Liverpool low-cost airline and flight news
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November 4th, 2010
February 15th, 2010
January 12th, 2010
easyJet have continued to launch new routes for 2010 with an announcement of 21 new routes. These include the following flights:
- Bristol to Dalaman, Bodrum and Heraklion
- Liverpool to Bodrum
- London (Stansted) to Bodrum, Dalaman, Split and Dubrovnik
- Amsterdam to Prague
- Geneva to Faro, Heraklion and Brindisi
- Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to Palma, Split, Prague, Malaga and Toulouse
- Rome (Fiumicino) to Malta and Nice
- Milan (Malpensa) to Mahon
- Paris (Orly) to Venice (Marco Polo)
This brings to 70 the total number of new routes that easyJet have announced to be launched in 2010.
September 2nd, 2009
Ryanair have just put on sale a number of routes for this winter – this includes the following routes:
- Turin from Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, Stockholm (Skavsta) and Glasgow (Prestwick)
- Grenoble from Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Stockholm (Skavsta)
- Cuneo from London (Stansted)
- Klagenfurt from Gothenburg (Saeve) and Stockholm (Skavsta)
- Lourdes from London (Stansted)
All of these routes begin from 19 December 2009.
July 31st, 2009
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
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
January 6th, 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
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
November 27th, 2007
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 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
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
August 11th, 2007
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 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 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
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
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
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
May 24th, 2006
They have also expressed their intention to operate from Aberdeen next summer.
May 8th, 2006
April 5th, 2006
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
January 4th, 2006
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 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
October 21st, 2005
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.
September 13th, 2005
August 18th, 2005
July 25th, 2005
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 is set to be a new low-cost carrier, set up by 18 year old Daniel Reilly.
Flights will be added to our database in due course, if the operation gets off the ground.
July 13th, 2005
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 have announced that they will add 8 new routes to Britain during the forthcoming winter season.
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.
July 12th, 2005
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 will add 5 new summer routes in July from their various UK bases. These include:
Tickets are now available to book for these routes.
December 1st, 2004
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).
November 22nd, 2004
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.
November 21st, 2004
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
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 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
September 28th, 2004
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
This move makes Wizz the first central or eastern European based airline to have a UK hub outside London.
September 8th, 2004
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.