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July 17th, 2009

11 new Ryanair routes to Oslo announced

Ryanair have announced 11 new routes to Oslo, including flights to both Oslo (Rygge) and Oslo (Torp).

The new routes include flights to Oslo (Rygge) from Alicante, Bremen, Brussels (Charleroi), Girona, Madrid, Milan (Orio al Serio) and London (Stansted). The new routes to Oslo (Torp) include flights from Krakow, Lodz, Paris (Beauvais) and Rome (Ciampino).

These new routes begin operating from October/November 2009 and are on sale now.

April 8th, 2009

Ryanair expands operation at Weeze airport

Ryanair have put 9 new routes on sale from their Weeze base, starting July 2009. These will include flights from Weeze to Almeria, Ibiza, Valladolid, Turin, Lamezia-Terme, Zadar, Krakow, Bratislava and Beziers.

February 17th, 2009

New Air Berlin flights from Berlin

Air Berlin will launch two new routes from their Berlin (Tegel) base on 26 April 2009. These include flights to Oslo (International) and Krakow, and are available to book now at www.airberlin.com.

December 18th, 2008

Norwegian to replace Sterling on Copenhagen routes

Norwegian Air Shuttle will launch a large number of new routes from Copenhagen, replacing the collapsed airline Sterling, most beginning at the end of March 2009. They will launch routes to Amsterdam, Budapest, Edinburgh, London (Gatwick), Faro, Heraklion, Krakow, Palma, Paris (Orly), Pisa, Prague and Split.

December 12th, 2008

WindJet to expand at Bologna Forli

WindJet will add 12 new routes from their Bologna (Forli) base next year. Flights, most of which begin at the end of March 2009, include routes to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin (Tegel), Krakow, Lampedusa, Naples, Prague, Riga, Timisoara, Brussels (International), Cagliari and Paris (Charles de Gaulle).

September 10th, 2008

New Norwegian routes from Oslo

Norwegian Air Shuttle will launch five new routes from their Oslo bases this winter, with flights beginning from 29 October 2008. The new routes include Oslo (Rygge) to Krakow, Berlin (Schoenefeld) and Prague, and from Oslo (International) to Belgrade and Szczecin.

August 31st, 2008

Wizz Air to launch new Italian routes

Wizz Air have put three new routes on sale from Italy. These include flights from Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) to Krakow and Warsaw and from Rome (Fiumicino) to Gdansk. They are due to begin flying on these routes from the end of October 2008.

July 15th, 2008

New Ryanair routes from Luton and Stockholm

Ryanair have put five new winter routes on sale, which will begin flying at the end of October 2008. These include a new route from their London (Luton) base to Biarritz, and flights from Stockholm (Skavsta) to the Polish cities of Krakow, Lodz and Wroclaw as well as the Czech capital, Prague.

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.

April 22nd, 2008

Centralwings to fly Krakow – Barcelona route

centralwings have put on sale new flights from their Krakow base to Barcelona. The flights, which will operate three times per week, will begin from 01 May 2008. They appear to be replacing flights on a withdrawn route from Krakow to Girona.

The new flights are available to book now at www.centralwings.com.

April 3rd, 2008

Krakow to Dubrovnik with Centralwings

centralwings will begin flights from their Krakow base to Dubrovnik on the Croatian coast. Weekly flights will begin from 10 June 2008, and can be booked now at www.centralwings.com.

March 17th, 2008

New Volareweb routes from Milan

Volareweb have 15 new routes launching over the next few months from their Milan (Malpensa) base. These include flights launching in April 2008 to Athens, Brindisi, Krakow, Malaga, Malta, Lamezia-Terme, Paris (Orly), Valencia and Warsaw. From July they will also add flights to Heraklion, Ibiza, Olbia, Palma and Rhodos.

All of these flights are available for booking at www.volareweb.com.

March 2nd, 2008

Ryanair to open 27th base at Edinburgh

Ryanair will make Edinburgh their 27th base this year. They will add twice weekly flights from Edinburgh to Weeze from June 2008. In September, they will also launch flights to Billund, Berlin (Schoenefeld), Bournemouth, Bratislava, Krakow, Lodz, Poznan, Palma, Stockholm (Skavsta) and Wroclaw.

January 14th, 2008

Centralwings flights to Lille

centralwings will add two new flights to Lille from this summer. They are due to launch flights from Lille to Girona and Krakow from the end of March 2008. These flights can be booked now at www.centralwings.com.

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 www.centralwings.com.

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 www.bmibaby.com.

October 4th, 2007

easyJet to expand in France

easyJet will expand their operation in France next year, with the announcement that they will open bases at Paris (Charles de Gaulle) and Lyon. For the summer 2008 season, they will begin flying from Lyon to Bordeaux, Toulouse, Venice (Marco Polo), Oporto, Lisbon, Casablanca and Marrakech. They will also launch flights from Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to Biarritz, Oporto, Venice (Marco Polo), Marrakech, Krakow and Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel).

September 23rd, 2007

Click4Sky – a new European virtual low-cost airline

Click4Sky is a new low-cost airline created by CSA Czech Airlines. Unlike most other low-cost airlines, Click4Sky does not operate any flights – instead it is being used as a marketing brand in order to sell unsold seats on existing CSA flights. In addition, the airline will sell all seats at a fixed price. Customers travelling with Click4Sky will experience exactly the same on-board service as those travelling with CSA.

They will sell tickets on flights to 36 European destinations from their Prague hub. These will include flights to: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin (Tegel), Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi), Bratislava, Brussels (International), Budapest, Copenhagen, Cologne-Bonn, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt (International), Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel), Hanover, Istanbul (Ataturk), Kosice, Krakow, Ljubljana, London (Heathrow), London (Stansted), Madrid, Manchester, Milan (Malpensa), Munich, Oslo (International), Riga, Rome (Fiumicino), Thessaloniki, Stuttgart, Tallinn, Venice (Marco Polo), Vienna, Vilnius and Zurich.

September 16th, 2007

New Ryanair flights from November

Ryanair have made five new routes available which will commence flying in November 2007. These include flights from Frankfurt (Hahn) to Tenerife (Sur) and Fuerteventura, from London (Stansted) to Belfast (City), from London (Luton) to Kerry and from Krakow to Milan (Orio al Serio). These flights are available to book now.

Four new flights from Krakow

centralwings will enlarge their operation at Krakow airport by adding four new routes this winter. From the end of October 2007, they will begin flying from Krakow to Dublin, Manchester, Athens and Girona. Tickets for these flights are available to purchase now at www.centralwings.com.

September 5th, 2007

SkyEurope to close Krakow and Budapest bases

The Central European low-cost airline Sky Europe will close its bases at Krakow and Budapest this winter. From 28 October 2007 they are expected to relocate their fleet and move capacity to their other bases at Prague, Vienna and Bratislava.

July 18th, 2007

easyJet to fly to Madeira

easyJet have put more new routes on sale for the winter 2007/08 season. These include flights from their Bristol and London (Stansted) bases to Funchal. These will be their first routes to Funchal. They will also begin flying from Bristol and London (Gatwick) to Lisbon, from Edinburgh and Bournemouth to Krakow and from Barcelona to Lyon. All of these flights begin operating from 28 October 2007.

June 30th, 2007

SkyEurope adds Vienna flights

Sky Europe will begin four new routes from their Vienna base for the forthcoming winter season. From the end of October 2007, they will begin flying from Vienna to Warsaw, Krakow, Naples and Innsbruck.

April 12th, 2007

SkyEurope to fly to Bourgas from Krakow

Central European low-cost airline Sky Europe will begin flying from their Krakow base to Bourgas in Bulgaria. They will begin flying twice per week from 07 July 2007.

March 6th, 2007

New easyJet route from London to Krakow

easyJet will begin flights from their London (Gatwick) base to Krakow. They will begin flying daily on this route from 05 October 2007.

February 26th, 2007

Summer exansions for Centralwings at Warsaw

centralwings will expand the number of routes that they fly from their Warsaw base for the summer 2007 season. Throughout the next few months they will begin flying from Warsaw to Chania, Malta, Catania, Palermo, Thessaloniki, Faro, Varna, Heraklion and Rhodos. They will also launch flights from Katowice to Rhodos and from Krakow to Lisbon.

All of these flights are on sale from today at www.centralwings.com.

November 28th, 2006

Four new routes for easyJet

easyJet have put four new routes on sale for next year, including Newcastle to Mahon (14 July 2007) and Krakow (30 March), Bristol to Bordeaux from the end of March, and from East Midlands to Ibiza from mid-July.

October 5th, 2006

Ryanair expansion at Nottingham East Midlands

From 12 February 2007, Ryanair will expand their operation from East Midlands. During a two week period they will launch 10 new routes. They will begin flying to Inverness, Knock, Valencia, Santiago de Compostela, Granada, Alghero, Milan (Orio al Serio), Pisa, Krakow and Bratislava.

October 2nd, 2006

easyJet expansion at Belfast with flights to Krakow

easyJet will begin flying to Krakow from their Belfast (International) base from 24 April 2007. They will fly three times per week on this route, which will form part of a larger expansion of routes from Belfast (International) to be announced in the coming weeks. Flights will not go on sale until November when the easyJet summer schedule goes online.

August 9th, 2006

Krakow is a new destination for Jet2

Jet2 will launch 2 new routes to Krakow from the end of October 2006. They will fly from both their Leeds Bradford and Newcastle bases to Krakow, which will become their first Polish destination.

July 5th, 2006

Sterling to fly to Poland

Following the recent expansion into Poland by fellow Scandinavian low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle, Sterling will begin flying between their Copenhagen base and Krakow from 19 September 2006. Flights can be booked now at www.sterlingticket.com.

June 29th, 2006

Centralwings winter schedule on sale including new routes

centralwings, the low-cost airline owned by Polish state airline LOT, have put their winter 2006/07 schedule on sale. This includes many new routes, such as flights from their Warsaw base to London (Stansted), Lille and Grenoble. They heavily upgrade the routes from their Wroclaw base, including flights to London (Gatwick), Cologne-Bonn, Cork and Rome (Ciampino). They will also launch routes between Krakow and Cork, Gdansk and Shannon.

With many of these new routes being to Irish airports, one wonders whether centralwings is attempting to challenge Ryanair.

All of these flights, and other winter flights are now on sale at www.centralwings.com.

June 23rd, 2006

Polish expansion for Norwegian

Norwegian Air Shuttle will expand their operation in Poland by launching 7 new routes from 15 September 2006. They will begin flying from Warsaw to Dublin, Stockholm (Arlanda), Rome (Ciampino), Milan (Malpensa) and Athens. They will also begin flying to Stockholm (Arlanda) from Krakow and Wroclaw.

Flights on these new routes can be booked at www.norwegian.no.

May 23rd, 2006

Centralwings to fly to Thessaloniki for summer

centralwings will fly weekly from Krakow to Thessaloniki from 12 June 2006. This will be a summer only route.

Flights can be booked now at www.centralwings.com.

April 12th, 2006

Ryanair expands outside Europe from Frankfurt

Ryanair have announced a major expansion from their Frankfurt (Hahn) base. This will include 9 new routes, starting from 25 October 2006.

The new routes will see Ryanair follow rival low-cost airline easyJet into the North African market, as they will begin flying to Morocco. The new routes from Frankfurt (Hahn) include flights to Marrakech and Fez. Additional new routes also includes the Polish cities of Wroclaw and Krakow, Verona (Villafranca) and Trieste in Italy, Granada and Murcia in Spain and also the Lithuanian city of Kaunas.

April 6th, 2006

SkyEurope to fly between Poland and Croatia

Sky Europe will launch direct flights between their Krakow base and Split and Dubrovnik in Croatia. These flights are currently timetabled to operate for the summer season, and will begin from 17 June 2006.

April 5th, 2006

Ryanair announces major expansion at Liverpool

Liverpool and nearby Manchester continue to grow as hubs for low-cost flying. Today, Ryanair has announced 11 new routes for Liverpool.

The new routes, which span Europe, will begin from the beginning of October 2006.

They include Aberdeen and Inverness in the UK, the Spanish cities of Santander and Santiago de Compostela, expansion into Poland with flights to Wroclaw, Poznan and Krakow. They will begin flying to the Italian cities of Alghero (Sardinia) and Ancona, and also to Kaunas in Lithuania and Tampere in Finland.

March 29th, 2006

Ryanair announces expansion at Shannon

Ryanair will launch 5 new routes from their Shannon base on 12 October 2006. They will begin flying to Biarritz, Faro, Venice (Treviso), Carcassonne and Krakow.

March 7th, 2006

easyJet announces expansion at Bristol

easyJet will launch 5 new routes from Bristol from 21 July 2006. They will begin flying to Rijeka in Croatia, Krakow in Poland and the French cities of Toulouse, Marseille and La Rochelle.

This will bring the total number of routes they fly from Bristol to 30.

February 9th, 2006

Centralwings adds many summer routes

centralwings have announced an additional 21 routes for the upcoming summer 2006 season. They intend to fly most of these routes just once or twice per week. Flights include Warsaw to Lamezia-Terme, Malaga, Corfu, Faro, Heraklion, Chania, Girona, Catania, Rhodos, Palma, Palermo, Thessaloniki and Malta. They will also add routes from Krakow to Heraklion, Malaga and Rhodos.

They will add a couple of routes from Poznan to Heraklion and Palma and from Katowice to Rhodos and Palma.

January 4th, 2006

easyJet network expansion continues

easyJet have announced an expansion for 2006, and will add 14 new routes to their European route network over the coming months. This includes expansion from Lisbon to London (Luton), Milan (Malpensa) and Paris (Charles De Gaulle), from Liverpool to Faro, Krakow, Menorca and Marseille, from Malaga to Dortmund and Berlin (Schoenefeld), from Milan (Malpensa) to Naples, Palermo, Olbia and Ibiza and from Geneva to Palma (Mallorca).

These flights will go on sale from Friday 06 January.

December 24th, 2005

Ryanair to launch 16 new routes from Dublin

From April 2006, Ryanair will base 5 new aircraft at Dublin airport and will launch 16 new routes. They will also increase flight frequencies on 8 other routes from Dublin.

The new routes from Dublin will include Kaunas, Bratislava, Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Malmo, Gothenburg, Venice (Treviso), Milan (Orio al Serio), Salzburg, Oporto, Valencia, Marseille, Nantes, La Rochelle, Hamburg (Luebeck) and Karlsruhe-Baden.

Ryanair will also launch a flight between Dublin and Humberside, which will become the first low-cost route from Humberside airport.

December 6th, 2005

Centralwings to expand UK and Ireland routes

Centralwings will launch 5 new routes to the UK and Republic of Ireland for the summer 2006 season. They will launch a route from Lodz to Dublin in direct competition with Ryanair, who recently announced that they would start flying this route from 04 April. They will also launch a route to Dublin from Gdansk.

In addition, they will launch routes to Edinburgh from Gdansk and Katowice, and to Leeds (Bradford) from Warsaw. At the same time, Centralwings will also launch a route from Krakow to Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi). All routes commence at the end of March 2006, and are available to book now.

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.

November 7th, 2005

SkyEurope to Athens from Krakow

SkyEurope will operate a flight between Krakow and Athens during summer 2006. The service will commence on 6 June 2006.

August 8th, 2005

Germanwings to establish a base at Hamburg

Germanwings will make Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel) a base from this coming winter season. They will begin flying to 9 new destinations from Fuhlsbuettel, including Istanbul (Sabiha), Krakow, London (Gatwick), Munich, Oslo, Stockholm, Toulouse, Warsaw and Zagreb.

Flights will go on sale from 6pm (CET) on 10 August 2005 at www.germanwings.com.

July 13th, 2005

Ryanair launches 8 new routes to Britain

Ryanair have announced that they will add 8 new routes to Britain during the forthcoming winter season.

In particular, they have announced an expansion at Liverpool, where they will begin flying to Oslo (Torp), Riga, Bergerac and Carcassonne.

They will also begin flying to Krakow for the first time from London (Stansted) and Glasgow (Prestwick). This will see Ryanair introduce the 4th low-cost route from London to Krakow, and they will compete directly with SkyEurope, who already fly from Stansted.

Toulon becomes another new destination for Ryanair – they will begin flying there from Stansted in October 2005.

Ryanair will also begin operating a route from Oslo (Torp) to Newcastle. While Newcastle is not currently a base for Ryanair, this may indicate an intention to expand further there.

May 18th, 2005

SkyEurope launches routes to Dublin

will launch 2 new routes to this winter. They will begin flying to Dublin from their bases at (on 20 September 2005) and (14 October). Flights from both bases will be 3 times per week.

The routes have not yet been officially announced, however are already for sale via their web site.

May 10th, 2005

Centralwings launch summer services

Centralwings will launch a number of summer services from Poland to Greece. The flights, operating either weekly or fortnightly, will commence from the end of May 2005 and operate until mid-October.

They will begin services from Warsaw to Crete (Chania) and Thessaloniki. They will also fly to Crete from Poznan and Krakow, and Thessaloniki from Poznan and Katowice.

April 4th, 2005

Budget airlines add capacity for Pope’s funeral

Extra capacity has been added on flights from Poland to Rome over the coming week, in order that citizens can attend the Pope’s funeral.

Centralwings have added capacity from Warsaw and Krakow to Rome (Ciampino). They also fly from Warsaw to Bologna, where an onward connection to Rome can be made by train.

Sky Europe have added capacity on their flights from Warsaw and Krakow to Rome (Fiumicino). Meanwhile Wizz Air have announced a temporary new route from Katowice to Rome (Fiumicino).

March 12th, 2005

Norwegian add Polish routes

Norwegian will add 2 new routes from their Oslo base. From 14 April 2005 they will begin flying to the Polish cities of Krakow and Warsaw.

February 25th, 2005

SkyEurope summer schedule

SkyEurope have modified their original plans for the summer season by moving a number of new routes to Krakow instead of Warsaw. Amongst other reasons, they cite rising costs at Warsaw for the move.

In addition to the previously announced schedules, they intend to add routes to Athens from Bratislava and Budapest. We haven’t seen a confirmation of flight times yet on these 2 new routes, when they do become available the routes will be added to the cheap0 database.

December 14th, 2004

SkyEurope makes Manchester a base

Hot on the heels of the rapid route expansion in the North West of England, SkyEurope have announced that Manchester will be their next base.

They will begin flying from Manchester during their summer season, which commences on 27 March 2005. They plan to fly to Warsaw, Krakow and Bratislava. Tickets are available to book now.

centralwings – a new low cost carrier for Europe!

While the bankruptcy of Air Polonia is still unclear, today we learn that a new low-cost carrier – centralwings – will launch next year, backed by Polish state airline LOT.

centralwings will use 3 bases in Poland, Warsaw, Krakow and Katowice. They will commence flights to London (Gatwick) from Warsaw and Krakow on 01 February 2005.

They will then begin the roll-out of their summer timetable during March – May. This will include routes between Warsaw and Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi), Lisbon, Malta, Girona, Prague, Nuremberg, Catania, from Krakow to Rome (Ciampino) and from Katowice to Cologne-Bonn and Hanover.

September 23rd, 2004

SkyEurope changes airport at Paris

SkyEurope are due to commence flying a new route from Krakow to Paris on 30 September 2004. They had originally intended to fly to Paris (Orly) but have now moved the flight to Paris (Charles de Gaulles) for ‘operational reasons’.

August 29th, 2004

Germanwings adds Stuttgart to Palma

Germanwings are continuing their expansion at their 2nd based at Stuttgart. They will begin flying from Stuttgart to Palma (Mallorca) in November 2004.

This new route is in addition to the 7 new destinations recently announced from Stuttgart, which included Madrid, London (Stansted), Warsaw, Zagreb, Krakow, Hamburg and Dresden, which also commence at the same time.

August 10th, 2004

SkyEurope announces new base at Krakow

Central-European based SkyEurope have announced that their next new base will be Krakow. With this, SkyEurope‘s second base in Poland, they are adamant that expansion into Poland is the way to go, and they anticipate further expansion in the future.

They will begin flying from Krakow on 30 September 2004, initially to 5 destinations across Europe. The destinations include Amsterdam, Paris (Orly), London (Stansted), Milan (Orio Al Serio) and Rome (Fiumicino).

The new routes are on sale now.

August 6th, 2004

Germanwings expands at Stuttgart

Germanwings have announced that they will be increasing the number of flights from their hub in Stuttgart.

From 31 October 2004 they will begin flying new routes to Hamburg, Dresden, Krakow, Warsaw, Zagreb and London (Stansted). In addition, they will restore their link between Stuttgart and Madrid.

Tickets will go on sale this afternoon (Friday 06 August) at 3pm CET.

July 24th, 2004

easyJet announce more new routes

In the next stage of the roll-out of their winter timetable, easyJet have announced yet more previously unannounced new routes from their new based, Berlin (Schoenefeld). From 31 October 2004, they will be flying to Ljubljana, Geneva, Krakow and Madrid. In addition, they have also announced a new route from Dortmund to Belfast (International).

These flights are on sale now, along with a large amount of their winter timetable.

July 13th, 2004

easyJet announce new Eastern European routes

easyJet have today revealed that they will begin flying a further 6 routes in Eastern Europe, from 31 October 2004, bringing their total number of routes in Eastern and Central Europe up to 17.

The new routes include London (Luton) to Warsaw and Krakow, Dortmund to Krakow, and routes between Budapest and Bristol, Newcastle and Geneva. In addition, they will increase the frequency of their service between Budapest and London (Luton).

easyJet have promised even further expansion into Eastern Europe, unlike Ryanair who, despite early promises, are yet to expand in this direction at all.

May 7th, 2004

Germanwings add new destinations

germanwings will add 3 new routes this summer, all originating from Cologne-Bonn. They include Krakow and Zagreb (beginning 26 June 2004), and also Split, beginning 26 July 2004.

April 24th, 2004

New Volareweb routes to Poland

Volareweb have announced that they are to begin flying to Poland from June 2004. They will code-share their flights with Air Polonia. The routes include Warsaw to Milan (Malpensa), Venice and Rome (Fiumicino). In addition, they will fly from Rome (Fiumicino) to Krakow, adding Krakow to the budget airline map of Europe!

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