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May 1st, 2010

Niki to add flights to Antalya

Niki are to begin flying four new routes this May. From 21 May they will begin flying to Antalya from Salzburg, Vienna, Graz and Linz.

January 13th, 2010

Germanwings to launch new base at Hanover

Germanwings will this summer open a new base at Hanover and launch 15 new routes. From May 2010 they will begin flights to Stuttgart, Bastia, Palma, Vienna, Barcelona, Heraklion, Moscow (Vnukovo), Zadar, Budapest, London (Stansted), Rome (Fiumicino), Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Milan (Malpensa) and Split.

They are expected to create around 70 new flights per week which will be operated by three aircraft.

June 16th, 2009

Norwegian launch new routes from Oslo and Copenhagen

Norwegian Air Shuttle have placed new routes on sale from their Oslo (International) and Copenhagen bases. From 19 August 2009 they will begin flying from Oslo (International) to Vienna as well as Haugesund in Norway. They will launch a route from Copenhagen to Vienna at the same time.

All of these flights are available to book at

March 2nd, 2009

New MyAir routes from Brindisi

Italian low-cost airline MyAir will launch three new routes from their Brindisi base on 01 June 2009. They will fly weekly to Munich, three times per week to Vienna and four times per week to Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi).

February 15th, 2009

13 new easyJet routes on sale

easyJet have put 13 new routes on sale across their European network. These include: London (Gatwick) to Munich, Vienna, Zurich and Bodrum, Manchester to Dalaman, Lyon to Pisa, Paris (Orly) to Dubrovnik and Faro, Milan (Malpensa) to Heraklion, Rhodos, Dubrovnik and Split and Berlin (Schoenefeld) to Cagliari.

June 7th, 2008

Niki flights to Innsbruck this winter

Austrian low-cost airline Niki will fly from their Vienna base to Innsbruck this winter, with flights beginning on 01 November 2008.

April 17th, 2008

New Flybaboo routes to Ibiza, Sofia and Vienna

Flybaboo continue their summer expansion with new routes from their Geneva base to destinations in Spain, Bulgaria and Austria. From 16 June 2008, they will begin flying from Geneva to Ibiza, Vienna and Sofia.

March 21st, 2008

Niki flights from Vienna to Stockholm

Niki will begin flying from Vienna to Stockholm (Arlanda) this summer. They will fly 6 times per week on this route from 01 May 2008.

January 30th, 2008

Alicante becomes SkyEurope destination

Sky Europe have put two new routes on sale to Alicante. These include flights from their Vienna and Prague bases, which will begin from May 2008. These can be booked now at

January 8th, 2008

Vienna to Sicily and Sardinia with SkyEurope

Sky Europe will operate summer flights between their Vienna base and Olbia and Catania this year. The flights, which begin in mid June 2008, are available to book now at

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.

September 5th, 2007

SkyEurope to close Krakow and Budapest bases

The Central European low-cost airline Sky Europe will close its bases at Krakow and Budapest this winter. From 28 October 2007 they are expected to relocate their fleet and move capacity to their other bases at Prague, Vienna and Bratislava.

August 27th, 2007

Sky Europe to flights between Prague and Vienna

Sky Europe will begin flying daily from Prague to Vienna this winter. Flights on this route are due to begin on 01 November 2007.

August 5th, 2007

Sky Europe to begin flying to Timisoara

Sky Europe will begin flights to Timisoara from their Vienna base this winter. They will fly four times per week on this route from 28 October 2007.

June 30th, 2007

SkyEurope adds Vienna flights

Sky Europe will begin four new routes from their Vienna base for the forthcoming winter season. From the end of October 2007, they will begin flying from Vienna to Warsaw, Krakow, Naples and Innsbruck.

June 16th, 2007

Vienna and Bucharest become new easyJet destinations

easyJet have announced flights to two new cities, to be launched later in the year. They will begin flying from their London (Luton) base to the Austrian capital, Vienna, from 29 October 2007. From this September, they will also launch flights from their Milan (Malpensa) base to the Romanian capital, Bucharest (Baneasa). These flights can be booked now.

March 21st, 2007

New Dortmund flights for Germanwings

Germanwings will begin flying from Dortmund from 21 June 2007. They will begin flights to Palma, Ibiza, Faro, Istanbul (Sabiha) and Vienna.

March 20th, 2007

Three new routes for Air Berlin

Air Berlin will launch three new routes in May 2007. These include Stuttgart to Vienna, Munich to Athens and Berlin (Tegel) to Stockholm (Arlanda). They are on sale now at

February 22nd, 2007

11 new routes from Barcelona for clickair

The recently launched Spanish low-cost airline, clickair, has launched an assault on the competition at Barcelona airport. Over the coming months they will launch 11 new routes, including flights to Verona (Villafranca), Venice (Marco Polo), Naples, Rome (Fiumicino), Pisa, Helsinki, Bucharest (Otopeni), Budapest, Vienna, Jerez and Warsaw.

They will also launch two new routes from Seville to London (Gatwick) and La Coruna.

January 20th, 2007

New Pisa link from Vienna

Sky Europe have put another new route from their Vienna base on sale. From 27 March 2007 they will fly from Vienna to Pisa.

December 19th, 2006

SkyEurope to open base at Vienna

Despite only being a short distance from their Bratislava base, Central European low-cost airline Sky Europe will open a base at Vienna from 25 March 2007. Traditionally, Vienna has been ignored by many low-cost airlines due to the high landing fees that airlines must pay to fly there.

From March 2007, Sky Europe will fly from Vienna to Barcelona, Amsterdam, Brussels (International), Paris (Orly), Nice, Venice (Treviso), Florence, Rimini, Bucharest (Baneasa), Sofia, Athens, Thessaloniki, Larnaca, Zadar, Dubrovnik and Split.

October 13th, 2005

Blu-express – a new Italian low-cost airline

Further information became available today about the new low-cost subsidiary airline being started by the Italian airline, Blue Panorama.

They will launch Blu-express, based at Rome (Fiumicino), with flights beginning from 21 November 2005. They have initially made details available about 6 routes. Blu-express will initially fly to Bari and Milan (Malpensa) from November, and will launch the remaining 4 routes to Grenoble, Munich, Vienna and Nice from 15 December.

It had originally been anticipated that this airline would be called Blue Express (there still appears to be some confusion on their official web site), and it is suspected that they changed this name very recently.

June 20th, 2005

Hemus Air to enter low-cost market?

Bulgarian airline Hemus Air (formerly a state-owned airline, but now under private ownership) has reacted to Wizz Air‘s announcement to launch routes from Budapest to the Bulgarian capital – Sofia, with a decision to launch low-cost services.

They are said to be considering flying from Sofia to Vienna, Stuttgart, Cologne-Bonn and Leipzig using a budget airline model.

October 21st, 2004

Niki adds France to network

Austrian low-cost carrier Niki will begin flying a new route between Vienna and Paris (Charles de Gaulles) on 01 February 2005. This will be their first route to France and will make them the first budget airline to fly between these 2 cities.

September 22nd, 2004

SmartWings to fly new routes from Prague

The Czech Republic based airline, Smart Wings, have announced 2 unlikely new routes from their base at Prague. On 22 October 2004 they are due to commence a new route to Vienna, an unlikely selection for a low-cost airline as Vienna has notoriously high landing fees, meaning that most low-cost airlines find it too expensive for them to use.

In addition, they have announced that they will begin flying on 01 November 2004 to London (Gatwick). This route is already flown by 2 carriers, easyJet and bmibaby. In the face of tough competition, it seems unlikely that all 3 will continue to operate the same route for much time.

June 17th, 2004

New Niki route from Vienna to London

Niki have announced a new route, beginning 01 November 2004, between Vienna and London (Stansted). This will be the first low-cost route connecting Vienna to the UK.

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