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July 31st, 2009

Ryanair launches 39 new Canary Island routes

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.

September 28th, 2008

Two new Ryanair routes from Shannon

Ryanair will launch two new routes from their Shannon base this November. They are due to launch flights from Shannon to Frankfurt (Hahn) and Newcastle, and tickets are already on sale for these new flights.

June 21st, 2008

Polish expansion for Ryanair at Shannon

Ryanair will add three new routes to Poland from their Shannon base during the forthcoming winter season. From November 2008 they will begin flying from Shannon to Katowice, Gdansk and Lodz.

March 21st, 2008

Ryanair to fly French and German domestic routes

Ryanair have put their first domestic routes in France and Germany on sale. These include flights from Marseille to Paris (Beauvais), and from Berlin (Schoenefeld) to Frankfurt (Hahn), which will begin operation in May. They will also begin new flights from East Midlands to Malaga and Stockholm (Skavsta) to Rostock-Laage (from 04 June), Shannon to Berlin (Schoenefeld) (from 30 May), Milan (Orio al Serio) to Trapani (from 02 July), and Alghero to Rome (Ciampino) (from 01 August).

January 14th, 2008

Shannon to Mallorca with Ryanair

Ryanair will launch their 31st new route from Shannon in March, when they will begin flights to Palma. They will begin operating on this route from 14 March 2008.

October 28th, 2007

New Ryanair routes from Shannon and Dublin

Ryanair have put four new routes on sale, including one from their Shannon base to Alicante, and three routes from Dublin. The new routes from Dublin include flights to Palma and Santander in Spain, and Zadar in Croatia.

May 31st, 2007

Eight new Ryanair routes from Shannon

Ryanair continue to grow at Shannon with the announcement that they will launch eight new routes this November. These will include flights from Shannon to London (Luton), Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Dublin, Tenerife (North), Fuerteventura, Riga and Kaunas.

December 13th, 2006

Centralwings summer 2007 schedule on sale

Flights with Central European low-cost airline centralwings are now on sale for summer 2007, including new routes from Cork to Warsaw, Shannon to Katowice and Rome (Ciampino) to GDN}. Flights can be booked at www.centralwings.com.

October 28th, 2006

Ryanair to fly between Lodz and Shannon

Ryanair will begin flying from their Shannon base to Lodz from 04 December 2006. They will fly twice per week on this new route.

October 11th, 2006

Ryanair expansion at Madrid airport

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.

This expansion at Madrid may come as a surprise, given that only 2 weeks ago easyJet announced that they would expand their operation from Madrid from February 2007.

July 26th, 2006

6 new routes for Ryanair from Shannon and London

From 31 October 2006, Ryanair have announced they begin flying 6 new routes. They will fly from their Shannon base to Edinburgh and Bournemouth. They will also launch routes from London (Luton) to Fez and Marrakech and from London (Stansted) to the Croatian city of Pula and a new destination – Deauville in France.

June 29th, 2006

Centralwings winter schedule on sale including new routes

centralwings, the low-cost airline owned by Polish state airline LOT, have put their winter 2006/07 schedule on sale. This includes many new routes, such as flights from their Warsaw base to London (Stansted), Lille and Grenoble. They heavily upgrade the routes from their Wroclaw base, including flights to London (Gatwick), Cologne-Bonn, Cork and Rome (Ciampino). They will also launch routes between Krakow and Cork, Gdansk and Shannon.

With many of these new routes being to Irish airports, one wonders whether centralwings is attempting to challenge Ryanair.

All of these flights, and other winter flights are now on sale at www.centralwings.com.

March 29th, 2006

Ryanair announces expansion at Shannon

Ryanair will launch 5 new routes from their Shannon base on 12 October 2006. They will begin flying to Biarritz, Faro, Venice (Treviso), Carcassonne and Krakow.

September 13th, 2005

Ryanair add 17th route at Shannon

Ryanair has announced that they will launch a new route from Shannon to Malaga on 02 November 2005. This will become the 17th route for Ryanair at Shannon. They will operate twice per week on this route.

July 12th, 2005

Centralwings announces new winter routes

Centralwings have put their winter 2005/06 timetable on sale, including 7 new routes.

This includes 4 new routes from Warsaw to Shannon, Edinburgh, Grenoble and Milan (Malpensa).

They will also begin flying to Dublin from Katowice and Wroclaw on 16 December 2005. They will also launch a route from Wroclaw to Milan (Malpensa)

Ryanair adds 2 new routes from Shannon

Ryanair will launch 2 routes from their new base at Shannon. From 30 October 2005 they will operate a new daily service between Shannon and Bristol.

From 01 November, they will also commence flying a route to Nantes, flying 3 times per week. This is currently the only European low-cost connection to Nantes.

January 17th, 2005

EUjet announces new route to Palma

EUjet are due to launch a new weekly route from Shannon to Palma (Mallorca) on 01 May.

November 30th, 2004

Ryanair makes a new base at Shannon

Following recent speculation in the media about Ryanair negotiating particularly cheap landing fees at Shannon, as anticipated, they have today announced it as a new base.

They will launch 9 new routes from 3 May 2005. The new routes announced today include London (Gatwick), London (Luton), East Midlands, Girona, Niederrhein, Hamburg (Luebeck), Milan (Orio al Serio) and Stockholm (Skavsta).

November 22nd, 2004

Ryanair announces new Liverpool base

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.

The new routes include flights to Reus, Cork, Granada, Pisa, Limoges, Murcia, Nimes, Shannon and Venice (Treviso).

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

easyJet introduces 5 new routes including routes to Ireland

easyJet have decided to begin flying routes to Ireland for the first time, service will commence on 28 January 2005. They will begin flying from London (Gatwick) to Shannon, Cork and Knock.

In addition, they will add 2 new Spanish routes (beginning 01 March 2005) from Gatwick, Almeria and Valencia. This will bring the number of routes they fly from Gatwick to 29.

September 15th, 2004

EUJet cuts back routes before launch

EUJet, a new low-cost airline based at Kent (Manston) began flying just 2 weeks ago. Already they have cut 2 routes from their schedule, both of which they were due to start today.

They were planning to fly from Dublin to Shannon and apparently had an agreement with Aer Lingus that they would stop flying this route in order to stimulate demand in their direction. EUJet have indicated that the reason they have dropped this route is because Aer Lingus have not altered their schedules.

In addition, they appear to have dropped the route between their 2 hub airports, Shannon and Kent (Manston), which was due to launch today.

July 13th, 2004

Thomsonfly announce new routes for winter

Thomsonfly have announced that their winter timetable (from November 2004) will include a range of new destinations from their hub at Coventry. The new destinations include Cork, Shannon, Amsterdam, Alicante, Salzburg and Grenoble.

No doubt this means a number of routes from their summer schedule will disappear, although they have not yet been announced.

July 11th, 2004

EUjet annoucnes new route to Faro

From 19 September 2004, the new budget start-up EUjet will begin flying from Shannon to Faro.

May 20th, 2004

EUjet plans British budget launch for September 04

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.

From Manston, EUjet are scheduled to fly to a range of destinations in Europe, flights beginning in September include: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin, Faro, Girona, Jersey, Murcia, Nice and Prague.

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.

Their routes from Shannon are due to begin from September (again over a period of months), to Dublin, Geneva, Malaga and Murcia.

April 7th, 2004

Duo announces new routes

From 1 June Duo will begin flying from Birmingham to Shannon and Pisa. In addition they will begin flying from Edinburgh to Shannon and Bordeaux.

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