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November 4th, 2010

easyJet to add a 2nd route to Estonia

easyJet are to launch a new flight from their Liverpool base to Tallinn in Estonia next year. The new route will be their 2nd to Tallinn and will begin at the end of April 2011.

February 15th, 2010

easyJet land at the Isle of Man

easyJet today put a new route on sale from their Liverpool hub to Isle of Man. They will begin flying 6 times per week on this route from 21 May 2010.

January 12th, 2010

A further 21 new easyJet routes for 2010

easyJet have continued to launch new routes for 2010 with an announcement of 21 new routes. These include the following flights:

This brings to 70 the total number of new routes that easyJet have announced to be launched in 2010.

September 2nd, 2009

New Ryanair ski routes on sale for December

Ryanair have just put on sale a number of routes for this winter – this includes the following routes:

All of these routes begin from 19 December 2009.

July 31st, 2009

Ryanair launches 39 new Canary Island routes

Ryanair have placed 39 new routes on sale from various European hubs to the Canary Islands. From October 2009 they will begin new flights to Las Palmas, Arrecife and Tenerife (Sur) from Girona, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Brussels (Charleroi), Dublin, Weeze, East Midlands, Frankfurt (Hahn), Glasgow (Prestwick), Liverpool, London (Luton), London (Stansted), Madrid, Oporto and Shannon.

July 5th, 2009

New easyJet flights to the Canary islands

easyJet have put three new routes on sale from the UK to the Canary islands for the winter 09/10 season. These include flights from Liverpool to Arrecife and Fuerteventura and also from London (Stansted) to Fuerteventura. The new routes take off from November 2009.

March 13th, 2009

Wizz Air announce two new routes from Prague

Wizz Air have put two new routes on sale from their Prague base. From 06 July 2009 they are to begin flying three times per week from Prague to Liverpool and four times per week to Oslo (Torp).

January 6th, 2009

14 new easyJet routes for summer 2009

easyJet put 14 new routes on sale yesterday across their European network. The new flights will launch between May and July 2009, and include routes from Bristol to Bastia and Corfu, Liverpool to Bordeaux, Dubrovnik and Naples, Manchester to Bastia, Athens and Corfu, Newcastle to Malta, Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to Ajaccio, Bilbao to Ibiza, Basel to Bordeaux, Berlin (Schoenefeld) to Dubrovnik, and Geneva to Dubrovnik.

September 6th, 2008

New Ryanair routes to Paris and Agadir

Ryanair will launch new routes from their East Midlands and Liverpool bases to Paris (Beauvais) this winter. They will also begin flying from London (Stansted) to Agadir, all from the end of October 2008.

June 21st, 2008

Ryanair to fly Knock – Liverpool route

Ryanair are to begin flying from Knock to Liverpool. They will operate daily flights on this route from 27 October 2008.

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.

November 21st, 2007

easyJet to fly to Jersey

easyJet will begin flying to Jersey next Spring. They will launch two routes from their Liverpool and London (Luton) bases, on 31 March and 21 April 2008 respectively. These flights will be available to book later in the week.

August 30th, 2007

New routes from Bremen and winter flights for Ryanair

Ryanair will launch two new routes from their Bremen base at the end of October 2007. They will launch flights to both Alicante and Palma. They have also put three new winter routes on sale from Bournemouth to Milan (Orio al Serio), Liverpool to Friedrichshafen, and Stockholm (Skavsta) to Grenoble.

August 16th, 2007

Ryanair to expand at Madrid

From the end of October 2007, Ryanair will begin flying six new routes from their Madrid base. This will include flights to Santander, Girona, Cagliari, Alghero, Liverpool and Frankfurt (Hahn).

August 11th, 2007

Valencia and Alicante to become Ryanair bases

Ryanair will open their 21st and 22nd bases this year at Alicante and Valencia airports, in Spain. They will add new routes from Alicante during November and December 2007, including flights to Karlsruhe-Baden, Basel, Billund, Bournemouth, Brussels (Charleroi), Doncaster, East Midlands, Gothenburg (Saeve), Maastricht, Milan (Orio al Serio) and Paris (Beauvais).

They will add new routes from Valencia in October, to make this their 22nd base. The new routes include flights to Karlsruhe-Baden, Basel, Billund, Bologna (Forli), Eindhoven, Liverpool, Malta, Maastricht, Paris (Beauvais), Oporto and Santiago de Compostela.

August 10th, 2007

easyJet to fly to Bulgaria and seven new routes

easyJet will begin flying to the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, this winter. They will begin flying three times per week from London (Gatwick) 06 November 2007. They have also put new routes on sale from Liverpool to Innsbruck and Lisbon, from Basel to Marrakech and Oporto and from both Milan (Malpensa) and Geneva to Marrakech.

July 26th, 2007

Ryanair to fly from Belfast City

Ryanair have put a number of new routes on sale, including flights from Belfast (City). From the end of October 2007, they will begin flying to Belfast (City) from East Midlands, Liverpool and Glasgow (Prestwick).

They have also put flights on sale from Bristol to Turin, from East Midlands to Grenoble, Poznan, Szczecin and Tenerife (Sur), from Liverpool to Budapest, Bydgoszcz, Fuerteventura, Grenoble, Lodz, Szczecin and Tenerife (Sur), and from Glasgow (Prestwick) to Grenoble, Budapest and Kaunas.

June 16th, 2007

13 new Ryanair routes from Stockholm

Ryanair will increase capacity at their Stockholm (Skavsta) base this October. They will begin flights from Stockholm (Skavsta) to Alicante, Basel, Berlin (Schoenefeld), Bratislava, Eindhoven, Karlsruhe-Baden, Liverpool, Malta, Pisa, Oporto, Salzburg (from December 2007), Trapani and Valencia.

May 3rd, 2007

New Wizz Air routes from Bucharest

Wizz Air will begin three new routes from Bucharest (Otopeni) this October. From 01 October 2007, they will begin flying between Bucharest (Otopeni) and Liverpool and Parma. From they end of October they will begin flying from Bucharest (Otopeni) to Valencia.

February 8th, 2007

Expansion across Europe for Ryanair

In addition to their recent announcement to make Weeze their 19th base, Ryanair will launch a further 12 routes over the coming months. These include flights from Liverpool, London (Stansted) and Pisa to Palma and Alicante, Rome (Ciampino) to Zaragoza (Spain), London (Stansted) to Zadar (Croatia), Girona to Maastricht, Dublin to Bremen and Alicante and Frankfurt (Hahn) to Palma.

October 22nd, 2006

New flybe routes to Jersey

flybe will begin three new routes to Jersey from the end of April 2007. They will begin flying weekly from London (Luton), Newcastle and Liverpool. Flights can be booked at www.flybe.com.

May 24th, 2006

FlyGlobespan winter 2006 flights

FlyGlobespan continue to put their winter 2006/2007 schedule on sale. New routes include Liverpool to Prague and Glasgow (International) to Fuerteventura.

They have also expressed their intention to operate from Aberdeen next summer.

May 8th, 2006

FlyGlobespan from Liverpool to Tenerife

While fellow Scottish low-cost airline Air Scotland have recently established a large presence at Manchester, FlyGlobespan have announced that they will fly from Liverpool to Tenerife this winter.

FlyGlobespan will fly daily, from 03 November, between Liverpool and Tenerife. They have also started selling tickets for a number of their existing routes for the winter 06/07 season.

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.

February 9th, 2006

Liverpool to Galway with Aer Arann

On 10 April 2006, Aer Arann will begin flying between Liverpool and Galway. They will fly 4 times per week on this route, their 6th from Galway.

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 6th, 2005

Ryanair February 2006 expansion

Ryanair will add 6 new routes to their network from 22 February 2006, including Liverpool to Oporto and Seville, Glasgow (Prestwick) to Marseille and Reus, Paris (Beauvis) to Oporto and Frankfurt (Hahn) to Bari.

Flights are already available to book on these new routes.

November 15th, 2005

Wizz Air adds UK – Gdansk connection

Wizz Air will launch a new route from Liverpool to Gdansk from 06 March 2006. Flights will operate 3 times per week on this new route.

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

New base at Cork for Ryanair

Ryanair will make Cork a hub airport from November 2005. They will add 2 new routes, to Dublin and London (Gatwick), which will both begin on 24 November.

They will base an aircraft at Cork in order to serve these 2 routes, and the 2 routes they already operate from Cork, to Liverpool and London (Stansted).

August 18th, 2005

Aer Arann connect Liverpool and Isle of Man

From 03 October 2005, Aer Arann will launch a route between the Isle of Man and Liverpool. With a flying time of only 30 minutes, they will be flying 4 times per day.

July 25th, 2005

Nexus Airways begins flight sales

The new British low-cost carrier, Nexus Airways, began taking bookings last week for flights which are due to commence from Liverpool in November 2005.

It is not possible to book online yet, however it is possible to make telephone enquiries using +44(0)845-257-1721.

Would-be passengers are reminded that Nexus does not yet hold the commercial transport license required by airlines (an Air Operator Certificate), as they are hoping to work in partnership with a pre-existing airline. No details are yet confirmed of this, and their timetable is currently provisional.

July 19th, 2005

Nexus Airways – a new British low-cost carrier?

Nexus Airways is set to be a new low-cost carrier, set up by 18 year old Daniel Reilly.

Flights are due to begin on 01 November 2005 from Liverpool to Tenerife (Sur), Fuerteventura, Arrecife (Lanzarote) and Las Palmas (Gran Canaria).

Flights will be added to our database in due course, if the operation gets off the ground.

July 13th, 2005

Wizz Air moves in on Kaunas

Wizz Air will launch a route from Warsaw to Kaunas on 01 December 2005. Following a similar model to their recently announced new route to Sofia, they are offering flights to Kaunas from 6 additional airports.

Wizz will offer connections to Kaunas from London (Luton), Paris (Beauvais), Stockholm (Skavsta), Dortmund, Liverpool and Malmo (Sturup). This will involve a change of aircraft at Warsaw (and collection and re-checking of baggage).

While airlines are aware that many passengers may ‘unofficially’ transfer from one flight to another, perhaps interchanging at a major hub such as London (Stansted), most of the low-cost carriers do not endorse this behaviour for cost-saving reasons. Wizz Air appear to be embracing it, and it will be interesting to see how this area of their business develops.

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.

July 12th, 2005

Wizz Air to make Kaunas a base?

Following the announcement by Ryanair a few weeks ago that they would begin flying from London (Stansted) to Kaunas in Lithuania, it is highly likely that Wizz Air will begin operations there.

7 new routes from Kaunas are suggested, including London (Luton), Paris (Beauvais), Stockholm (Skavsta), Warsaw, Dortmund, Liverpool and Malmo (Sturup). We await an official announcement and details of launch dates.

June 2nd, 2005

easyJet adds 5 new summer destinations

easyJet will add 5 new summer routes in July from their various UK bases. These include:

Belfast to Faro (beginning 16 July 2005)
Newcastle to Ibiza (from 23 July)
Liverpool to Ibiza (from 24 July)
London (Gatwick) to Menorca (from 21 July)
Bristol to Menorca (from 23 July)

Tickets are now available to book for these routes.

December 1st, 2004

flybe adds routes for summer

We have just added 10 new flybe routes to the database (in addition to other new summer routes announced over the last few days) for the summer 2005 season.

They will begin new routes from Birmingham (International) to La Rochelle and Bergerac, from Southampton to Limoges, Exeter to Palma (Mallorca) and Aberdeen to Belfast (City) (all beginning in March).

In May, more new routes will start from Southampton to Liverpool, Bordeaux and Rennes and form Jersey to Southend. Finally, they will add a route from Exeter to Liverpool on 16 June.

This announcement will make flybe the only low-cost airline to use Southend and Rennes next summer (at the moment!).

November 22nd, 2004

Ryanair announces new Liverpool base

As anticipated, Ryanair today announced that Liverpool will become their next base. They will add 9 new routes, will bring them up to 13 routes from Liverpool. This move is perhaps surprising as for some time, Liverpool has been a major hub for easyJet and is also served by 7 low-cost airlines.

The new routes include flights to Reus, Cork, Granada, Pisa, Limoges, Murcia, Nimes, Shannon and Venice (Treviso).

November 21st, 2004

Ryanair to make Liverpool a new hub

Tomorrow it is expected that Ryanair will announce that Liverpool will become their next hub airport, making it their 12th base.

At present they are due to fly 4 routes from Liverpool over the coming seasons, including Dublin, Girona, Milan (Orio al Serio) and Rome (Ciampino). It is expected that they may announce as many as 8 new routes tomorrow, and it is rumoured that they will base 3 or 4 aircraft at Liverpool in order to service this expansion.

October 25th, 2004

flybe expands at Birmingham

Further to their recent announcement that they were to make Liverpool a new hub airport, flybe have announced that they will begin flying 7 new routes from Birmingham (International) next year.

This increase in capacity at Birmingham will make flybe Birmingham‘s largest single scheduled carrier.

The new routes from Birmingham include Malaga, Alicante, Almeria, Palma (Mallorca), Faro, Murcia and Geneva. All of the routes will begin flying in March 2005, except Geneva, which we presume will begin in the 2005 winter season.

Flights for all destinations except Geneva are on sale now.

October 11th, 2004

flybe ‘lands’ at Liverpool

flybe have announced that they are to make Liverpool a new hub on their network. From 2005 they will begin flights to Belfast (City) (on 10 February), Edinburgh, Glasgow (International) (both on 27 March 2005, when they commence flying their summer timetable) and Jersey (from 07 May).

This expansion at Liverpool will make flybe the 7th low cost carrier to fly to the airport, further making Liverpool a hub for budget travel in the UK and further fuelling competition in the north west. Their announcement comes only shortly after Air Wales and Wizz Air have announced routes to Liverpool, which is probably best known as a major easyJet hub.

September 29th, 2004

Ryanair to expand Milan hub next year

Ryanair have announced that they will expand their hub at Milan (Orio al Serio) next year. They will add 7 new routes, bringing the total number of routes flown from the airport up to 16.

6 of the new routes will commence on 25 February 2005, these include Oslo (Torp), Newcastle, Liverpool, Seville, Zaragoza and Eindhoven. They will also begin a route to Valencia on 19 January 2005.

In addition to their expansion at Milan, it would seem they are due to begin a new route from Frankfurt (Hahn) to Klagenfurt on 01 March 2005.

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).

September 15th, 2004

Wizz Air comes to Liverpool

On 06 December 2004, central-European airline Wizz Air are due to launch operations from Liverpool. They will make this a new hub airport, flying to Budapest, Warsaw and Katowice.

This move makes Wizz the first central or eastern European based airline to have a UK hub outside London.

In addition, they have added a new route from Brussels (Charleroi) to Katowice which is due to begin on 04 December.

September 8th, 2004

Ryanair expands Rome base

Ryanair have announced that they are to expand their base at Rome (Ciampino). At present they fly 12 routes from the airport, and over the coming months will add another 5 daily routes to this. On 28 January 2005 they will launch new routes from Ciampino to Niederrhein, Liverpool and Teesside. On 07 February they will also add new routes to Nottingham (East Midlands) and Valencia.

In addition, they are also starting a new route on 08 November 2004 from Girona to Niederrhein.

May 16th, 2004

Aer Arann announce first UK route from Knock

In line with their current expansion, Aer Arann will begin a new route from Knock to Liverpool from 21 June 2004. This is their first route from Knock to the UK.

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