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Old 10th Apr 2018, 08:15
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Swansea to Perranporth with a cheap little plane, now there is a low cost route to operate that a handful of people might actually use ( I would!)

Cheapest rail fare is £106 (£169 first class) and it takes over 6 hours!!

Around 4 hours to drive.

I have no idea what needs doing to get Swansea going again though
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 08:29
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"I have no idea what needs doing to get Swansea going again though."

My post #3 may give you an appreciation
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 09:57
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Originally Posted by GROUNDHOG View Post
Swansea to Perranporth with a cheap little plane, now there is a low cost route to operate that a handful of people might actually use ( I would!)

Cheapest rail fare is £106 (£169 first class) and it takes over 6 hours!!

Around 4 hours to drive.

I have no idea what needs doing to get Swansea going again though
and unless you use it every day it won't make money... air taxi fine but for any schedule you have to have a regular flow of punters

even the busiest businessman is unlikely to fly a route more than once a week both ways....
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 11:02
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Don't worry people, this is Wales - I'm sure there'll be a subsidy along any minute......
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 11:14
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Don't worry people, this is Wales - I'm sure there'll be a subsidy along any minute......
Not for Swansea! Lol
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 08:14
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Exactly your own point Harry as in 20!

If the raison d'etre is to keep a Hotel and other facilities going then it is perfectly feasible to run a small air business offering charter, ACMI and even a limited schedule without losing a fortune.

As an entity on its own of course is another story!
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Old 30th Apr 2018, 09:20
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Ambitious plans...

Part of a wider article, but a quote from the BBC this morning regarding Swansea Airport

"Swansea council has close links with the Chinese city of Wuhan with possible flights to China a longer-term plan "
I have a feeling it'll be a long wait before anyone hears "Last call for passengers to Fairwood Common" at Wuhan

There is some serious, realistic input from Stuart Cole, Professor of Transport at the University of South Wales within the article.
China links could aid regional airport bid for Swansea - BBC News
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Old 30th Apr 2018, 22:46
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For heaven's sake!
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Old 1st May 2018, 05:23
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"Swansea council has close links with the Chinese city of Wuhan with possible flights to China a longer-term plan "

I believe that there are two words missing, it should in fact read:

"Swansea council has close links with the Chinese city of Wuhan with possible flights from Cardiff to China a longer-term plan "
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Old 20th Oct 2019, 08:29
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News from last month that was missed here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49592637
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Old 20th Oct 2019, 19:45
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Just checked Notams which confirms not licensed from 3rd September. It's valid until mid-November.
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 14:10
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I believe that when RT took over the airport the agreement for its operation (specified by Swansea City Council) requires that at least one runway was to be maintained as a licensed runway.
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It's License was suspended last year, It looks like the dodgy property developer owner is getting closer to his desire to run it down and build houses on it
It's been an ongoing farce for more than a decade but the way planning is granted these days it seems almost inevitable it will be another casualty of heartless capitalist greed
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Old 10th Feb 2020, 13:50
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" it seems almost inevitable it will be another casualty of heartless capitalist greed"

or keeping it open is what? Socialist dreams? nationalist vote buying?? lets face it - it's a dead duck and better used than left to moulder
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Old 10th Feb 2020, 16:22
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No, keeping it open would mean its somewhere for aircraft to fly from that's all.
Nothing to do with socialism, merely I happen to like flying more than I like seeing tiky taky houses going up to fill some rich gits pockets (the housing shortage is a myth, there are plenty of them but the greedy bastages want too much rent money for them its a western disease)
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Old 10th Feb 2020, 18:07
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It's License was suspended last year, It looks like the dodgy property developer owner is getting closer to his desire to run it down and build houses on it
It's been an ongoing farce for more than a decade but the way planning is granted these days it seems almost inevitable it will be another casualty of heartless capitalist greed
If referring to RT then your outrageous comment demonstrates you must have had a personal relationship juxtaposed to mine. My personal dealings with the gentleman albeit many years ago were with a man of integrity, honesty and loyalty and my regard will always be high for his professionalism although we may have disagreed about the direction of his airline.

With regard to Swansea Airport, of course it would be great to see it thrive as it was intended but Cardiff is just down the road, it is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and of special scientific interest with a bog at the end of the runway. Not really a recipe for success.

Planning for vast housing estates, no idea, unlikely surely?

Maybe Boris will make Swansea a freeport then things might take off big time.
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Old 10th Feb 2020, 18:22
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"Swansea council has close links with the Chinese city of Wuhan with possible flights to China a longer-term plan”
Probably just as well the Swansea-Wuhan route stalled
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Old 14th Feb 2020, 16:15
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With regard to Swansea Airport, of course it would be great to see it thrive as it was intended but Cardiff is just down the road, it is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and of special scientific interest with a bog at the end of the runway. Not really a recipe for success
Hard to take this seriously, but I'll have a punt...

Yes its in a beautifull area one of the reasons it could be made to work pleasure flights around the Gower would go down well, but it needs someone who actually wants it to work in charge something distinctly lacking for the past decades.
As for the bog at the end of the runway now you are just being silly, how many successfull aerodromes have some obstacle on the approach?, i'll answer:most

Its obviously a very very long time since you had any real life experience of the situation in Swansea or aerodrome management in general
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Old 15th Feb 2020, 09:45
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Originally Posted by GROUNDHOG View Post
make Swansea a freeport then things might take off big time.
The airport of the City? Hard to imagine either.
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Old 15th Feb 2020, 09:50
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 View Post
Probably just as well the Swansea-Wuhan route stalled
Not my quote that you've posted, this is mine:

"Swansea council has close links with the Chinese city of Wuhan with possible flights from Cardiff to China a longer-term plan "
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