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History of Cheap Air Travel in Europe
- Fredie Laker's Skytrain DC-10s flew from London Gatwick
to New York for £59 each way. The company folded in
- Ryanair launch a no-frills airline. It has grown from
from one daily flight on a 15 seater plane to 35 million passengers
a year by 2006.
- easyJet launch a no-frills airline. In 2006 it flies
2006 people day around Europe and employs 3,000 crew. There
is a fleet of 110 aircraft and by 2008/2009 sholus have 170.
New flights outside Europe launched in March 2006 to Marrakesh
in Morocco. easyJet flies more passengers between the UK and
Spain than BA and Iberia combined.
2006 - Europe bans more than 90 airlines from its airports
part of a plan to to tighten safety and maintenance protection
after several air disasters more than 60 airlines have been
banned. Regulations from 25 EU countries and Norway and Switzerland
agreed to pool information and prevent airlines - most of
which are based in Africa from flying to any of their airports.
European transport commissioner Jacques Barrot announced the
ban. Carriers from Congo, Sierra Leone and Swaziland. One
African airline Air Mauritania has been given a "grace"
period to meet regulations. Other Countries that have had
airlines blacklisted are: Afghanistan, North Korea, Thailand,
Kazakhstan and Kyrgyztan.
of Driving in Europe