Cardiff low-cost airline and flight news
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August 1st, 2010
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 Midlands – Munich which begins in mid-September. Book now at www.bmibaby.com.
April 7th, 2009
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 www.bmibaby.com.
February 1st, 2009
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 www.bmibaby.com.
December 23rd, 2008
September 13th, 2008
bmibaby have put new their flights on sale for summer 2009. This includes four new routes: Manchester to Toulouse and Amsterdam, Cardiff to Lisbon and East Midlands to Almeria. These flights are available to book immediately at www.bmibaby.com.
March 15th, 2008
December 21st, 2007
flybe have put three new routes on sale for next year. They will fly from Newquay to Isle of Man and Reus, and from Cardiff to Jersey. Flights will begin on these routes from 24 May 2008, and can be booked now at www.flybe.com.
November 27th, 2007
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 www.flybe.com.
October 10th, 2007
bmibaby are to begin flying to Poland next year, when they launch flights there from both East Midlands and Cardiff. From 09 February 2008, they will begin flying from both airports to Warsaw and Gdansk.
These flights can be booked now at www.bmibaby.com.
April 8th, 2007
Thomsonfly will operate a number of new summer routes from the beginning of May 2007. The new flights include:
- Bournemouth to Pisa and Valencia
- Cardiff to Barcelona and Faro
- London (Gatwick) to Corfu and Mahon
- London (Luton) to Corfu
- Manchester to Corfu, Dubrovnik, Mahon and Venice (Marco Polo)
- East Midlands to Ibiza and Mahon
These flights can be booked at www.thomsonfly.com.
April 4th, 2007
bmibaby will begin summer flights to Ibiza from their East Midlands and Cardiff hubs. These new flights will begin on 30 June and 16 July 2007 respectively. Tickets are currently available to book on these new routes at www.bmibaby.com.
March 29th, 2007
flyforbeans is the name of a new low-cost airline that is expected to launch later in the year from Cardiff airport. The airline is a new operation run by an aviation consultancy, Skymerlin.
They are expected to launch flights before the end of the year from Cardiff to destinations in France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Eastern Europe. Flights are expected to go on sale in the autumn.
March 8th, 2007
Following their recent acquisition of BA Connect, flybe have put 11 new routes on sale from their UK hubs. These include flights from Manchester to Bergerac, Limoges and La Rochelle, from Southampton to Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Isle of Man and Frankfurt (International), from London (Gatwick) to Bergerac, from Cardiff to Paris (Charles de Gaulle), from Edinburgh to Rennes and from Guernsey to Norwich and Manchester.
All of these flights can be booked now at www.flybe.com.
February 25th, 2007
December 13th, 2006
December 5th, 2006
June 13th, 2006
bmibaby will begin selling tickets from their winter 2006/07 timetable in stages from Thursday this week.
April 24th, 2006
December 12th, 2005
bmibaby have decided to stop operating flights in association with Air Wales on routes from Cardiff to Glasgow (International) and Belfast (International). Air Wales have responded by announcing the launch of their own route to Belfast (City).
In addition, Aer Arann have also announced the launch of 2 new routes to Cardiff, including one from Belfast (City) and one from Dublin (from 27 March 2006). This will mean that there will be 3 low-cost airlines competing on Cardiff to Dublin routes (Aer Arann, Air Wales and Ryanair), and also routes to Belfast (bmibaby, Aer Arann and Air Wales).
November 16th, 2005
October 21st, 2005
From 14 November 2005, Air Wales will launch a flight, operating 6 times per week, between Aberdeen and Newcastle. This will act as a replacement for the service that they will terminate shortly prior to the 14th, between Plymouth, Liverpool and Aberdeen.
September 13th, 2005
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).
June 12th, 2005
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.
December 2nd, 2004
November 30th, 2004
They will begin flying from Norwich on 27 March 2005 when they launch routes to Belfast (City) and Edinburgh. On 07 May they will launch a route to Jersey and on 16 June they will launch a daily route to Glasgow (International).
November 29th, 2004
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:
September 28th, 2004
Air Wales have started taking bookings for new routes to Aberdeen from 01 November 2004. It would seem that they will operate flights from Cardiff to Aberdeen via Liverpool (stopping, but not changing).