Click4Sky will experience exactly the same on-board service as those travelling with CSA.

They will sell tickets on flights to 36 European destinations from their Prague hub. These will include flights to: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin (Tegel), Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi), Bratislava, Brussels (International), Budapest, Copenhagen, Cologne-Bonn, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt (International), Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel), Hanover, Istanbul (Ataturk), Kosice, Krakow, Ljubljana, London (Heathrow), London (Stansted), Madrid, Manchester, Milan (Malpensa), Munich, Oslo (International), Riga, Rome (Fiumicino), Thessaloniki, Stuttgart, Tallinn, Venice (Marco Polo), Vienna, Vilnius and Zurich.

September 16th, 2007

Four new flights from Krakow

centralwings will enlarge their operation at Krakow airport by adding four new routes this winter. From the end of October 2007, they will begin flying from Krakow to Dublin, Manchester, Athens and Girona. Tickets for these flights are available to purchase now at www.centralwings.com.

August 26th, 2007

Norwegian to open base at new low-cost Oslo airport

Norwegian Air Shuttle, currently based at Oslo (International), will begin flying from the new low cost airport for the city, Oslo (Rygge), next year. They will begin flights there from mid-February 2008, and destinations from Oslo (Rygge) will include: London (Stansted), Alicante, Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga, Marrakech, Warsaw, Szczecin, Palanga, Budapest, Istanbul (Sabiha), Athens, Belgrade and Bergen.

These flights are on sale now at www.norwegian.no.

May 15th, 2007

Vueling to fly to Athens

Spanish low-cost airline Vueling will begin flying to the Greek capital, Athens. From 27 June 2007, they will begin flights from both their Barcelona and Madrid bases. Flights are already on sale for these new routes at www.vueling.com.

May 7th, 2007

Belle Air – the first Albanian low-cost airline

We have added routes operated by Belle Air, the first Albanian low-cost airline, to our route database. They began flying in November 2006

Belle Air operate flights from a single hub airport – the Albanian capital Tirana. These flights include routes to Athens, Bari, Milan (Orio al Serio), Cuneo, Florence, Bologna (Forli), Genoa, Heraklion, Milan (Malpensa), Parma, Perugia, Pisa, Rome (Fiumicino), Venice (Treviso), Trieste and Verona (Villafranca).

March 22nd, 2007

New flights to Athens from Gothenburg

Sterling, the low-cost airline based in Scandinavia, will begin flights from their Gothenburg (Landvetter) hub to Athens. They will begin flying weekly from 21 May 2007. Flights can be purchased at www.sterlingticket.com.

March 20th, 2007

Three new routes for Air Berlin

Air Berlin will launch three new routes in May 2007. These include Stuttgart to Vienna, Munich to Athens and Berlin (Tegel) to Stockholm (Arlanda). They are on sale now at www.airberlin.com.

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.

December 12th, 2006

Three new routes from easyJet

easyJet have put three new routes on sale including London (Gatwick) to Palermo (starting 18 June 2007) and Pisa (from 03 April), and also from Athens to Paris (Orly) (from 04 May). These flights are available to book from today.

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.

October 9th, 2006

Wizz Air expansion at Katowice

Wizz Air have announced that they will launch six new routes from their Polish base at Katowice. The start dates of these new routes will be staggered from the end of May 2007. These include flights to Coventry, Bournemouth, Eindhoven, Athens, Heraklion and Bourgas.

September 4th, 2006

Germanwings to launch new routes for summer

Germanwings have put a number of new routes on sale for the summer 2007 season. These include flights from their Cologne-Bonn base to Rhodos, Malta, Corfu, Lamezia-Terme and Mykonos. They will launch new routes from their Stuttgart hub to Athens, Ankara (Esenboga), Lamezia-Terme, Malta and Ibiza, and also from Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel) to Corfu and from Berlin (Schoenefeld) to Mykonos.

June 23rd, 2006

Polish expansion for Norwegian

Norwegian Air Shuttle will expand their operation in Poland by launching 7 new routes from 15 September 2006. They will begin flying from Warsaw to Dublin, Stockholm (Arlanda), Rome (Ciampino), Milan (Malpensa) and Athens. They will also begin flying to Stockholm (Arlanda) from Krakow and Wroclaw.

Flights on these new routes can be booked at www.norwegian.no.

June 8th, 2006

easyJet targets BA with Gatwick expansion

easyJet will increase capacity at their London (Gatwick) base by 10% this winter. This will be reflected in additional flights on existing routes to Madrid, Cologne-Bonn, Milan, Amsterdam, Berlin (Schoenefeld) and Athens.

They will also add a new route between London (Gatwick) and Glasgow (International), which will operate 3 times every day.

With this expansion, easyJet aim to attract business passengers currently flying with BA. easyJet is now taking the time to publicise a change in policy which allows passengers to transfer to earlier flights free of charge, if there is space on an earlier flight. easyJet also continues to be attractive due to an unlimited weight allowance on hand luggage.

December 27th, 2005

FlyGlobespan launches Greek destinations for summer

From the end of May 2006, FlyGlobespan will begin flying weekly to Athens and Heraklion from Glasgow (International). They will operate these flights for the summer season.

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 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.

October 12th, 2005

easyJet announces base in Milan

easyJet will make Milan (Malpensa) their next European base. They will begin operating a twice-daily service to London (Gatwick) from 01 December 2005, and from the end of March 2006 they will launch daily services to Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Madrid, Malaga and Athens. This will bring the number of routes operated by easyJet from Malpensa to 7.

They plan to expand further at Malpensa in summer 2006. Flights on these new routes will be available to purchase from 15 October 2005.

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.

January 3rd, 2005

Sterling announce Greek summer route

Sterling will launch a route for the summer season (beginning 11 June 2005) between Stockholm (Arlanda) and Athens. The route will only run for a period of approximately 2 months.

December 12th, 2004

Sterling adds 7 new summer routes

Sterling have put 7 new routes on sale for summer 2005, including flights to Montpelier from their bases at Billund, Copenhagen (Kastrup), Stockholm (Arlanda) and Gothenburg (Landvetter). In addition they have will launch new routes from Oslo to Athens and Edinburgh and also Copenhagen to Edinburgh.

These new routes commence from May, although some begin later and only run for the summer season. Check their schedules for full details, as many of the flights are only once or twice per week.

July 11th, 2004

JetX – new Italian budget carrier

Europe welcomes yet another new budget airline – the Italian-based carrier, JetX, began flying on 02 July 2004.

They have bases in Pisa, Trieste and Bologna (Forli). They are flying to a range of destinations including Paris (Charles de Gaulles), Athens, Zakinthos, Ibiza and Olbia.

May 7th, 2004

April 27th, 2004

Rapid Wizz Air expansion

The new central-European startup, Wizz Air, have today announced yet more new routes all over Europe. They have expanded from Budapest, to make it a base, adding new routes to Athens, Rome (Ciampino), Girona, Paris (Beauvais), Prague and London (Luton). All of these routes begin on 24 June 2004.

They have also expanded their main base at Katowice, to include new routes to Athens, Stockholm (Skavsta), Dortmund, Paris (Beauvais), Venice and Munich. These routes will begin from 01 July 2004.

Mysteriously, their previously announced (and already on sale) route from Katowice to Berlin (Schoenefeld) has disappeared from their site.

April 9th, 2004

New eVolavia to Athens

eVolavia, the ‘virtual’ airline, based in Ancona airport will start a new flight to Athens on 11 July.

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