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  • Major low cost airlines are more expensive in 2014

    Major low cost airlines are more expensive in 2014

    Aug 4, 2014, 1 comments

    Our latest research shows that the major European low cost airlines – Ryanair, Wizz Air and easyJet – have increased their prices by €10 on average comparing to 2013. The most significant change can be seen on easyJet which raised the fares by almost 20%.

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  • Battle of the low-cost airlines: is Ryanair the cheapest?

    Battle of the low-cost airlines: is Ryanair the cheapest?

    Oct 21, 2013, 5 comments

    We all know that Ryanair is the cheapest, right? Well, not quite. Ryanair is famous for their hidden fees, and our recent research shows that they make a big impact on the final cost.

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  • Rising fuel prices: $10 minimum higher airfares, scrapped growth plans

    Rising fuel prices: $10 minimum higher airfares, scrapped growth plans

    Mar 8, 2011

    With crude oil prices overpassing $100 a barrel, airlines are forced to review plans for 2011. Airfares are rising already. Growth which was originally intended, turns into sustainability.

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  • Ryanair shutting down the Girona base

    Ryanair shutting down the Girona base

    Feb 17, 2011, 2 comments

    It was in December, when Ryanair announced a five-year extension agreement for the Girona base. But as a result of a new Catalonian government reaching power, the deal was written off.

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  • "Stop the rip-off surcharges", says Which? to airlines

    "Stop the rip-off surcharges", says Which? to airlines

    Feb 14, 2011

    Which?, the largest consumer body in the United Kingdom, is launching a campaign to fight the ever-increasing surcharges. The public is invited to sign the „super complaint“

    On March 7, all relevant materials will be submitted to the fair trade authority.

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  • Etihad - Virgin Blue partnership officially approved

    Etihad - Virgin Blue partnership officially approved

    Feb 7, 2011

    The combined network enables Australian passengers a better connection to Europe, Middle East and Africa via Etihad's Abu Dhabi hub. Direct flights from Sydney commencing February.

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  • 2010: the year of big changes in the airline industry

    2010: the year of big changes in the airline industry

    Feb 3, 2011

    A lot happened in the airline industry during 2010. Several companies ceased to exist, others were born. Let's have a look at those we find the most interesting in our insight.

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  • New routes: bmi to Basel, Skyways expands, Ryanair to Greece

    New routes: bmi to Basel, Skyways expands, Ryanair to Greece

    Jan 31, 2011

    We are starting this week with the announcement of new routes across Europe. bmi is adding connection to Basel, Switzerland in cooperation with Swiss, tickets are already available. Swedish Skyways is increasing the route network by 50% in March, adding 6 more destinations across Europe.

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  • AirTran unveiling seasonal schedule, more Caribbean flights

    AirTran unveiling seasonal schedule, more Caribbean flights

    Jan 28, 2011

    One of the America's premier low cost airlines has just published it's summer flight schedule. It is focusing on Caribbean destinations. Current routes will receive a boost and several new destinations are added. Let's have a look at some of them.

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  • 2011 predictions: new routes and fees

    2011 predictions: new routes and fees

    Jan 10, 2011

    The second week of 2011 has just begun. At this time, we already have a good deal of information on what's going to happen in the airline industry. Many new routes have already been announced.

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  • Tony Fernandes denies AirAsia buying Virgin Atlantic

    Tony Fernandes denies AirAsia buying Virgin Atlantic

    Jan 3, 2011

    Last week a rumor has been around that AirAsia is going to buy a stake in Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic. While it is no secret that the airline is seeking a partner, this particular speculation is now denied by AirAsia CEO, Tony Fernandes.

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  • Top airlines according to an annual Zagat survey

    Top airlines according to an annual Zagat survey

    Dec 2, 2010

    Zagat Survey, an American publisher of consumer-generated survey information, published the results of it's annual airline survey. American as-well-as international airlines were judged in fifteen categories altogether.

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  • Update on banned airlines within the EU

    Update on banned airlines within the EU

    Nov 25, 2010, 2 comments

    As you know from our previous article, particular airlines are banned from operating within the European Union. The list has been updated on Tuesday. All airlines originating in Afghanistan were added.

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  • Comparing lowcost airlines (Ryanair, Wizz Air and easyJet)

    Comparing lowcost airlines (Ryanair, Wizz Air and easyJet)

    Nov 1, 2010, 3 comments

    Our comprehensive flight information database allows us to gather interesting comparisons. In this article, we focus on big European lowcost airlines (by passenger traffic).

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  • Latest French strike costs more than volcano eruption

    Latest French strike costs more than volcano eruption

    Oct 25, 2010

    The French airlines have reported, that the latest strike cost them more than the April volcano eruption on Iceland. The nationwide strike has been executed six times in the past two months.

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  • Which airlines fly green?

    Which airlines fly green?

    Oct 18, 2010

    Good news for all eco-friendly travellers. Airlines are starting to engage in eco and green practices. We have contacted them in order to find out each airline exact policy.

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  • This week's route news

    This week's route news

    Oct 15, 2010

    Here we have prepared an overview of routes launched or updated during the last week.

    The relaunch of RAK Airways

    The national airline of the northernmost of the United Arab Emirates, RAK Airways, has begun its operations again on November 10th.

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  • Ryanair to close its Marseille base

    Ryanair to close its Marseille base

    Oct 14, 2010, 2 comments

    In its recent press release, Ryanair announced the closure of the airline's only French base located in Marseille (MRS). The base is to be closed from January 11th, 2011.

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  • Which airline to choose for ''London 2012''?

    Which airline to choose for ''London 2012''?

    Oct 6, 2010

    London 2012 is a short name of ''The 2010 Summer Olympic Games'' that takes place in London, United Kingdom from July 27 to August 12, 2012. We want to present to you in this article the top 3 airlines that bring fans closer to their sporting heroes.

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  • Iceland Express – Fares to and from Iceland now more transparent

    Iceland Express – Fares to and from Iceland now more transparent

    Oct 4, 2010

    As we know, a part of the «fun» of looking for bargain airfares is ploughing through what is sometimes a disgracefully user-unfriendly websites. We search manually week after week, laboriously comparing dozens of prices while swearing under our breath.

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  • Frontier Airlines  reached a milestone in integration with Midwest Airlines

    Frontier Airlines reached a milestone in integration with Midwest Airlines

    Oct 1, 2010

    US airline Frontier Airlines today reached a milestone in its integration with Midwest Airlines. The airline announces that it has successfully moved all of it's technology onto one platform, allowing all flights to now operate on one reservation system and under the Frontier Airlines code.

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  • Southwest Airlines to buy AirTran

    Southwest Airlines to buy AirTran

    Sep 27, 2010

    Low cost airline AirTran Airways announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Southwest Airlines in a transaction currently valued at more than $1.37 billion.

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  • Air Berlin flies non-stop from Berlin to New York

    Air Berlin flies non-stop from Berlin to New York

    Sep 22, 2010

    Low cost airline Air Berlin will start to operate four weekly non-stop flights from Berlin to New York. The new direct route has been announced as a part of the summer 2011 schedule.

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  • AirAsia X to launch Japan route

    AirAsia X to launch Japan route

    Sep 21, 2010

    Malaysia's low cost airline AirAsia X announced that it would launch flights Kuala Lumpur International (KUL) – Tokyo International (HND) in December with promotional fares from 14000 yen ($31) one-way – currently the cheapest round-trip airfares for Japan-Malaysia flights are available for more than 40000 yen.

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  • WestJet launched Fly Free Contest

    WestJet launched Fly Free Contest

    Sep 16, 2010

    Canadian airline WestJet launched a Fly Free contest. The competition is running an ad in 10 newspapers across Canada, offering readers and online users the chance to play their way to a getaway and win free flights and cash.

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  • Italy: which airline to choose?

    Italy: which airline to choose?

    Sep 15, 2010

    Summer is over but that does not mean you should give up travelling. There are summer destinations which are visited by millions of tourists because of its sea and beaches.

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  • World Airline Awards 2010: TOP 10 airlines

    World Airline Awards 2010: TOP 10 airlines

    Sep 14, 2010

    The World's Top 10 airlines for 2010 are now announced. More than 17.9 million travellers from over 100 nationalities took part in the 10 month survey (from July 2009 until April 2010).

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  • Brussels: which airline to choose?

    Brussels: which airline to choose?

    Sep 10, 2010

    Often when planning a trip by air, we confront the necessity of changing planes and flying via a city we originally did not intend to stay in. Moreover, sometimes the stop-over means a couple of hours of enforced stay in the city in question.

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  • O'Leary: "Co-pilots are unnecessary for Ryanair "

    O'Leary: "Co-pilots are unnecessary for Ryanair "

    Sep 9, 2010, 2 comments

    According to The Press Assocation Michael O'Leary from Ryanair wants to reduce prices by having less employees. He plans to write to aviation authorities for permission to use only one pilot for flight.

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  • Europe's well-known, low cost Ryanair opens Barcelona base

    Europe's well-known, low cost Ryanair opens Barcelona base

    Sep 2, 2010

    Low cost airline Ryanair yesterday officialy opened its newest base at Barcelona (BCN). According to Ryanair's web, the new hub has 8 based aircraft, 23 low fare routes and 2.5 million passengers per year.

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  • Northern Europe: which airline to choose?

    Northern Europe: which airline to choose?

    Aug 24, 2010

    According to the recently published list of the best countries to live, Scandinavian countries come out on top. Finland is number one, Sweden, Norway and Denmark are all in top ten.

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  • Air Berlin unveiled new routes for winter 2010/2011

    Air Berlin unveiled new routes for winter 2010/2011

    Aug 23, 2010

    The second largest German airline Air Berlin announced several new services to winter destinations in Italy, Spain and Austria. Let's have a look at the overview in today's article.

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  • Ryanair: flight offer for those addicted to skiing

    Ryanair: flight offer for those addicted to skiing

    Aug 20, 2010

    Are you addicted to skiing? Are you planning your winter escape? Maybe low cost airline Ryanair has something for you.

    Ryanair launched its London Winter Ski Programme 2010/11 which offers 33 weekly flights from London Stansted (STN) to ski destinations in Torino – Cuneo (CUF), Grenoble (GNB), Lourdes, Salzburg (SZG) and Turin (TRN). These popular winter routes are available from just £24.99 one way (including taxes and charges).

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  • Jetstar to further grow domestic New Zealand flying

    Jetstar to further grow domestic New Zealand flying

    Aug 17, 2010

    Low cost airline Jetstar announced that it would increase its domestic New Zealand operations. The airline will also add two Aibus A320 aircraft to New Zealand routes within next year.

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  • Scheduled vs. low cost airlines

    Scheduled vs. low cost airlines

    Aug 16, 2010, 4 comments

    Are you planning a late summer or autumn holiday or do you just need airline tickets for your business travel? The selection of airlines is wide and should at least make some differences between scheduled and low cost airlines.

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