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September 21st, 2007

New Wizz Air flights from Gdansk

Wizz Air will continue to expand their operation at Gdansk next year. They will add three new routes from their Gdansk base on 15 March 2008. These will include flights to Coventry, Bournemouth and Gothenburg (Saeve).

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.

June 22nd, 2006

Grenoble flights with Thomsonfly

Thomsonfly will launch 2 winter routes to Grenoble from Coventry and Bournemouth on 23 December 2006.

They can be booked at

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.

July 12th, 2005

Thomsonfly announces winter timetable

Thomsonfly have put their winter 2005/06 timetable on sale. This includes routes to cover winter ski destinations, from Doncaster, Bournemouth and Coventry to Lyon and from Coventry and Bournemouth to Salzburg. They have also announced new routes to the Canary Islands, including flights from Bournemouth and Doncaster to Tenerife (Sur) and from Doncaster to Las Palmas (Gran Canaria).

This winter, they will also begin flying to Alicante from Bournemouth and to Amsterdam from Doncaster.

These flights are available to book now at

December 7th, 2004

Thomsonfly: new Coventry routes

Thomsonfly have put 2 new routes on sale today from Coventry; they will commence flying to Paris (Charles de Gaulles) on 04 April 2005 and Faro on 29 March.

They have also put the rest of their summer timetable from Coventry on sale. Tomorrow they will announce details of their new routes from Bournemouth.

December 6th, 2004

Thomsonfly announce Doncaster base

Today, Thomsonfly has announced the much awaited details of the routes they will fly from their new base at Doncaster. As with their base at Coventry, they will be the first low-cost airline to fly from Doncaster.

They will fly to Alicante, Malaga, Pisa, Palma (Mallorca), Jersey, Faro, Dublin, Prague, Ibiza and Valencia and Paris (Charles de Gaulles).

Flights from their new base are due to commence on 28 April 2005, with some beginning later in the season. . Tickets are on sale now.

December 2nd, 2004

Thomsonfly to launch Coventry to Barcelona

On 10 February 2005, Thomson fly will launch a new route between their base at Coventry and Barcelona. Tickets are available now.

August 3rd, 2004

Thomsonfly replaces Grenoble service

Thomsonfly had previously announced a new route to Grenoble from their base at Coventry, beginning on 31 October 2004. They have decided to replace this new route with a route to Lyon instead, citing it as an ‘excellent gateway to ski resorts’ in the French Alps.

Passengers who have already booked on the Grenoble service will be offered alternative flights on the Lyon service or a full refund.

July 19th, 2004

Coventry connected with Cologne

Hapag-Lloyd Express have announced the launch of a new route between Coventry and Cologne-Bonn in their winter timetable, beginning November 2004.

July 13th, 2004

Thomsonfly announce new routes for winter

Thomsonfly have announced that their winter timetable (from November 2004) will include a range of new destinations from their hub at Coventry. The new destinations include Cork, Shannon, Amsterdam, Alicante, Salzburg and Grenoble.

No doubt this means a number of routes from their summer schedule will disappear, although they have not yet been announced.

May 8th, 2004

Coventry Airport support

ThomsonFly have run into trouble at their UK base at Coventry due to a lack of planning permission for their temporary terminal building. Many residents are against the idea of building a new terminal, however a group of local supporters (independent of the airport) have launched a web site to publicise the campaign which is pro-development. The site can be found at

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