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Old 24th Feb 2011, 14:02   #1 (permalink)
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Will Cardiff Airport be getting any new airlines joining us soon, new routes especially LONG HAUL. I heard that when Thomson Airways Boeing 787 come into service in January 2012, they will be flying out of Cardiff to long haul destinations using the Boeing 787.. I would love to see Virgin or BA do 1 or 2 flights a week out of Cardiff to USA, Far East etc.. I would also like to see Easyjet come to Cardiff, along with some American Airlines.. Could this happen anytime in future..?
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Old 24th Feb 2011, 14:31   #2 (permalink)
 
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New Routes

Isle of Man - Manx2
Zurich - Helvetic Airways
Bmibaby base cut. Only one based a/c. Other one going to Belfast City at the end of March but will return on Saturdays and Sundays to operate from Cardiff. EDI and Jersey, Munich all will/have being dropped by bmibaby but Ibiza will start at end of May.
Aer Lingus - Dublin reduced and Cork dropped.
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Old 24th Feb 2011, 16:10   #3 (permalink)
 
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Interesting to see the Bmi baby base cuts, Cardiff's manageress worked at DTVA when they decided to leave there and the airport operator then sued Bmi baby successfully for was it 15 million.
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Old 24th Feb 2011, 16:38   #4 (permalink)
 
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the manx2 flight to the isle of man its only for the TT which is only for 2 weeks
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Old 24th Feb 2011, 16:43   #5 (permalink)
 
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With the current status of the Boeing 787 programme I believe you will be waiting significantly beyond January 2012 to see TOM introduce them into service. Regards.
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Old 24th Feb 2011, 17:43   #6 (permalink)
 
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American routes, Far East, Virgin.....sorry, but dream on! The economy generally is shot, public servants are set to lose their jobs in numbers, and South Wales is pretty dependent upon the public sector for employment.

Making routes pay from major, and comparatively well heeled parts of the UK is hard enough right now, sorry Cardiff these sort of routes are going to have to wait until the green shoots of economic recovery appear more than a millimetre above the surface!
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Old 24th Feb 2011, 18:43   #7 (permalink)

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I heard that when Thomson Airways Boeing 787 come into service in January 2012, they will be flying out of Cardiff to long haul destinations using the Boeing 787.
CWL was not mentioned by the Thomson MD, Chris Brown, as being amongst the first airports to see the B 787 when it comes into service.

In an announcement last July she said the 787 would be used at GLA, EDI, BHX, EMA, LGW, MAN and BRS when it begins operations with the airline, at that time said to be in 2012/2013.

Thomson will use 787 to offer new destinations - www.travelweekly.co.uk.
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Old 24th Feb 2011, 19:40   #8 (permalink)
 
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I live more or less equidistant between Bristol and Cardiff and have a regular travel requirement to Spain, Switzerland, Ireland and throughout the UK.

Bristol just about does it for me, but Cardiff is much more user friendly (at the moment) so I'd be willing to support any flights out of there which meet my needs.

Just an ordinary customer's point of view.
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Old 24th Feb 2011, 19:47   #9 (permalink)
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Merchant - I seen quoted:
"In July 2010 Thomson Airways announced that the introduction of these aircraft into the fleet from January 2012 will allow the airline to offer new long-haul destinations, including from regional UK airports such as; Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow and Newcastle."
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Old 24th Feb 2011, 21:03   #10 (permalink)

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Your quote merely says the introduction of the 787 will allow Thomson to fly from the airports listed, not that it will immediately do so from all of them.

At some point in the future most if not all these airports may well see the 787.

The only concrete information from Thomson as to UK airports is the announcement of the TOM MD Chris Browne on 19 July 2010 and, as I pointed out, CWL was not one of the initial group.
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Old 29th Mar 2011, 13:20   #11 (permalink)
 
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Hi all, what happened to my weekly light entertainment that was the CWL thread?

Any chance it can be resurrected?


...........

Yes there is.

Here we go, lets try to keep it in bounds this time please.

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Old 30th Mar 2011, 08:32   #12 (permalink)
 
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I see the Helvetic flight arriving today from ZRH.

Anyone know what the loads are like for the first flight? Any chance of a SWISS code share on this one? Would be a great addition for connections until such a time we can sustain direct routes.

Let's hope this will be a success!

Any other news from CWL?
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Old 30th Mar 2011, 09:12   #13 (permalink)
 
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Great - sounds like Boeing will have learned how to stick the wings on by then
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Old 30th Mar 2011, 09:13   #14 (permalink)
 
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you are correct there was a court case but in fact baby won the case and it was for 10 million. dtv didnt appeal against it .
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Old 31st Mar 2011, 17:30   #15 (permalink)
 
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flowy50, sorry but DTVA/Peel won the appeal at the high court.
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Old 31st Mar 2011, 22:31   #16 (permalink)
 
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The passenger car park does look empty however a comment on another forum believes that off-site parking companies seem busier.

Cardiff Airport figures have fallen as capacity and flights have reduced. The passengers now seem to use Bristol & Birmingham airlines to travel.

Easyjet flights may work on a 'W' pattern for some of the busier such as Malaga, Alicante, Murcia etc however it is not likely this would happen any time soon.

On delivery of the A330 a 1 x weekly Cardiff - Orlando should work as a summer only flights. Also a return to Cardiff - Cancun.
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Old 5th Apr 2011, 16:38   #17 (permalink)
 
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Thumbs up NBE Winter 2011

Some good news...

TCX hasn't got rid of Enfinha NBE totally. It is returning this winter from the 6th November with a CWL based aircraft.

TCX7268 CWL-NBE 06:00 - 10:10
TCX7269 NBE-CWL 11:10 - 13:35

It seems to stop in December but returns at the start of February where it appears to have a W route in between the 2 CWL legs with the returning flight..

TCX7269 NBE-CWL 19:45 - 22:10

Can only book up to the end of April so will have to wait and see if it becomes a year round route when TCX release Summer 2012.
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Flybe will be using the E195 on the GLA-CWL-CDG rotation on certain days of the week throughout the summer season. As it is not an operational requirement to have this a/c on this route I can only assume that its a revenue one and that demand is on the up (or at least expected to be!)
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Old 5th Apr 2011, 18:45   #19 (permalink)
 
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On hearing this rumour about the E195 on the GLA-CWL-CDG route last week i investigated as part of my role in the Wales Air Network.

I noticed that the E195 was due to operate on a Sunday only during the height of the summer season.

I haven't checked recently so this may have changed.

However if the figures are improving then it may be possible that may see the return of the morning CWL-CDG rotation in the near future.

This would also offer more connections under the Air France agreement
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Looks like Baby are gone by the end of September. Great work CWL management.
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