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February 22nd, 2011

Vueling to add London to Vigo connection

Spanish low-cost airline Vueling are to begin flying from London (Heathrow) to Vigo for this summer season. They will begin flying on this route from 16 April 2011. Book now at

April 27th, 2009

Clickair to launch new routes to Vigo and Seville from London

clickair have put two new Spanish routes on sale for the forthcoming summer season from London (Heathrow). The new flights from London (Heathrow) to Vigo and Seville will begin from June 2009. They will also be adding a summer route from Barcelona to Tenerife (Sur) from July.

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

July 29th, 2008

London Heathrow to Bilbao with Clickair

Spanish low-cost airline clickair are to begin flights from London (Heathrow) to Bilbao in northern Spain. They will begin flying on this route from 26 October 2008.

October 25th, 2007

easyJet agrees to buy GB Airways

easyJet have this morning agreed the purchase of GB Airways for £103.5m. GB Airways currently operates under a franchise agreement with British Airways, and operates flights to Europe and North Africa under their name. They operate a total of 39 flights from London (Gatwick), London (Heathrow) and Manchester, and easyJet will be able to take over their landing slots at London (Gatwick).

The current franchise agreement will continue until the end of March 2008, after which easyJet will take control of the GB Airways operation.

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.

February 3rd, 2007

Clickair to add flights between London and La Coruna

The Spanish low-cost airline clickair have put a new route on sale from London (Heathrow) to La Coruna. Flights will begin on 01 April 2007. They continue to be the only low-cost airline to fly to London (Heathrow).

October 17th, 2006

Clickair to expand flights to London and Barcelona

clickair, the new Spanish low-cost airline, will begin flying to London (Heathrow) on 01 February 2007, and will launch an extensive operation from Barcelona in the first quarter of 2007.

They will fly from London (Heathrow) to Valencia and Seville. From Barcelona they will launch nine new routes, including flights to Malaga, Oporto, Frankfurt (International), Munich, Berlin (Tegel), Basel, Amsterdam, Dublin and Prague. This will come as a major challenge to Vueling, whose main base is at Barcelona.

April 20th, 2006

British Airways try to compete on price

British Airways, who recently relaunched their regional CityExpress brand as BA Connect – a so-called traditional airline offering low fares, have announced further changes to their pricing strategy. They will remain a traditional scheduled airline, however intend to begin competing on price with rival low-cost airlines on short-haul European flights.

BA will increase the number of single tickets they sell and on many routes from London (Gatwick) and London (Heathrow) they intend to cut the price by half. In addition, they are getting rid of non-changeable economy tickets – meaning that all customers will be able to change their booking, up until midnight the day before departure (this will however be subject to a £30 fee).

They will continue to offer free food, however customers are required to pay a fuel surcharge of £8 per single journey (£16 per return), in addition to their regular taxes and charges.

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