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August 1st, 2010

new bmibaby routes to Germany for winter

bmibaby will begin flying four routes to Germany this winter, including flights from East Midlands to Cologne-Bonn and Munich, from Cardiff to Munich and Birmingham to Cologne-Bonn. The new routes begin at the end of October 2010, with the exception of East MidlandsMunich which begins in mid-September. Book now at

September 2nd, 2009

New Ryanair ski routes on sale for December

Ryanair have just put on sale a number of routes for this winter – this includes the following routes:

All of these routes begin from 19 December 2009.

August 15th, 2009

Iceland Express to fly to Birmingham

Iceland Express have announced that they will operate flights between Birmingham and Reykjavik next summer. They will operate weekly flights on this route from 01 June 2010. Tickets can be booked now at

July 31st, 2009

Ryanair launches 39 new Canary Island routes

Ryanair have placed 39 new routes on sale from various European hubs to the Canary Islands. From October 2009 they will begin new flights to Las Palmas, Arrecife and Tenerife (Sur) from Girona, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Brussels (Charleroi), Dublin, Weeze, East Midlands, Frankfurt (Hahn), Glasgow (Prestwick), Liverpool, London (Luton), London (Stansted), Madrid, Oporto and Shannon.

May 10th, 2009

Winter easyJet flights to Grenoble

easyJet have put two flights on sale to Grenoble for the forthcoming winter season. They will fly from Birmingham and London (Gatwick) to Grenoble from 19 December 2009.

April 7th, 2009

New bmibaby flights to Grenoble this winter

bmibaby will begin flying from their UK bases to Grenoble this winter. From 25 October 2009 they will begin flights to Grenoble from Birmingham, Cardiff, East Midlands and Manchester. They will also launch a new route between Belfast (International) and Prague at the same time. All of these flights may be booked at

February 1st, 2009

New bmibaby routes from Birmingham and Cardiff

bmibaby will launch two new routes on 22 May 2009 from Birmingham and Cardiff. From Birmingham they will begin flying four times per week to Newquay until mid September. From Cardiff they will begin flying twice per week to Almeria. Both routes can be booked now at

New Ryanair routes from Marseille

At the end of March Ryanair will launch 5 new routes from Marseille. These include flights to Birmingham, Biarritz, Cagliari, London (Gatwick) and Nantes.

August 8th, 2008

Birmingham to Larnaca with Monarch Scheduled

New for Summer 2009 will be a route from Birmingham to Larnaca with Monarch Scheduled. They are scheduled to fly twice per week on this route from 29 March 2009.

July 30th, 2008

Ryanair expands at Weeze

Ryanair will expand their operation at Weeze airport (or Dusseldorf as they like to call it) this winter. From 27 October 2008 they will begin flying from Weeze to Birmingham, Manchester, Dublin, Tenerife (Sur), Santander, Faro, Ancona, Oslo (Torp), Gothenburg (Saeve) and Riga.

June 21st, 2008

Nine new Ryanair routes from Birmingham

In January 2008, Ryanair announced that they were making Birmingham their 25th regional base. They have just announced an additional nine new routes from Birmingham which will launch in November 2008. These include flights to Alicante, Fuerteventura, Palma, Murcia, Derry, Katowice, Kaunas, Krakow and Prague.

June 7th, 2008

Massive additions to Ryanair winter flight schedule

Although Ryanair have made it known that they intend to ground some of their fleet this winter due to the high cost of oil, they have just announced details of 40 new routes that they will begin flying this winter. The new routes begin from the end of October 2008, and include:

March 14th, 2008

Dundee becomes a new flybe destination

flybe are to offer flights from the Scottish city of Dundee using their new franchise agreement with Loganair. The flights, from Dundee to Birmingham and Belfast (City) will begin from 21 May 2008. Tickets are available to book now at

February 12th, 2008

New flybe flights between Jersey and Nice

flybe will begin flying from Jersey to Nice this year. From 24 May 2008, they will fly weekly on this route. They will also begin weekly flights from their Birmingham base to Toulouse at the same time. These flights can be booked now at

January 15th, 2008

Birmingham to become 25th base for Ryanair

Ryanair will expand their capacity at Birmingham from mid-June 2008, making it their 25th base. During this time of expansion they will add flights to Biarritz, Billund, Bologna (Forli), Bratislava, Bydgoszcz, Dinard, Gdansk, Olbia, Oporto, Oslo (Torp), Perpignan, Poitiers, Reus, Rzeszow, Stockholm (Skavsta), Trapani and Trieste.

January 9th, 2008

bmibaby to add Birmingham to Warsaw route

bmibaby will add to their Polish destinations by adding a new route from their Birmingham hub to Warsaw. Flights, which begin on 27 May 2008, are already available to book at

December 7th, 2007

Three new Krakow routes from Centralwings

centralwings have put three new routes on sale from their Krakow base. They will begin flying from Krakow to Birmingham, Amsterdam and Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel). These flights will begin from the end of March 2008, and can be booked now at

November 30th, 2007

Two new routes for bmibaby

bmibaby have added two new routes to their schedule for next year. Starting on 01 April 2008, they will add flights from their East Midlands base to Nice, and from their Birmingham base to Milan (Orio al Serio).

November 27th, 2007

flybe Summer 2008 expansion

flybe will expand their operation next summer, when they will launch 23 new routes. This will include expansion in Scotland, with new routes being launched from Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow (International), in addition to flights from England (Liverpool, Manchester, Southampton, Exeter, Newquay and Birmingham), Wales (Cardiff) and Northern Ireland (Belfast (City)).

All of these new routes are available to book now at

November 9th, 2007

New Birmingham and Glasgow routes for bmibaby

bmibaby will launch two new routes on 12 February 2008. These are from Birmingham to Krakow and from Glasgow (International) to Knock. Flights on these routes are available to book now at

September 16th, 2007

Birmingham to Madrid with bmibaby

bmibaby will begin flying from their Birmingham base to Madrid. They will begin flying on this route from December 2007, and flights can already be booked at

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.

July 17th, 2007

easyJet to fly from Birmingham

easyJet will begin flying from Birmingham this winter. They will begin flights from Birmingham to Grenoble and Geneva from mid-December 2007. They will also launch flights from Bournemouth to Grenoble at the same time.

May 31st, 2007

Eight new Ryanair routes from Shannon

Ryanair continue to grow at Shannon with the announcement that they will launch eight new routes this November. These will include flights from Shannon to London (Luton), Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Dublin, Tenerife (North), Fuerteventura, Riga and Kaunas.

March 31st, 2007

Monarch launches online check-in at Luton

Monarch Scheduled have launched online check-in at their London (Luton) base. This means that is now possible for customers to check-in online from all of their UK bases (Manchester, Birmingham and London (Gatwick) included).

March 10th, 2007

March 4th, 2007

Norwegian to fly to Birmingham

Norwegian Air Shuttle have announced that they will begin flying from their Warsaw base to Birmingham. They will fly three times per week from 17 April 2007.

They will also launch flights from Stavanger to Berlin (Schoenefeld) at the beginning May. Tickets for both of these flights are already on sale at

February 17th, 2007

Summer flights from Birmingham to Jersey

bmibaby will launch flights from their Birmingham hub to Jersey for the summer. They will fly four times per week on this new route.

November 24th, 2006

bmibaby expansion at Birmingham

bmibaby will expand their operation at Birmingham from next summer, including the introduction of four new routes. They will begin flying to Barcelona, Lisbon, Marseille and Rome (Fiumicino) from 24 May 2007.

November 1st, 2006

New bmibaby routes from Birmingham

bmibaby will begin three new routes from their Birmingham base from 26 March 2007. They will begin flying twice daily to Glasgow (International), and three times per week to Murcia and Faro.

October 25th, 2006

Fly Gibraltar – a new low-cost airline?

A new airline branding themselves as low-cost is due to begin flying in March 2007. They will operate scheduled flights to Gibraltar from London (Stansted), Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and Dublin. They will provide inflight catering and seat allocations in the ticket price, but are positioning themselves as a budget airline.

Flights are due to go on sale in December.

September 16th, 2006

bmibaby launch Aberdeen to Birmingham flights

bmibaby will launch daily flights between Aberdeen and Birmingham from 30 October 2006. On weekdays, they will fly twice daily.

June 27th, 2006

flybe announce more winter flights

flybe have announced a further 8 new routes in their winter timetable, which will begin flying from mid-December 2006.

The new routes include Berne from Southampton and Birmingham, Chambery from Norwich and Birmingham, Salzburg from Southampton and Birmingham and also Geneva from both Southampton and Birmingham.

Flights are already on sale on these roues at

June 26th, 2006

Monarch Scheduled puts summer 2007 flights on sale

While many low-cost airlines are yet to reveal their winter 2006 timetable, Monarch Scheduled have put flights on sale for summer 2007 already.

These include new routes from Manchester to Jerez and from Birmingham to Ibiza.

June 22nd, 2006

flybe winter routes on sale

flybe have put a number of new routes on sale for the forthcoming winter season. These include, from 29 October 2006, flights to Aberdeen from Leeds Bradford and Exeter, to Amsterdam from Exeter and Norwich, from Birmingham to Hanover, and from Belfast (City) to Doncaster and Galway.

From 16 December, they will launch skiing routes to Geneva from Exeter and Norwich, and from Exeter to both Salzburg and Chambery.

Their schedule also shows some flights beginning 08 March 2007 from Birmingham to Aberdeen and Galway.

Tickets can be booked at

June 13th, 2006

bmibaby winter 2006/07 timetable

bmibaby will begin selling tickets from their winter 2006/07 timetable in stages from Thursday this week.

They will add winter flights to Geneva from their bases at Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester and East Midlands.

March 31st, 2006

Air Scotland expands.. into England

Air Scotland will scale back the flights they operate from Scotland this summer, in favour of flying from English airports instead. From 07 June 2006, they will begin flying weekly from Birmingham and Newcastle to Girona. This follows their recent announcement that Manchester would become an Air Scotland base.

This move will see them scale back some routes planned from Glasgow (International) and Edinburgh.

February 9th, 2006

Hapag-Lloyd Express takes over from Germanwings at Birmingham

Hapag-Lloyd Express will begin flying between Birmingham and Cologne-Bonn from early May 2006. This is in response to the announcement that Germanwings will scrap their flights on this route at the end of March.

For those wishing to make use of this route, flights are already on sale at

November 29th, 2005

flybe French summer expansion

Seats have just become available on a number of flybe routes for summer 2006. This signals the introduction of 9 routes to France for summer 2006, including flights to destinations which are new to the low-cost airline map of Europe – Avignon and Angers.

flybe will begin operating flights from Southampton to Angers and Avignon from the end of May 2006, flying 3 times per week. Their summer 2006 timetable also includes routes from Southampton to Perpignan and Brest. They will launch a direct route from Leeds (Bradford) to Bergerac and from Norwich to Bordeaux. flybe will also start-up summer routes from Birmingham to Perpignan and La Rochelle.

In addition to these French routes, flybe will fly from Southampton to Faro.

Tickets are available to book immediately at

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.

September 22nd, 2005

Birmingham expansion for Monarch Scheduled

Monarch Scheduled will launch new routes from Birmingham (International) including Murcia (from 10 February 2006), Menorca (from 03 May) and Palma (Mallorca) (from 07 May).

September 13th, 2005

Thomsonfly expands across UK

Thomsonfly has announced that they will begin selling “frequent”, “low-cost” flights from 11 UK regional airports from summer 2006. This will no doubt see capacity from the parent group, Thomson, being utilised for Thomsonfly branded flying.

Thomsonfly already operate flights from Coventry, Doncaster and Bournemouth, but from May 2006 will begin operating flights from Cardiff, Glasgow, London (Luton and Gatwick), Birmingham (International), East Midlands, Manchester and Newcastle. Destinations announced so far include Malaga, Alicante, Ibiza and Palma (Mallorca).

New Thomsonfly routes from these 8 additional regional airports are available to book now at Summer 2006 routes from their current bases will be available to book shortly.

June 12th, 2005

bmibaby winter timetable

bmibaby will put their 2005 winter timetable on sale this week. Routes from Birmingham and Nottingham (East Midlands) will go on sale on 15 June, with Cardiff and Durham Tees Valley routes going on sale the following day.

From 16 June it will be possible to purchase tickets for the new route from Durham Tees Valley to London (Gatwick). bmibaby will commence flying this route on 30 October 2005.

April 28th, 2005

bmibaby to fly to Newquay

bmibaby will begin flying 2 new routes this summer season from their bases at Birmingham (International) and Durham Tees Valley to Newquay. Flights will commence on 10 June 2005.

January 24th, 2005

Germanwings connect Birmingham and Cologne

On 14 April 2005, Germanwings are due to launch a new route between Birmingham (International) and Cologne-Bonn.

January 17th, 2005

Monarch Scheduled extends summer expansion

Further to the announcement earlier today regarding expansion at London (Gatwick), Monarch Scheduled will also launch new routes from Birmingham (International) to Alicante and Faro (from early May 2005) and from Manchester to Naples, from 28 April.

These routes do not appear to have been announced yet, however they are on sale immediately.

December 15th, 2004

Monarch Scheduled expand at Birmingham & Manchester

From 28 April 2005, Monarch Scheduled will add 2 new routes from Manchester to Almeria and Madrid, and new routes from Birmingham (International) to Tenerife (Sur) and Malaga.

December 1st, 2004

flybe adds routes for summer

We have just added 10 new flybe routes to the database (in addition to other new summer routes announced over the last few days) for the summer 2005 season.

They will begin new routes from Birmingham (International) to La Rochelle and Bergerac, from Southampton to Limoges, Exeter to Palma (Mallorca) and Aberdeen to Belfast (City) (all beginning in March).

In May, more new routes will start from Southampton to Liverpool, Bordeaux and Rennes and form Jersey to Southend. Finally, they will add a route from Exeter to Liverpool on 16 June.

This announcement will make flybe the only low-cost airline to use Southend and Rennes next summer (at the moment!).

November 30th, 2004

bmibaby and summer at Birmingham

bmibaby have today put 4 new routes on sale from their summer timetable from Birmingham (International). These new routes include Nice, Bordeaux and Murcia starting around 10 June 2005. They will also begin a route to Cork on 27 March.

November 29th, 2004

bmibaby summer 2005 routes

bmibaby will put the routes from their summer 2005 timetable on sale this week. They will announce the routes and put them on sale every day this week (from Tuesday) for each of their UK hubs:

October 25th, 2004

flybe expands at Birmingham

Further to their recent announcement that they were to make Liverpool a new hub airport, flybe have announced that they will begin flying 7 new routes from Birmingham (International) next year.

This increase in capacity at Birmingham will make flybe Birmingham‘s largest single scheduled carrier.

The new routes from Birmingham include Malaga, Alicante, Almeria, Palma (Mallorca), Faro, Murcia and Geneva. All of the routes will begin flying in March 2005, except Geneva, which we presume will begin in the 2005 winter season.

Flights for all destinations except Geneva are on sale now.

September 30th, 2004

flybe announce new French routes

flybe are determined to show commitment to connecting France and the UK. They have announced 4 new routes today, including connecting Brest with Southampton, Exeter and Birmingham (International). All services begin on 27 March 2005.

In addition, they have added the northern French port of Cherbourg to the low-fares map of Europe, with a connection from Southampton starting on 27 March.

September 25th, 2004

flybe launch new route to Chambery

On 08 January 2005 flybe will launch a new route between Birmingham and Chambery.

July 27th, 2004

bmibaby announces new routes from Birmingham

Further to their announcement last week that they were due to form a new base at Birmingham (International), bmibaby have today announced the 9 new routes they will be flying from 7 January 2005 from Birmingham. These include: Alicante, Knock, Amsterdam, Belfast (International), Edinburgh, Geneva, Malaga, Palma (Mallorca) and Prague.

This new base is in addition to their already-established hub at East Midlands.

July 26th, 2004

MyTravel Lite announces Summer 2005 schedule

MyTravel Lite have today begun selling their schedule for Summer 2005. This includes a new route from Birmingham (International) to Ibiza. They begin flying on 01 May 2005.

July 22nd, 2004

bmibaby expands into Birmingham (International)

bmibaby have announced that from the beginning of 2005, they will make Birmingham (International) a new British hub. They are due to begin flying 20 new routes, which they claim will be in addition to the services already flying from East Midlands airport.

They are due to announce the new routes next week. Perhaps bmibaby will be able to fill a void at Birmingham (International), left by the demise of duo earlier this year.

July 10th, 2004

MyTravel Lite announces routes to Canary Islands

MyTravel Lite have announced that this winter they will begin flights from Birmingham (International) to Arrecife (Lanzarote) and Las Palmas (Gran Canaria). Flights will commence on 31 October 2004.

April 7th, 2004

Duo announces new routes

From 1 June Duo will begin flying from Birmingham to Shannon and Pisa. In addition they will begin flying from Edinburgh to Shannon and Bordeaux.

April 2nd, 2004

Derry new routes with Aer Arann

Aer Arann announced new routes from Derry to Manchester and Birmingham (International).

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