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October 14th, 2010

More easyJet flights to Tel Aviv

easyJet are to launch a third route to Tel Aviv in Israel. They will begin flying from their Basel base to Tel Aviv from 05 December 2010.

February 17th, 2010

Three new easyJet routes to Tel Aviv and Pristina

easyJet have put new routes on sale to Pristina from both their Basel and Geneva bases – starting in June 2010. They have also put a new route on sale from Geneva to Tel Aviv from 30 August.

August 8th, 2009

New easyJet route between Basel and Dusseldorf

easyJet will begin flying between Basel and Dusseldorf this winter. They will operate daily flights on this route from 02 November 2009.

July 5th, 2009

New Ryanair routes to Oporto

From September 2009 Ryanair will launch four new routes from Oporto. New flights will include Oporto to Basel, Eindhoven, Tours and St. Etienne.

March 10th, 2009

New Ryanair routes from Sardinia and Weeze

Ryanair have put four new routes on sale including flights from Cagliari and Weeze. They will begin flying from Cagliari to Basel and Pisa from the end of April 2009. They also launch flights from Weeze to Reus and Pisa in June.

February 18th, 2009

Basel to Rimini with Air Berlin

Air Berlin are to begin weekly flights between Basel and Rimini this summer. The new flights, which begin on 27 June 2009, are available to book now at

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.

July 18th, 2008

Gatwick to Basel with easyJet

easyJet will begin flying between London (Gatwick) and Basel. They will fly six times per week on this route from 27 October 2008.

January 18th, 2008

easyJet to add Swiss flights

This summer easyJet will add flights from their Geneva base to Ajaccio, Split (both from 29 June 2008) and Nantes (from 31 March), and from Basel to Cagliari (from 29 June). They will also begin flying a new route between Berlin (Schoenefeld) and Thessaloniki from 31 March.

October 30th, 2007

2008 summer routes for Iceland Express

Iceland Express will operate five additional summer routes from the end of May 2008. They will fly from Reykjavik to Basel, Eindhoven, Frankfurt (Hahn), Gothenburg (Landvetter) and Paris (Charles de Gaulle).

August 16th, 2007

Additional Ryanair routes from Dublin this winter

Ryanair will launch six new routes from their Dublin base this winter. During October and November 2007 they will begin flights to Basel, Nice, Prague, Szczecin, Katowice and Budapest. These flights are available to book now.

August 11th, 2007

Valencia and Alicante to become Ryanair bases

Ryanair will open their 21st and 22nd bases this year at Alicante and Valencia airports, in Spain. They will add new routes from Alicante during November and December 2007, including flights to Karlsruhe-Baden, Basel, Billund, Bournemouth, Brussels (Charleroi), Doncaster, East Midlands, Gothenburg (Saeve), Maastricht, Milan (Orio al Serio) and Paris (Beauvais).

They will add new routes from Valencia in October, to make this their 22nd base. The new routes include flights to Karlsruhe-Baden, Basel, Billund, Bologna (Forli), Eindhoven, Liverpool, Malta, Maastricht, Paris (Beauvais), Oporto and Santiago de Compostela.

August 10th, 2007

easyJet to fly to Bulgaria and seven new routes

easyJet will begin flying to the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, this winter. They will begin flying three times per week from London (Gatwick) 06 November 2007. They have also put new routes on sale from Liverpool to Innsbruck and Lisbon, from Basel to Marrakech and Oporto and from both Milan (Malpensa) and Geneva to Marrakech.

June 16th, 2007

13 new Ryanair routes from Stockholm

Ryanair will increase capacity at their Stockholm (Skavsta) base this October. They will begin flights from Stockholm (Skavsta) to Alicante, Basel, Berlin (Schoenefeld), Bratislava, Eindhoven, Karlsruhe-Baden, Liverpool, Malta, Pisa, Oporto, Salzburg (from December 2007), Trapani and Valencia.

April 5th, 2007

Basel flights to Olbia with easyJet

easyJet will begin flights from their Basel base to Olbia. They will fly this route six times per week from 29 June 2007.

October 24th, 2006

Iceland Express launch summer flights to Reykjavik

Iceland Express will increase the number of flights they offer to their Reykjavik base from next summer. They will add six new routes to Reykjavik including flights from Bergen, Oslo (International), Paris (Orly), Basel, Eindhoven and Billund. Flights can be booked now for summer 2007.

October 17th, 2006

Clickair to expand flights to London and Barcelona

clickair, the new Spanish low-cost airline, will begin flying to London (Heathrow) on 01 February 2007, and will launch an extensive operation from Barcelona in the first quarter of 2007.

They will fly from London (Heathrow) to Valencia and Seville. From Barcelona they will launch nine new routes, including flights to Malaga, Oporto, Frankfurt (International), Munich, Berlin (Tegel), Basel, Amsterdam, Dublin and Prague. This will come as a major challenge to Vueling, whose main base is at Barcelona.

September 5th, 2006

easyJet and Ryanair to fly to Malta

Earlier this week, the Maltese government finally gave the go-ahead for Ryanair and easyJet to begin flying to Malta. This provides these airlines with considerable subsidies towards the operation of flights to the region.

Ryanair is expected to launch services from their Dublin base from February 2007, and also from London (Luton) and Pisa, possibly as early as October this year. easyJet have not yet confirmed whether they will begin flying to Malta, but their proposed routes are from London (Luton) and Basel.

May 23rd, 2006

Centavia – the new Serbian low-cost airline?

A new low-cost airline is due to launch from the Serbian capital, Belgrade. Centavia expect to begin flying with 2 aircraft during the summer 2006 season. They will initially operate some summer routes to Turkey, Greece, Egypt and Spain.

They expect to launch regular routes from their Belgrade base to Basel, Cologne-Bonn, Bratislava, Budapest, Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel) and Milan (Orio al Serio) from autumn 2006.

March 1st, 2006

easyJet launches flights outside the EU

easyJet are set to shake up mainstream low-cost flying in Europe by expanding outside the EU, and even outside Europe.

They have announced that they will launch new routes to the Turkish capital, Istanbul (Sabiha), and Marrakech in Morocco.

Flights to Istanbul (Sabiha) will begin on 24 May 2006 from Basel and London (Luton) on 29 June. easyJet will begin flying between London (Gatwick) and Marrakech on 06 July. They will also launch a route between London (Luton) and Rijeka in Croatia on 30 June.

This move has prompted changes here at flycheapo. As a European guide, we did not previously cover Morocco. Given the clear intention to expand to neighbouring countries, we have decided to relax our definition of Europe (which already included Turkey), to include the North African country of Morocco.

We will take this opportunity to include additional airlines and routes, and will be upgrading shortly. This will include Moroccan low-cost airline, Atlas Blue, who already operate on the route easyJet are launching.

September 14th, 2005

easyJet expand further at Basel

easyJet will base an additional aircraft at their Basel base in the coming months. This will see the introduction of 4 new routes, including a twice-daily service to Paris (Charles De Gaulle) from 31 October 2005, and from 10 March 2006, daily services to Lisbon and Amsterdam. They will also add a service to Prague, operating 5 times per week.

June 23rd, 2005

easyJet winter timetable pt2

easyJet have put the 2nd part of their winter 2005 schedule on sale. This includes routes from Basel, Berlin (Schoenefeld), Geneva and London (Luton).

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 25th, 2005

easyJet expands further at Basel

In August, easyJet will launch 3 new routes from Basel (Mulhouse), in addition to the 6 routes they will launch in June.

On 11 August 2005 they will launch routes to Hamburg and Madrid. The following day they will launch a new route from Basel to Malaga.

This will be the first time that easyJet will fly to Hamburg.

March 31st, 2005

easyJet expand at Basel

easyJet will launch 5 new routes from their hub at Basel in June.

On 17 June 2005 they will launch routes to Alicante, Barcelona and Nice. A week later, on 24 June, they will launch new routes to Palma and Rome (Ciampino).

There has been no official announcement of these new routes yet, however they all appear in the easyJet booking system and are available to book from today.

January 20th, 2005

easyJet announces new hub at Basel

easyJet have today announced that Basel (Mulhouse) will be developed as a major new easyJet base. They currently fly 4 routes from the airport, but intend to house 3 additional aircraft at Basel during the upcoming summer season.

Next comes the guessing game of what routes they will announce from their newest hub.

August 18th, 2004

easyJet moves Zurich route to Basel

easyJet have announced that on 1 November 2004, they will commence a new twice-daily route between London (Luton) and Basel (Mulhouse).

This will replace their Luton to Zurich service, which will fly for the last time on 31 October 2004. easyJet refuse to continue flying to Zurich after a reported 132% increase in landing fees at the airport in recent years, making it the most expensive airport currently used by the low-cost airline. Apparently Basel has a “management team that is also enthusiastic about low cost”, and easyJet are keen to emphasise the importance of this to their business model.

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