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Old 5th Jul 2007, 20:55
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Cardiff Airport terminal drop off ban 'permanent'

05.07.07
Cardiff Airport has announced that it has permanently banned cars from driving up to its terminal building. The news comes as the UK terror alert threat level drops from 'critical' to 'severe' as the fallout from the weekend terror attack continues.

Passengers flying from Cardiff will now be picked up and dropped off via the short stay car parking after airport chiefs stepped up their security measures airport. Concrete anti-terrorist barriers will also remain in front of the terminal, which can now only be approached by buses and authorised vehicles, such as delivery trucks.

And a spokesman said that, although police checkpoints that have been in place over the last few days have been removed, the new measures will remain even if the threat level drops further.

The airport's head of communications, Peter Phillips, said: 'Together with the police, Vale of Glamorgan Council and the Department for Transport, we have changed our transport arrangements and installed signs to avoid any confusion for visitors.'

'The new pick-up and drop-off point is now by the short term car park and this will be a permanent measure. This has all been put together over the last few days when it became clear, as it did for every airport in the UK, that new measures were needed.'

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For Entrance to Staff Car Park must enter the airport via BAMC roundabout

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Old 5th Jul 2007, 23:11
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Well i wont be complaining its for our safety and thats paramount an extra 100m walk wont hurt any one.

Any way what happend to the Cardiff-7 thread subject to abuse or not upto scratch for some reason?
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 18:45
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I just cant understand how all airlines go to Bristol, I know they have a larger catchment area etc but everyone just loves Bristol, Ryan Air, Brussels Airlines, GB Airways, Air France to name a few.

How come there is just Servisair at BRS ? They are a lot busier than CWL who has both Servisair and Aviance - surely there must be room at BRS now that BA handling has closed down. Would Aviance ever make the move to BRS ???

Back to good old CWL, I see that the Rugby World Cup is bringing in a large number of flights - Blue Line MD83 & F100, Eurofly A320, Gir Jet F100, Titan Airways B733 and Aer Lingus A330,A321 & A320 all being handled by Servisair - so my contacts state..........
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Old 17th Jul 2007, 00:02
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First BmiBaby Flight to IBZ

CWL - IBZ 126 Pax IBZ- CWL 21 Pax

must say that this flight was a total nightmare today. Passengers smoking on the apron, running about like idiots, not listening to the cabin crew PA's and swearing on board in front of family's with young children. As the doors were about to be closed, the airport police requested a man to be brought off the a/c as he was acting suspecious.

Aircraft departed 5 minutes late, with a warning from the flightdeck in order to calm the passengers down and a possible diversion was mentioned as a precaution of bad behaviour.

No passengers were offloaded but must say i feel sorry for the guys that have to be stuck on the flight with those animals for over 2 hours. Hope WW won't be operating this flight next year, and i hope the remaining of the flights will turn out better than this.
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Old 17th Jul 2007, 00:58
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IBZ

If the yield & loads are good it will return. IBZ is a destination that pax should be warned when booking and again & check in that there is zero tollerance to bad behaviour on board. Fair play to the crew for threatening a divert if needs be.

126 would have been around 81%

As for smoking isn't that an offence or bylaw on the apron? A case for denied boarding at the least if it is.
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Old 17th Jul 2007, 11:28
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I know that smoking is not permitted on the apron but not sure if it's actually a law and mainly goes down to the captain whether he was willing to accept them or not, which he was informed of.

I believe that there should be an announcement at the gate before boarding which deviates from the normal and warns passengers of their behaviour on board the aircraft and smoking on the ramp.

21 pax on it's return was not bad either for it's first trip. I can't imagine what it would be like if there were dalays picked up throughout the day and the flight came in later than it allready does.

Just hope they get better slots next year.

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Old 22nd Jul 2007, 11:47
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Tower fire

Anyone got any info on the rumoured fire in the tower?
There's a topic in the rumours and news forum.
Was it serious? Did it effect operations in any way?

Also Aer Lingus are selling flights on their website for 6/7 Oct for the world cup.

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Old 22nd Jul 2007, 12:11
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I'm not sure if there was actually a fire in the tower or if it was just a fire alarm, i think that the TOM 733 ready to go but not sure if it got delayed a couple of minutes. I believe that they were only out of the tower for approx 15 mins.
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Old 23rd Jul 2007, 19:44
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Rules say Fire Alarm goes off then an evacuation as currently we do not have a two phase system, nothing too exciting from what I have heard.

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Old 23rd Jul 2007, 20:40
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PAX for June up 2.5%, and 10.9% for the year.
But BRS was up 4.5%. So growth but not especially strong compared to our 'local rival'.

3313 to CDG in June compared to BHD 801, so the strong PAX catchment area in CWL area. DUB, ORK a and Galway up from last year, which shows strong a strong future on Aer Arann on the route. Murcia 3939, strong route. All the canaries down.

So while some routes showing growth and potential, others are not performing as well, hope summer picks up, and Cardiff, can get at least the 10% growth for the year.

Aer Lingus haveing a special weekend charter to Cardiff, on October 6th 2007 and ends October 7th 2007, returning both ways, prices not too bad consideriing its a rugby charter.
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 07:33
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Smile!!!,

Some of the bucket and spade routes are suffering from the XL pullout.

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Old 24th Jul 2007, 11:24
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You can't help but notice how poorly the domestic figures are - under 6000 for GLA, DUB routes which used to get nearer 10,000 a couple of years back. Frankly Flybe would be onto a winner if they could start GLA, ABZ, NCL because they would be popular routes.

Why don't Aer Lingus go year round on Dub? Its obvious that since the Ryr pullout most of the leisure pax have gone to Bristol, so they could make a go of it even on 1* daily.
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Why don't Aer Lingus go year round on Dub? Its obvious that since the Ryr pullout most of the leisure pax have gone to Bristol, so they could make a go of it even on 1* daily.
EI & RE have a good relationship at the moment and there is even talk of interlining at DUB from the regions so doubt if it would happen.
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 18:45
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Aer Arann schedule is mainly for an AT7 excpet for the RE313-314 on weekdays, this does show that RE have increased capacity on their routes. I wonder if when more of their new aircraft come available then extra routes could come from CWL?

RE have also made their RE312 departure a 10am wich is earlier than last year.
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 20:08
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Looking at the prices of some of the 'cheapest returns' Aer Arann are offering to DUB no wonder leisure pax are flocking to Bristol.
 
Old 25th Jul 2007, 18:46
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Too true, all CWL seem to be getting are small little prop planes - this takes us back several years to BA Express with their J41's etc.

Come CWL get some "real airlines" in too rival Bristol

Air France, Lufthansa...............
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Old 25th Jul 2007, 18:54
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Aer Arann

At prices like this it isn't that such a shock how the flights are not full, but i have noticed that passengers are using the RE312 DUB to connect to GWY, with a bit of luck, theese extra aircraft may mean that RE may expand further at CWL.


CWL - DUB 28
CWL - ORK 28
CWL - GWY 28
CWL - NTE 49

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Old 25th Jul 2007, 19:00
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Cardiff will get some Polish routes pretty soon, at the end of Autumn this year. At least one destination is known already to the public; it's Lodz in central Poland. The route will be served by Centralwings and is scheduled to start at the end of October (or first days of November) twice weekly.
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Old 25th Jul 2007, 19:10
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Sounds promising EU01, any link to a news story as I can't find anything on the Cardiff Airport website or CentralWings'.
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Old 25th Jul 2007, 19:15
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any link to a news story
Well, do you have any Polish friends? With somebody's help try this.
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