Madrid low-cost airline and flight news
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March 29th, 2012
Iberia Express is a new low-cost Spanish airline, a sibling of the Spanish state airline Iberia. They are based at Madrid airport and launched flights across Spain and other European destinations on 25 March 2012.
November 27th, 2011
January 23rd, 2010
October 11th, 2009
Ryanair have put three new routes on sale for this winter 09/10 season. From the end of November they will begin flying from Paris (Beauvais) to Bratislava, from Pisa to Las Palmas and from Trapani to Madrid.
August 22nd, 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 17th, 2009
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.
July 6th, 2009
easyJet have put a number of new routes on sale for the 09/10 winter season. The new routes, which begin from the end of October 2009, include the following flights:
- Madrid to Amsterdam and Rome (Fiumicino)
- Amsterdam to Rome (Fiumicino) and Madrid
- Rome (Fiumicino) to Athens, Geneva, Lamezia-Terme, Lisbon, Amsterdam and Madrid
- London (Luton) to Paphos and Sharm El Sheikh
- London (Gatwick) to Oporto and Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel)
- Edinburgh to Lyon (from mid-December)
- Berlin (Schoenefeld) to Belfast (International)
May 4th, 2009
From July 2009 they will add flights from Alicante to Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi), Fez, Gdansk, Lille, Marrakech and Santander. From mid-July they are due to begin flights from Madrid to Almeria, Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi), Granada, London (Gatwick) and Malta.
March 5th, 2009
Vueling will launch six new routes to Ibiza this summer. From 12 June 2009 they will begin flying to Ibiza from Alicante, Bilbao, Seville, Valencia, Paris (Charles de Gaulle) and Milan (Malpensa). At the same time they will also launch routes from Madrid to Mahon and from Barcelona to Palma. All of these new routes can be booked immediately at www.vueling.com.
February 19th, 2009
December 23rd, 2008
Vueling have put four new Spanish domestic routes on sale for Summer 2009. These include flights from Barcelona to Ibiza and Mahon, as well as Madrid to Ibiza and Malta, and Malaga to Las Palmas. All of these flights begin from the end of March 2009 and can be booked now at www.vueling.com.
October 21st, 2008
Wizz Air have announced that they will add a new aircraft to their Budapest base from the end of March 2009. From this time they will begin flying from Budapest to Barcelona, Madrid, Naples and Oslo (Torp). They have also put a new route on sale from Katowice to Kiev, which is due to begin on 29 December 2008.
October 9th, 2008
July 14th, 2008
easyJet have today put on sale three new routes for the winter 2008 season, featuring their first flights to Helsinki and also their first domestic route in Portugal. From the beginning of November, easyJet will launch the only low-cost route between the United Kingdom and Helsinki when they launch daily flights from London (Gatwick). From 27 October 2008 they also will begin flying between Lisbon and Funchal, and from Madrid to Sofia.
June 7th, 2008
Although Ryanair have made it known that they intend to ground some of their fleet this winter due to the high cost of oil, they have just announced details of 40 new routes that they will begin flying this winter. The new routes begin from the end of October 2008, and include:
- Bremen to Fuerteventura, Gothenburg (Saeve), Marrakech and Tenerife (Sur)
- Bournemouth to Milan (Orio al Serio) and Paris (Orly)
- Bristol to Gdansk, Marrakech and Szczecin
- Brussels (Charleroi) to Fez, Gdansk, Manchester, Marrakech, Riga, Tangier and Wroclaw
- Frankfurt (Hahn) to Birmingham, Klagenfurt and Prague
- Glasgow (Prestwick) to Faro, Malaga and Tenerife (Sur)
- London (Luton) to Beziers, Derry, Kaunas, Rzeszow, Szczecin and Trapani
- Madrid to London (Stansted) and Milan (Orio al Serio)
- Marseille to Agadir, Brest, Lille, Nador and Tangier
- Milan (Orio al Serio) to Berlin (Schoenefeld), Bournemouth, Brindisi, Fez, Ibiza and Madrid
March 15th, 2008
Spanish low-cost airline Vueling will launch a number of flights to Ibiza from the end of April. On 25 April 2008 they launch flights from Madrid to Ibiza. On 30 May they will begin flying from Ibiza to Bilbao, Milan (Malpensa), Seville, Valencia and Paris (Charles de Gaulle). They will also launch flights from Ibiza to Alicante on 13 June. All of these can be booked now at www.vueling.com.
February 26th, 2008
bmibaby have announced three new routes to Spain and Portugal from their Manchester base. From 16 June 2008 they will launch flights from Manchester to Lisbon and Madrid, and from 08 September they will begin flying from Manchester to Barcelona. These flights are already available to book at www.bmibaby.com.
January 30th, 2008
Vueling, the Spanish low-cost airline, will begin flights to the Canary Islands this summer. From mid-March 2008 they will fly from Madrid to Tenerife (North) and Las Palmas, and from Barcelona to Las Palmas. In March they will also launch routes from Barcelona to Ibiza and Mahon, and from Malaga to Bilbao. All of these new routes are available to book now at www.vueling.com.
January 1st, 2008
December 30th, 2007
The Spanish low-cost airline Vueling will begin flights to Malta next year. From 31 March 2008, they will fly to Malta three times per week from their Madrid hub. These flights are available to book immediately at www.vueling.com.
November 29th, 2007
easyJet will launch flights from their Madrid base to the Moroccan city of Tangier. They will launch flights at the end of February 2008. They will also launch flights from London (Gatwick) to Thessaloniki at the same time. They have also just put on sale tickets from Newcastle to Murcia, starting on 17 May 2008.
October 1st, 2007
Italian low-cost airline MyAir will launch four new routes from Bari this winter. From mid-December 2007 they will begin flying to Amsterdam, Brussels (International), Athens and Madrid. They are also due to launch flights from Bari to Sofia in March 2008.
September 23rd, 2007
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
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.
September 5th, 2007
August 16th, 2007
July 26th, 2007
easyJet have put 12 new routes on sale, including their first routes to Gdansk. They will fly to Gdansk from Bristol, Edinburgh and London (Gatwick). They will also begin flying to Bucharest (Baneasa) from London (Gatwick) and Madrid, to Innsbruck from Bristol and London (Gatwick), from Madrid to Paris (Charles de Gaulle) and Palma, from Nice to Brussels (International), and from Milan (Malpensa) to Barcelona and Bari.
Tickets for these new routes are available to purchase now.
July 17th, 2007
July 3rd, 2007
Vueling have put six new routes on sale for the winter season. The flights, which commence on 28 October 2007, include Malaga to Brussels (International) and Rome (Fiumicino), Madrid to Brussels (International), Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) and Nice, and Barcelona to Nice. These will be their first flights to Nice. The new routes and other winter flights are on sale now at www.vueling.com.
June 1st, 2007
May 15th, 2007
Spanish low-cost airline Vueling will begin flying to the Greek capital, Athens. From 27 June 2007, they will begin flights from both their Barcelona and Madrid bases. Flights are already on sale for these new routes at www.vueling.com.
May 7th, 2007
March 22nd, 2007
Vueling continue to expand with the announcement that they will launch 5 more new routes during May and June 2007. These include flights from Alicante to Paris (Charles de Gaulle) and Amsterdam, Madrid to Mahon, Malaga to Amsterdam and Palma to Rome (Fiumicino). These new flights are on sale now at www.vueling.com.
February 22nd, 2007
Just in time for the launch of clickair at Barcelona, Spanish competitor Vueling will launch flights from Jerez to Barcelona. Vueling will begin flights on this route at the end of March 2007, whereas clickair are not due to commence flying this route until August.
February 8th, 2007
February 1st, 2007
January 9th, 2007
easyJet continue to put more new routes on sale for flights over the coming months. They will begin flying between Madrid and Palma from 26 February 2007, and will begin flying from London (Gatwick) to La Rochelle from 14 July.
December 19th, 2006
easyJet will expand their operation at Edinburgh by adding three new routes. They will begin flying to Madrid (from 25 February 2007), Milan (Malpensa) (from 21 May) and Palma (from 10 June). Separately, they have also announced that they will also begin flying between Geneva and Oporto from 29 June.
December 13th, 2006
Ryanair have announced a further six new routes to be launched over the coming months. These include the reinstating of their flights between London (Stansted) and Brussels (Charleroi) (from 01 June 2007), and new routes from Girona to Cagliari, Bremen to Malaga, Valladolid to Milan (Orio al Serio), Pisa to Cagliari and Rome (Ciampino) to Madrid.
December 9th, 2006
Italian low-cost airline MyAir will begin flying from their Venice (Marco Polo) base to Marrakech and Casablanca in Morocco from 25 March 2007. They will also launch flights from Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) to Madrid on the same day. On 28 February 2007 they will also begin flying from Venice (Marco Polo) to Bordeaux and Sofia.
November 14th, 2006
October 23rd, 2006
Spanish low-cost airline Vueling will begin flights to Ibiza next summer from Madrid, Barcelona and Milan (Malpensa). Flights will begin from 01 June 2007. They will also fly between Bilbao and Malaga from the end of March 2007, and from Barcelona to Mahon (01 June). Flights can be booked at www.vueling.com.
October 11th, 2006
Ryanair will make Madrid their 18th European base, and from 22 November 2006 will begin flying 14 new routes. They will begin flying to Dublin, Shannon, Eindhoven, Faro, Oporto, Marseille, Paris (Beauvais), Billund, Brussels (Charleroi), East Midlands, Oslo (Torp), Bournemouth, Gothenburg (Saeve) and Malmo.
September 26th, 2006
It has been known for some time that easyJet would be increasing the number of flights that they operate from Madrid. From mid-February 2007 they will launch six new routes from Madrid including domestic flights to Oviedo and La Coruna, and international flights to Lyon, Rome (Ciampino), Toulouse and Casablanca in Morocco. This will be the first route that easyJet will fly to Casablanca, and will in fact become the first low-cost route to Casablanca.
September 24th, 2006
August 24th, 2006
It is believed that easyJet will offer domestic as well as international flights from their new base.
August 10th, 2006
Spanish low-cost airline Vueling will launch 2 new routes to Santiago de Compostela next month. From 14 September 2006 they will begin flying daily between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid, and from 18 September they will begin flying between Santiago de Compostela and Paris (Charles de Gaulle). Tickets can already be purchased at www.vueling.com.
August 9th, 2006
Ryanair will launch 12 new routes from their Dublin base over the coming months, bringing the total number of routes their operate from Dublin to 63. The new routes include flights to Madrid, Vitoria and Seville (Spain), Oslo (Torp) (Norway), Tampere (Finland), Billund (Denmark), Rzeszow (Poland), Friedrichshafen (Germany), Grenoble (France), Bologna (Forli) (Italy) and Pula (Croatia).
August 2nd, 2006
Condor will launch 2 new routes from their base of low-cost operations, Munich, from November 2006. They will begin flying to Paris (Charles de Gaulle) and Madrid, but will discontinue flying a number of routes from Munich in the meantime.
June 8th, 2006
easyJet will increase capacity at their London (Gatwick) base by 10% this winter. This will be reflected in additional flights on existing routes to Madrid, Cologne-Bonn, Milan, Amsterdam, Berlin (Schoenefeld) and Athens.
With this expansion, easyJet aim to attract business passengers currently flying with BA. easyJet is now taking the time to publicise a change in policy which allows passengers to transfer to earlier flights free of charge, if there is space on an earlier flight. easyJet also continues to be attractive due to an unlimited weight allowance on hand luggage.
June 7th, 2006
Tickets are have just become available, and can be booked at www.vueling.com
May 26th, 2006
As previously announced, SmartWings will begin flying from Budapest as of the winter 2006/07 season. It has now been confirmed that they will begin flying these routes from 29 October 2006. They will launch routes to their Prague base, and also to Rome (Fiumicino), Milan (Orio al Serio) and Paris (Charles de Gaulle). In addition to the previously announced routes, they will also begin flying to Madrid.
March 13th, 2006
WindJet are due to expand from their Bologna (Forli) base at the end of March 2006. They will launch routes to Bucharest (Otopeni) and Moscow (Domodedovo). They will also launch routes from Palermo to Barcelona and Madrid and from Catania to Madrid.
February 21st, 2006
It is now possible to check-in online for flights with Vueling. It is possible to print your boarding pass, and customers may board without checking in at the airport if they do not have any hold baggage.
It is possible to check-in from 2 days before your flight until 4 hours prior to departure.
January 11th, 2006
November 2nd, 2005
October 28th, 2005
October 12th, 2005
easyJet will make Milan (Malpensa) their next European base. They will begin operating a twice-daily service to London (Gatwick) from 01 December 2005, and from the end of March 2006 they will launch daily services to Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Madrid, Malaga and Athens. This will bring the number of routes operated by easyJet from Malpensa to 7.
They plan to expand further at Malpensa in summer 2006. Flights on these new routes will be available to purchase from 15 October 2005.
September 16th, 2005
Vueling are to launch 3 new routes from Madrid in the next few months. They will launch daily flights to Rome (Fiumicino) on 15 November 2005 and to Brussels and Paris (Charles de Gaulle) on 21 December.
These flights have not yet been formally announced, however they are already available for booking at www.vueling.com.
August 23rd, 2005
May 25th, 2005
December 15th, 2004
October 26th, 2004
On 17 December 2004, MyAir is due to commence flying. They are a new low-cost airline based in Italy who are offering both domestic and international routes.
They are taking bookings now, with lead-in fares of €0.01.
September 29th, 2004
August 29th, 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 6th, 2004
Tickets will go on sale this afternoon (Friday 06 August) at 3pm CET.
August 4th, 2004
Flights this winter are already hotting up, despite many remarks that the industry will suffer a blow during the off-peak season. Showing a serious commitment to expansion, easyJet have just announced a further 6 new European routes, including destinations which are completely new to them.
July 24th, 2004
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 17th, 2004
easyJet have begun the sale of their winter timetable in stages, this includes a number of new routes not previously announced. These new routes include Bristol and Newcastle to Geneva and Rome (Ciampino), Geneva to Alicante, Madrid and Rome (Ciampino), and Paris (Orly) to Madrid.
These routes begin in November 2004 and are on sale now (up until the end of March 2004), with more to be released.
June 12th, 2004
While rumour has it BA are going to pull a number of routes from London (Gatwick), easyJet has announced that they are to expand their operation there. They are already scheduled to begin flying to Cologne-Bonn in September. In addition, they have now announced that they will fly to Budapest and increase the frequency of their Madrid flights.
May 20th, 2004
EUjet have announced, after a much anticipated wait, that they will begin a budget operation primarily based at Kent (Manston), an airport the owners would like to see dubbed as ‘London-Manston’. They will also have a 2nd hub at Shannon in Ireland.
Further routes are due to begin from Manston in October, including: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Milan (Malpensa) and Palma (Mallorca). Their final batch of new routes (still from Manston!) are scheduled to take-off in December, including: Geneva, Salzburg, Toulouse, Turin and Zurich.