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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 www.bmibaby.com.

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 www.bmibaby.com.

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 www.bmibaby.com.

December 23rd, 2008

Cardiff to Menorca connection from bmibaby

bmibaby are due to launch twice weekly flights from Cardiff to Mahon next year. They will fly on Thursday and Sunday from 21 May 2009. Flights are available to book now at www.bmibaby.com.

September 13th, 2008

bmibaby summer 2009 routes on sale

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

Cardiff to Barcelona flights with bmibaby

bmibaby have put flights on sale from Cardiff to Barcelona. They will fly twice per week on this route from 27 May 2008. Flights can be booked now at www.bmibaby.com.

December 21st, 2007

New flybe flights from Newquay and Cardiff

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 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 www.flybe.com.

October 10th, 2007

New Polish flights for bmibaby

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

Summer routes with Thomsonfly

Thomsonfly will operate a number of new summer routes from the beginning of May 2007. The new flights include:

These flights can be booked at www.thomsonfly.com.

April 4th, 2007

Summer flights to Ibiza with bmibaby

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 – a new low cost airline based in Cardiff?

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

New routes from flybe on sale

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

bmibaby to launch Cardiff to Murcia flights

bmibaby will launch a new route between Cardiff and Murcia. They will fly twice per week from 27 March 2007.

December 13th, 2006

Cardiff to Barcelona with Thomsonfly

Thomsonfly will begin low-cost flights to Barcelona from Cardiff in May 2007. They will also launch flights from Cardiff to Faro for the summer season. See www.thomsonfly.com for more information.

December 5th, 2006

flybe to launch Cardiff – Belfast link

flybe will begin flying between Belfast (City) and Cardiff next year. From 17 May 2007 they will fly twice daily on this route. Flights can be booked now at www.flybe.com.

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.

April 24th, 2006

Thomsonfly to connect Cardiff and Jersey

As of 25 May 2006, Thomsonfly will begin flying 4 times per week from Cardiff to Jersey. Tickets are available to book now at www.thomsonfly.com.

December 12th, 2005

Increased competition at Cardiff

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

New routes for Air Southwest

Air Southwest have announced a number of new routes from 11 April 2006. They will begin flying from Bristol to Norwich, and from Cardiff to Newquay and Manchester. All services will operate daily.

October 21st, 2005

Aberdeen – Newcastle connection with Air Wales

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.

Air Wales already offers connections from Newcastle to Cardiff and Plymouth.

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 www.thomsonfly.com. 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.

December 2nd, 2004

3 new bmibaby routes

bmibaby will launch 3 new routes on 29 March 2005, Cardiff to Faro and Durham Tees Valley to Cork and Paris (Charles de Gaulles).

November 30th, 2004

flybe move in on Norwich

Following their announcement yesterday to make Leeds (Bradford) a new hub, today flybe have announced that they will also make Norwich a hub airport.

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).

flybe will be the 2nd low-cost airline to make use of Norwich, Air Wales recently began a route between Norwich, Dublin and Cardiff.

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:

September 28th, 2004

Aberdeen to become a new Air Wales destination

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).

August 18th, 2004

Air Wales announce new budget routes to Norwich

Air Wales will begin flying 2 new routes in November 2004 from Dublin and Cardiff to Norwich. This will be the first time that the airport at Norwich will have been involved in low-cost air travel.

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