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November 28th, 2011

Jet2 will fly to the new Berlin Brandenburg airport

Jet2 have announced a new route from their Leeds Bradford hub to Air Berlin to commence next summer. The route will open on 01 June 2012, along with the opening of the new Air Berlin airport at the same time. Tickets are on sale now though at www.jet2.com.

November 1st, 2010

easyJet to fly from Leeds Bradford this winter

easyJet are to launch their first route from Leeds Bradford this winter as they operate a seasonal service from Leeds Bradford to Geneva. They will fly five times per week from December and throughout the ski season (to April).

September 5th, 2009

Jet2 launch flights to Tunisia

Jet2 will begin flying to Monastir from their bases in the north of England next year. From May 2010 they will fly to Monastir from Manchester, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle. Tickets are available to book for next summer at www.jet2.com.

August 4th, 2009

Jet2 to begin flying to Bergerac

Jet2, the low-cost airline from the north of England, will begin flying from their Leeds Bradford base to Bergerac next summer. They will operate weekly flights on this route from 22 May 2009. More information can be found at www.jet2.com.

April 22nd, 2009

Flybe to launch new Leeds – London service

flybe have announced that they will launch a new route between Leeds Bradford and London (Gatwick) later this year. This follows the announcement by BMI that they are to withdraw their service from Leeds Bradford to London (Heathrow).

flybe will operate the new route to London (Gatwick) three times per day from 29 June 2009. Flights can be booked now at www.flybe.com.

October 21st, 2008

Jet2 to fly to Dalaman

Jet2 will begin low-cost flights to Dalaman next summer. They are due to operate weekly flights from their Leeds Bradford and Manchester bases which will begin on 19 May 2009. These are available to book now at www.jet2.com.

October 9th, 2008

Jet2 to begin flying to Newquay

Jet2 will begin flying to Newquay next summer from their Leeds Bradford and Belfast (International) bases. Flights will commence on these routes from 18 May 2009, and can be booked now at www.jet2.com.

August 24th, 2008

New summer 2008 routes for Jet2

Jet2 have put four new routes on sale for the 2009 summer season. This includes flights from their Leeds Bradford base to Dubrovnik (from 27 April 2009) and Larnaca (from 17 May). They will also launch flights from Newcastle to Ibiza on 17 May, and from Manchester to Olbia on 27 April. These flights can be booked now at www.jet2.com.

August 13th, 2008

Leeds Bradford to Rhodes with Jet2

Jet2 have put a new route on sale from their Leeds Bradford base to Rhodos for next summer. They are due to begin flying weekly on this route from 25 May 2009. Tickets can be booked now at www.jet2.com.

June 10th, 2008

Jet2 to begin flying to Sharm el Sheikh

Jet2 have just put on sale new flights from their Leeds Bradford base to Sharm El Sheikh. They are due to begin flying weekly on this route from 09 February 2009.

September 16th, 2007

Jet2 expansion at Leeds Bradford

Jet2, the low-cost airline based at Leeds Bradford, will increase their presence at the airport next year and have put seven new routes on sale. From 28 April 2008, they will begin flying from Leeds Bradford to Madrid, Olbia and Paphos. From 19 May, they will also add flights to Jersey, La Rochelle, Avignon, and Heraklion.

August 26th, 2007

Leeds to Hamburg flights with Jet2

Jet2, the low-cost airline based at Leeds Bradford, will begin flying from Leeds Bradford to Hamburg (Luebeck) next year. They will fly four times per week for the summer season, with flights beginning on 28 April 2008.

June 16th, 2007

Jet2 winter flights on sale

Jet2 have put some winter routes on sale, including new flights to Chambery from Edinburgh and Belfast (International). They will also fly to Chambery from Newcastle, Leeds Bradford and Manchester, to Geneva from Leeds Bradford and Manchester and to Salzburg from Leeds Bradford. Flights will begin from 10 December 2007.

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.

May 25th, 2007

Jet2 winter sun destinations on sale

Jet2 have just put part of their 2007 winter timetable on sale. This includes flights from Leeds Bradford to Arrecife and Las Palmas, from Manchester to Las Palmas, Tenerife (Sur) and Arrecife, from Newcastle to Arrecife and Las Palmas, from Belfast (International) to Tenerife (Sur) and Las Palmas and from Blackpool to Tenerife (Sur). The timetable comes into effect from the end of October.

October 12th, 2006

Jet2 to fly from Leeds to Toulouse

Jet2 will begin flying from their Leeds Bradford base to Toulouse. They will begin flying weekly for the 2007 summer season from 14 May 2007.

September 16th, 2006

From Leeds to Almeria with Jet2

Jet2 will begin flying four times per week between their Leeds Bradford base and Almeria from next summer. Flights begin on 19 May 2007.

September 5th, 2006

Leeds Bradford to Valencia with Jet2

Jet2 will begin flying from Leeds Bradford to Valencia next summer. They will fly 4 times per week from 18 May 2007.

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 28th, 2006

Jet2 to fly to Chambery for winter

Jet2 will boost winter links to Chambery from the north of England this winter when they launch flights from their Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle bases. They will begin flying up to 4 times per week from 11 December 2006.

June 29th, 2006

Jet2 flights to Geneva and Salzburg

Jet2 will launch some winter flights on 11 December 2006. These will include routes from their Leeds Bradford base to Geneva and Salzburg, and also from Manchester to Geneva.

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 www.flybe.com.

March 16th, 2006

Jet2 to fly to Lanzarote

Jet2 will begin flying from their Leeds Bradford base to Arrecife (Lanzarote) from 02 November 2006. They intend to fly twice per week.

March 7th, 2006

Jet2 launches route to Dusseldorf

Jet2 will begin flying between Leeds Bradford and Dusseldorf from 08 May 2006. They will fly 6 times per week on this new route.

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.

December 5th, 2005

Jet2 launch Pisa route from Belfast

Jet2 will add to the number of hub airports flying to Pisa when they launch a route from Belfast (International) to Pisa on 26 May 2006. They will operate a weekly flight on this route.

Jet2 will also launch a new route from Leeds (Bradford) to Milan (Bergamo) on 07 April.

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 www.flybe.com.

September 22nd, 2005

New Italian routes for Jet2

Jet2 will launch 2 new routes from Leeds (Bradford) next year to Rome (Fiumicino) and Pisa. Flights will begin on 07 March 2006 and 25 May respectively. This will bring the number of routes flown by Jet2 from Leeds (Bradford) to 18.

June 13th, 2005

Jet2 to Geneva this winter

Jet2 will begin flying to Geneva from their Manchester and Leeds (Bradford) hubs on 17 December 2005.

May 5th, 2005

Leeds to Tenerife with Jet2

On 04 October 2005, Jet2 will launch a new route between Leeds (Bradford) and Tenerife (Sur). They will fly 3 times weekly.

Tickets are available to book now for this new route.

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

flybe makes Leeds (Bradford) a new hub

As of today, flybe have put on sale 2 new routes from Leeds (Bradford) to Southampton (starting 12 May 2005) and Exeter (starting 16 June). This is in addition to the route they already fly to Belfast (City).

They have announced their intention to make Leeds (Bradford) a hub and it is expected that they will launch more new routes for the summer 2005 season.

November 26th, 2004

Air Southwest expands

Air Southwest will connect a number of cities in the UK and Ireland after 11 April 2005. They are now taking bookings on new routes including Leeds (Bradford) to Plymouth, Bristol to Dublin, Leeds (Bradford) and Newquay, Newquay to Dublin, Leeds (Bradford) and Manchester.

Their schedules would suggest that they are introducing so many new routes with little overhead by including a number of stops (but not changes) on each journey, so in some cases flying times may appear much longer than you’d expect.

Nonetheless, it is about time that some more low-cost routes became available for shorter distances such as some of these.

September 29th, 2004

Jet2 makes Manchester a new hub

Jet2, currently based primarily at Leeds (Bradford) have announced they they will expand, using Manchester as their next hub.

They have announced 9 destinations from Manchester which include Budapest (starting 01 December 2004), Murcia, (02 December 2004), Valencia, Nice, Venice, Faro (all starting 19 March 2005),Pisa (26 May 2005), Geneva (18 December 2004) and Malaga (04 February 2004).

September 14th, 2004

Jet2 to fly to Ibiza next summer

The low-cost carrier based at Leeds (Bradford), Jet2, have put on sale a new route for Summer 2005 from Leeds (Bradford) to Ibiza. Flights will begin on 26 May 2005. Jet2 seem keen to emphasise that their routes for next summer are on sale already, unlike some of the other low-cost airlines.

June 14th, 2004

Jet2 to begin flying Leeds (Bradford) – Paris

From 01 September 2004, Jet2 will begin flying a new daily route from Leeds (Bradford) to Paris (Charles de Gaulles).

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