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December 23rd, 2008

New French routes for WindJet

WindJet have put two new routes from Siciliy to France on sale. The new routes are Palermo to Lyon and Catania to Nantes. Flights on these routes begin from April 2009.

October 21st, 2008

New easyJet routes from Rome and Paris

easyJet have put two new routes on sale which will operate from Rome (Fiumicino) – on 05 December 2008 they will launch flights from Rome (Fiumicino) to Bari and Palermo. They have also put a new route from Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to Barcelona on sale which will commence from 12 February 2009.

September 26th, 2008

MyAir to fly to Foggia

Italian low-cost airline MyAir have announced that they will begin flying from Foggia, a city in the Puglia region of Italy. In doing so, they become the first low-cost airline to fly to Foggia. From October 2008 they will begin flying from Foggia to Milan (Malpensa), Palermo, Turin and Rome (Fiumicino).

January 11th, 2008

New MyAir routes for summer

MyAir, the Italian low-cost airline, will add two new routes this summer. From the end of May 2008 they will launch flights from Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) to Catania and from Bucharest (Baneasa) to Palermo. These can be booked now at www.myair.com.

December 23rd, 2007

Transavia summer 2008 routes from Amsterdam on sale

Dutch low-cost airline Transavia have put a number of new routes on sale for the summer 2008 season. These flights, which in most cases begin from April 2008, include the following destinations from their Amsterdam base: Ajaccio, Almeria, Bodrum, Catania, Corfu, Heraklion, Olbia, Palermo and Rhodos. They will also begin flying from Rotterdam to Toulon at the end of March.

All of these flights, and the remainder of their summer timetable, are available from www.transavia.com.

April 26th, 2007

Transavia to open Paris base

Transavia will begin flying from Paris (Orly) this summer. They will begin flying routes from 12 May 2007 (to Oporto), with further expansion during the summer to include flights to Catania, Palermo, Girona, Agadir, OUJ and Heraklion. Flights can be booked now at www.transavia.com.

March 22nd, 2007

Transavia adds Mediterranean flights

From 28 April 2007 Transavia will begin three new routes to the Mediterranean. They will begin flying weekly from Rotterdam to Corfu, Amsterdam to Palermo and from Eindhoven to Heraklion. These new routes are on sale now at www.transavia.com.

Meridiana begins flights to Trapani

Meridiana, the low-cost airline based in Italy, will begin flights to Trapani from 01 April 2007. They will begin flying from both Palermo and Pantelleria. Flights can be booked now at www.meridiana.it.

March 4th, 2007

More new flights from Barcelona for Clickair

clickair will begin yet more new flights from their Barcelona base in the coming months. From 01 April 2007, they will launch flights to Casablanca and Marrakech in Morocco. From the beginning of May they will also launch flights to Palermo and Marseille.

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.

January 20th, 2007

Palermo routes for Blu-Express

Italian low-cost airline Blu-express will begin flights from Palermo on 27 March 2007. They will begin flying twice per week to Grenoble and Nice.

December 12th, 2006

Three new routes from easyJet

easyJet have put three new routes on sale including London (Gatwick) to Palermo (starting 18 June 2007) and Pisa (from 03 April), and also from Athens to Paris (Orly) (from 04 May). These flights are available to book from today.

May 5th, 2006

AlpiEagles add 2 summer routes

Italian low-cost airline AlpiEagles will launch 2 routes on 03 June 2006 for the summer season. They will fly from Cagliari to Palermo, and from Bari to Olbia.

April 3rd, 2006

Fly between Palermo and Berlin with Hapag-Lloyd Express

German low-cost airline Hapag-Lloyd Express will fly between Berlin (Tegel) and Palermo from 24 June 2006. They have also done a deal with Meridiana such that some Hapag-Lloyd Express routes are advertised on the Meridiana site.

The new route is on sale now at www.hlx.com.

March 13th, 2006

WindJet to fly to Romania, Russia and more

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 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.

February 5th, 2006

WindJet adds international flights

WindJet will add flights from Venice (Marco Polo) to Oslo (International) (a route that Norwegian Air Shuttle will also begin flying from June 20006) from early March 2006, and from Palermo and Catania to Paris (Charles de Gaulle) from the end of March.

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 27th, 2005

Virgin Express to fly to Palermo

From 01 April 2006, Virgin Express will launch a new route from Brussels (International) to Palermo. They will initially fly twice per week on this new route.

May 26th, 2005

Volareweb adds Palermo route

In addition to their other previously announced routes, the newly returned Italian low-cost airline, Volareweb, will add a route between their base at Milan (Linate) and Palermo on 15 June 2005.

April 22nd, 2005

2 new routes from Milan for MyAir

MyAir will launch 2 new routes from Milan (Orio al Serio) to Palermo (beginning 27 May 2005) and Cagliari. The route to Cagliari is a 4-times weekly summer service which operates between 14 July and the end of September.

April 8th, 2005

MyAir launch new routes from Bologna

MyAir will make Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi) their next hub airport. From 24 June they will begin flying from Bologna to Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Brindisi, Palermo and Lamenzia-Terme.

December 22nd, 2004

helvetic expands Italian operation

During their summer 2005 season, helvetic will introduce 4 new routes from their base at Zurich to Italy. The new airports they will fly to include Lamenzia-Terme, Catania, Palermo and Brindisi.

October 12th, 2004

WindJet adds German routes

Italian low-cost airline WindJet has added 2 new routes to Germany. From 06 November 2004 they will begin flying from Catania to Munich and Dusseldorf.

In addition, they will start a new route on 06 November between Palermo and Milan (Orio al Serio).

October 2nd, 2004

Hapag-Lloyd Express announce new routes for 05

Hapag-Lloyd Express have announced a selection of new routes which they will begin flying from 09 March 2005. These include Cologne-Bonn to Shannon, Newcastle and Rijeka in Croatia. They are the first airline to add Rijeka to the ‘European low-fares map’, and will also fly there from Hanover.

From Hanover they will also begin flying new routes to Stockholm (Arlanda) and Pisa. From Munich they will add routes to Newcastle, Palermo and Olbia,

In addition, on 05 December 2004 Hapag-Lloyd Express will begin a new service connecting Hamburg and Edinburgh.

September 23rd, 2004

Evolavia moves from Trapani

From 01 October, Evolavia will operate their services from Paris (Charles de Gaulles) and Ancona to Palermo instead of Trapani.

September 13th, 2004

Volareweb launch winter timetable

Volareweb have announced a large expansion for thier operation, based in Italy. On 31 October they will launch 10 new routes.

From Bologna, they will begin flights to Bari, Cagliari, Catania and Palermo. They will also begin flying routes from Bari to Catania and Palermo. At Milan, they will launch 2 new routes from different airports, from Malpensa they will fly to the Romanian capital of Bucharest and from Orio al Serio they will fly to Lamenzia-Terme. Finally, from Naples they will launch 2 new routes to Catania and Palermo.

May 28th, 2004

April 4th, 2004

New Italian routes

InterSky will begin a new route from Zurich to Elba.

Meanwhile Meridiana have started new Italian routes between Olbia, Catania, Florence, Lampedusa and Palermo.

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