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Oct 2, 2006

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Blue1 will begin twice-weekly Helsinki-Brussels service Oct. 29 using MD-90s. Sep 27, 2006

Bmibaby

Bmibaby will terminate operations at Durham Tees Valley Airport in northeast England. Flights between MME and Cork, Paris CDG and London Gatwick will be cancelled from Oct. 29; all services between Durham Tees Valley and Alicante, Malaga and Palma will be cancelled from Nov. 6. The LCC did not provide a reason for closure of the base, which it opened in October 2003, but earlier this month new MD Crawford Rix said bmibaby would be focusing its summer 2007expansion program "on airports where we are experiencing proven solid growth in line with our financial forecasts." During the next summer timetable, the carrier will bring in two additional aircraft to take the total fleet to 21. Sep 29, 2006

Jet2.com

Jet2.com will begin four-times-weekly Edinburgh-Milan Bergamo service on April 2. Sep 27, 2006

Norwegian

Norwegian will launch twice-weekly service from its newest base in Warsaw to Bergen Nov. 11. In addition, it is increasing service between Warsaw and Oslo to nine weekly flights from eight and to five weekly flights from three between Krakow and Stockholm. Oct 2, 2006

Ryanair

Ryanair said it will add four new 737-800s to its base at Girona Barcelona and launch 17 routes from March, bringing to 40 the number of routes it operates from the airport, which is located some 103 km. (64 mi.) northeast of Barcelona. The LCC said the expansion represents a $280 million investment. New routes from GRO include three-times-weekly service to Altenburg, Brescia, Fuerteventura, Gothenburg, Marrakech, Pescara, Teesside and Trapani; four-times-weekly flights to Aarhus Bologna, Bristol, Faro, Malmo, Newcastle, Oslo and Tenerife, and a daily to Porto. It will add a third daily flight on its routes to Paris Beauvais, Milan Orio al Serio and Rome Ciampino. "Ryanair's Barcelona base has performed very strongly this summer and has firmly established itself as an important driver of both tourism and business in the region," Deputy CEO Michael Cawley said. Sep 29, 2006

Wizz Air

Wizz Air will start new flights to Belfast International from Katowice and Warsaw from May 29 and July 28 respectively. Oct 2, 2006

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