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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 20th, 2009

bmibaby expand at East Midlands

bmibaby last week announced a massive expansion at East Midlands which will take place over the coming months. bmibaby are due to launch new routes to Alghero, Barcelona, Bastia, Dubrovnik, Cork, Malta, Newquay, Prague and Venice (Marco Polo). All of these new routes are on sale now at www.bmibaby.com.

May 4th, 2009

Massive Ryanair expansion in Spain

Ryanair have announced massive plans to expand their operation in Spain, including new flights from Alicante and Madrid.

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.

January 18th, 2009

Malta to Valencia with Clickair

clickair will launch flights between Valencia and Malta this summer. They are due to begin flying twice per week on this route from July 2009. The new flights can be booked now at www.clickair.com.

Ryanair announces expansion at Bristol, Edinburgh and Alicante

Ryanair have this week announced a massive expansion of their operations from Bristol (from July 2009), Edinburgh (from April 2009) and Alicante (from June 2009). The new routes that they will launch are as follows:

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.

December 23rd, 2008

New Vueling routes for Summer 09

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.

December 11th, 2008

New Ryanair route between Malta and Trapani

Ryanair will launch a new route between Malta and Trapani next year. They will begin flying on this route from 05 February 2009.

June 29th, 2008

Bari to Malta with Ryanair

Ryanair have announced that they will begin flying between Bari and Malta from 28 October 2008. This will replace a less financially viable route between Malta and Bremen.

March 17th, 2008

New Volareweb routes from Milan

Volareweb have 15 new routes launching over the next few months from their Milan (Malpensa) base. These include flights launching in April 2008 to Athens, Brindisi, Krakow, Malaga, Malta, Lamezia-Terme, Paris (Orly), Valencia and Warsaw. From July they will also add flights to Heraklion, Ibiza, Olbia, Palma and Rhodos.

All of these flights are available for booking at www.volareweb.com.

January 1st, 2008

easyJet to expand at Gatwick and Manchester

easyJet have put 23 new routes on sale from their London (Gatwick) base, and have also put their first flights on sale from Manchester. This additional capacity comes largely from consolidating their recent purchase of GB Airways, and includes a number of former GB routes. The new routes from Gatwick include flights to Ajaccio, Bastia, Arrecife, Tenerife (Sur), Las Palmas, Funchal, Gibraltar, Malta, Montpellier, Nantes, Paphos, Rhodos, Heraklion and Mykonos. They also include flights to Dalaman (Turkey), Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt).

From the end of March 2008, easyJet will begin flights from Manchester. These will include flights to Innsbruck, Heraklion, Malta, Paphos and Tenerife (Sur).

December 30th, 2007

Vueling to fly to Malta from Madrid

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.

October 17th, 2007

Norwegian Air Shuttle to fly to Malta

Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin flying from their Oslo (International) base to Malta next year. They will fly twice per week from 05 April 2008. Flights are already available to book at www.norwegian.no.

September 21st, 2007

Ryanair announce new routes from Cork and Malta

From 13 December, Ryanair will begin daily flights from Cork to their East Midlands and Glasgow (Prestwick) bases. They have also announced that they will begin flying from Malta to Venice (Treviso) (also from mid-December) – their eighth low-cost route from Malta.

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.

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 16th, 2007

Ryanair expansion at Girona

Ryanair have announced the launch of eight new routes from their Girona base this winter. These include flights from Girona to Billund, Bratislava, Fez, Marrakech, Graz, Hamburg (Luebeck), Malta and Wroclaw. The launch of these flights will be staggered during October and November.

April 28th, 2007

Barcelona to Malta with Clickair

Low-cost airline clickair continues their expansion at Barcelona with the announcement that they will begin flying from Barcelona to Malta. Flights will begin on 04 June 2007.

April 26th, 2007

7 new Ryanair routes from Bremen

Ryanair have announced that they will add seven new routes from their Bremen base. From 05 June 2007 they will begin flying from Bremen to Stockholm (Skavsta). From 25 September they will also add flights to Trapani, Alghero, Milan (Orio al Serio), Bratislava, Paris (Beauvais) and Malta.

March 31st, 2007

New Greek flights for Transavia

Transavia will begin summer flights to Greece from their Amsterdam base. They will fly to Rhodos, Chania, Mytilene, Kos, Karpathos. They will also operate summer flights to Izmir, Bodrum and Malta. These new routes can be booked now at www.transavia.com.

February 26th, 2007

Summer exansions for Centralwings at Warsaw

centralwings will expand the number of routes that they fly from their Warsaw base for the summer 2007 season. Throughout the next few months they will begin flying from Warsaw to Chania, Malta, Catania, Palermo, Thessaloniki, Faro, Varna, Heraklion and Rhodos. They will also launch flights from Katowice to Rhodos and from Krakow to Lisbon.

All of these flights are on sale from today at www.centralwings.com.

December 16th, 2006

Bucharest and Malta flights with Meridiana

Meridiana will begin flying from Verona (Villafranca) to Bucharest (Otopeni) on 22 December 2006 and from 2007 they will fly three times per week on this route. They will also begin flying from Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) to Malta on 25 March 2007. Flights can be booked at www.meridiana.it.

September 16th, 2006

7 new routes for Ryanair

Ryanair will introduce 7 new routes to their network over the coming months. From the end of October 2006 they will begin flying from London (Luton) and Pisa to Malta, and from Pisa to Billund and Seville. From early November they will fly from Frankfurt (Hahn) to Billund, in December they will begin flights from London (Stansted) to Perugia and in February 2007 they will launch flights between Dublin and Malta. All of these flights are now on sale.

September 5th, 2006

Ryanair to fly to the Canaries

Ryanair will launch three new routes from Dublin next year. This will include a new service to Malta, as well as new routes to Stockholm and the Canary Islands. The announcement is significant because the new route to the Canaries will have a longer flying time than any of their existing routes. This indicates a willingness to fly longer distances, and suggests that almost any route in Europe may be considered acceptable for low-cost flying. This contradicts previous wisdom that shorter flights were the only routes considered sufficiently profitable.

easyJet and Ryanair to fly to Malta

Earlier this week, the Maltese government finally gave the go-ahead for Ryanair and easyJet to begin flying to Malta. This provides these airlines with considerable subsidies towards the operation of flights to the region.

Ryanair is expected to launch services from their Dublin base from February 2007, and also from London (Luton) and Pisa, possibly as early as October this year. easyJet have not yet confirmed whether they will begin flying to Malta, but their proposed routes are from London (Luton) and Basel.

September 4th, 2006

Germanwings to launch new routes for summer

Germanwings have put a number of new routes on sale for the summer 2007 season. These include flights from their Cologne-Bonn base to Rhodos, Malta, Corfu, Lamezia-Terme and Mykonos. They will launch new routes from their Stuttgart hub to Athens, Ankara (Esenboga), Lamezia-Terme, Malta and Ibiza, and also from Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel) to Corfu and from Berlin (Schoenefeld) to Mykonos.

August 31st, 2006

Ryanair intend to fly to Malta

After considerable delay, it looks like a deal is imminent between Ryanair and the Maltese Government regarding landing fees in Malta. This should see Ryanair fly to Malta from London (Luton), Pisa and Dublin, with flights possibly beginning as early as 31 October 2006. However, the final details are yet to be confirmed and flights are not yet on sale.

April 3rd, 2006

Meridiana to fly to Malta

Meridiana will begin flying from Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) to Malta from 02 June 2006. They will also begin flying a route between Paris (Charles de Gaulle) and Olbia via Cagliari from the beginning of June.

February 9th, 2006

Centralwings adds many summer routes

centralwings have announced an additional 21 routes for the upcoming summer 2006 season. They intend to fly most of these routes just once or twice per week. Flights include Warsaw to Lamezia-Terme, Malaga, Corfu, Faro, Heraklion, Chania, Girona, Catania, Rhodos, Palma, Palermo, Thessaloniki and Malta. They will also add routes from Krakow to Heraklion, Malaga and Rhodos.

They will add a couple of routes from Poznan to Heraklion and Palma and from Katowice to Rhodos and Palma.

January 10th, 2005

Fare4U connect Cologne and Malta

Fare4U, the low-cost operation at Air Malta, will launch their 2nd route on 01 April 2005. The new route will connect Cologne-Bonn to Malta. In addition, they will increase the frequency of their London (Stansted) to Malta route from 3 to 5 times weekly.

December 14th, 2004

centralwings – a new low cost carrier for Europe!

While the bankruptcy of Air Polonia is still unclear, today we learn that a new low-cost carrier – centralwings – will launch next year, backed by Polish state airline LOT.

centralwings will use 3 bases in Poland, Warsaw, Krakow and Katowice. They will commence flights to London (Gatwick) from Warsaw and Krakow on 01 February 2005.

They will then begin the roll-out of their summer timetable during March – May. This will include routes between Warsaw and Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi), Lisbon, Malta, Girona, Prague, Nuremberg, Catania, from Krakow to Rome (Ciampino) and from Katowice to Cologne-Bonn and Hanover.

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