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Old 27th May 2018, 20:00
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Any ideas why it's operating into Cardiff ?

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Old 27th May 2018, 20:08
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25 May
Over 45,000 passengers are preparing to jet off for half term getaway
The number one travel choice for Welsh passengers this half term is Palma de Majorca, a popular Mediterranean destination and the gateway to popular Balearic Island resorts like Puerto de Pollensa, Cala d’Or and Magaluf.

City break enthusiasts are making the most of year-round flights to Paris with Flybe, a great option for a weekend of sightseeing or the family trip of a lifetime to Disneyland Paris.

Now in its third summer, Flybe flies customers to 21 destinations* including Dόsseldorf, Dublin, Glasgow and Jersey, which is a short hop from Wales and boasts fresh seafood, miles of picturesque coastline, with the added touch of French influence (and weather!)

The top 5 most popular destinations this half term week are:

  1. Palma de Majorca with Vueling, TUI and Thomas Cook
  2. Amsterdam with KLM
  3. Alicante with Vueling and TUI
  4. Malaga with Vueling and TUI
  5. Paris with Flybe


Customers seeking far-flung adventures also have the option of five direct flights a week to the Middle East with Qatar Airways, which offers opportunities to connect to destinations including Bali, Thailand and Sri Lanka with a handy connection via Doha.



KLM, the airline that recently celebrated 30 years of flying out of Cardiff, operates up to three flights a day to the popular hub at Amsterdam Schiphol and flights onwards to Dubai, New York, Prague, Copenhagen and many more.



Other popular destinations this half term are Malaga and Alicante with Vueling; Greece and Faro with TUI, plus Turkey with Thomas Cook.



Cardiff Airport’s CEO, Deb Barber, commented, ‘It’s fantastic to see so many passengers flying through their local airport this half term for some sun, or to visit friends and family. We have seen a busy start to the summer season, including increased capacity on flights for 2018, a new airline – Qatar Airways – plus the return of flights to Madrid with Iberia Express. It’s been an exciting start to the year and we’re looking forward to a great summer season!”





*21 destinations includes 4 routes operated via Flybe’s franchise partners. Blue Islands flies to Guernsey and Easter Airways flies to Anglesey, Newcastle and Aberdeen. All flights are bookable at Flybe.com
https://www.cardiff-airport.com/new...e-preparing-to-jet-off-for-half-term-getaway/
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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 11:39
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3 years from yesterday the 1st of June Flybe opened their Embraer jet base at Cardiff Airport starting with 1 aircraft at the beginning of June and the 2nd aircraft at the beginning of September. 3 years later the base now consists of 3 aircraft and 17 routes.
https://twitter.com/Cardiff_Airport/status/1002490087035363328
The original 11 routes were Belfast City, Cork, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Faro, Glasgow, Jersey, Milan, Munich and Paris CDG.
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Old 9th Jun 2018, 08:47
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Vueling have released their flights for April and May 2019 and at the moment it looks the same as this year.
Barcelona 3 weekly Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Alicante 5 weekly Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Malaga 5 weekly Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Palma de Mallorca 4 weekly Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
It's early days and things can change so hopefully they'll add extra frequencies later on in the year.
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Old 9th Jun 2018, 11:14
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Originally Posted by PDXCWL45 View Post
Vueling have released their flights for April and May 2019 and at the moment it looks the same as this year.
Barcelona 3 weekly Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Alicante 5 weekly Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Malaga 5 weekly Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Palma de Mallorca 4 weekly Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
It's early days and things can change so hopefully they'll add extra frequencies later on in the year.
be great if they would add flight to the Canary Islands too.
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Old 9th Jun 2018, 12:07
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be great if they would add flight to the Canary Islands too.
Yes it would but I'm not sure if they have many aircraft based there. With TUI expanding for summer 19 it would be great if Vueling would as well. Whether they're able or willing to is another question. The airport may have to look to other airlines to expand Spain and the Canary islands.
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Old 11th Jun 2018, 12:06
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Originally Posted by PDXCWL45 View Post
Yes it would but I'm not sure if they have many aircraft based there. With TUI expanding for summer 19 it would be great if Vueling would as well. Whether they're able or willing to is another question. The airport may have to look to other airlines to expand Spain and the Canary islands.
Ryanair has got to be the option ther as they already do Faro and Tenerife
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Old 11th Jun 2018, 12:25
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Ryanair has got to be the option ther as they already do Faro and Tenerife
Yep it would be nice if they added another route. Gran Canaria or Lanzarote or both! I'm assuming they base at both. It's not in the Canaries i know but Malta would be a great addition from them as well.
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Old 11th Jun 2018, 16:05
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Looks like the Flybe base has now gone to 1 E195 and 2 E175s. That should leave Flybe with 4 E195s until early 2020 I'm led to believe. Looks like Cardiff, Newquay, Exeter/Norwich and Southampton each have 1 E195 each with DSA being having 2 E175s.
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Old 11th Jun 2018, 19:28
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Originally Posted by PDXCWL45 View Post
Looks like the Flybe base has now gone to 1 E195 and 2 E175s. That should leave Flybe with 4 E195s until early 2020 I'm led to believe. Looks like Cardiff, Newquay, Exeter/Norwich and Southampton each have 1 E195 each with DSA being having 2 E175s.
It seems like that from now on for summer and winter at CWL (original NQY -LGW was to change to the 175) but also worth noting that currently 195's at both listed for Manchester and BHX for their CDG route this winter.

March stats using the CAA figures for passengers and punctuality (number of rotations). Aberdeen and Valley not included and some routes the aircraft type has been assumed. I would say a mixed bag and sorry about the formatting and this is why I don't bother very often.

Route...……….............pax………….,Avg pax…………loadfactor,,,
CHAMBERY...…….….698...............…..87.........…….....74%
PARIS (CDG)…….... 5826......………….87............…….74%
BERLIN (TXL)……....1220............…...61...………...….52%
DUSSELDORF...…….120......……….60...…...……...77%
MUNICH.........… …..1028...........…..57.............….48%
CORK.........................940......….......47......………...40%
DUBLIN.................….8030.......……..70..........…….59%
MILAN (MXP)…..….1447.............…..72............……..61%
ROME (FCO)........….1211..........…..87........,...……...73%
VENICE................…..280..........……..70............……..59%
AMSTERDAM.........11569..........……...73..............…..83%
FARO...............….….2366...........……..98............…….76%
ALICANTE......…...….3806............…...159.......……88%
BARCELONA...……...761...............…..127..............…..70%
MALAGA...………….3462............…….151.............…...81%
PALMA............……...586.........……......98...............….54%
TENERIFE .........….2712...............….170..............……..90%
GENEVA.........……..792.........………..50..................…...63%
Belfast City...…..…..6334............…….83........................71%
Edinburgh...…......….7362............…….97................…...82%
Glasgow......…...…..2682................…..61..................….78%.
Jersey......……...…..1257............……..48..................…..62%
Newcastle......…...…1087.........…..…...20.......................61%

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Old 11th Jun 2018, 19:46
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Originally Posted by OltonPete View Post
It seems like that from now on for summer and winter at CWL (original NQY -LGW was to change to the 175) but also worth noting that currently 195's at both listed for Manchester and BHX for their CDG route this winter.
It's possible that during winter some of the 195s will get swapped for 175s and the sun routes out of EXT/NWI and SOU will have less frequency as well i believe.
For Cardiff generally having 1 E195 does mean that the busier routes like Faro and Rome will still have that extra capacity many of the others are much more suited to the E175. 1 E195 and 2 E175s provides a good balance.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 07:13
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Cardiff Airport sees 15 months of consecutive growth! Rolling year is now 1.51 million.

https://www.cardiff-airport.com/news/2018/06/13/15-months-of-consecutive-growth-at-cardiff-airport/
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 13:07
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Easyjet

Just read a report from a Heathrow conference that EZY would look to start CWL-LHR flights should the expanded LHR go ahead. I think they’re crazy but hey they know better than me. Could just be a sale ploy to get the buy in for the regions though.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 13:26
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Be more credible if they said Flybe. Easyjet have zero interest in operating routes from Cardiff.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 16:53
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Be more credible if they said Flybe. Easyjet have zero interest in operating routes from Cardiff.
it was the chief commercial and strategy officer for EasyJet that said it not LHR - didn’t make that clear!

easyJet reveals routes for potential Heathrow base at anna.aero-RABA HubLab conference; 18 domestic destinations identified
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 22:04
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TUI have dropped Hurghada for winter 2018/19. It now starts in May 2019.
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 22:00
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CAA Stats April 2018
104,874 passengers passed through the airport up 9.5% on 2017.
The rolling year is 1,493,807 up 8.9% on this time in 2017. Atms were 1301 up 6.4%.

Domestic routes April 2018
Aberdeen 758 +11%
Anglesey 1299 +54%
Doncaster Sheffield 67
Edinburgh 9692 +17%
Farnborough 41
Glasgow 2463 +18%
Humberside 77
Jersey 1767 +13%
Leeds Bradford 3
Liverpool 81
Manchester 79
Newcastle 1032 -6%
Norwich 85

European routes April 2018
Brussels 19
Paphos 1497 +1%
Chambery 327
Paris CDG 7109 +33%
Pau 191
Tarbes-Lourdes 296 -33%
Berlin TXL 1177 -27%
Dusseldorf 328 +3%
Munich 1201 -23%
Cork 1179 -1%
Dublin 8914 +16%
Bergamo 146
Milan MXP 2002 -23%
Parma 86
Rome 1633
Venice 1069
Verona 396 -15%
Amsterdam 11997 +4%
Faro 6139 +18%
Alicante 9718 -3%
Barcelona 2974 +22%
Malaga 8194 24%
Palma de Mallorca 3614 +10%
Arrecife 3332
Las Palmas 1404 -24%
Tenerife South 5937 +4%
Akureyri 186
Keflavik 2
Geneva 356 -19%
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Old 22nd Jun 2018, 14:14
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Jet2s G-IFIT which ferries their management and engineers about was at Cardiff for 5 hours yesterday, landed from LBA at 08.50 and departed back at 13.55. Would be great to think that it was there bringing in Jet2 management for talks with the airport about a base!
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Old 23rd Jun 2018, 12:32
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CWL ROUTE DEVELOPMENT

I would love to see the continued success of growth at CWL but the infrastructure needs to be in place. I flew out a week ago the place was heaving with stag/hen parties making it difficult to find a seat once you got to the front of the queue to buy a drink!
Returned last evening had to wait 27 minutes for the baggage to be delivered on the arrival belt. We were the only arrival at that time of the day. I understand why there is a monopoly supplier there (numbers/turnarounds etc) but whilst everyone is busting their crown jewels to get more carriers into CWL Swissport or whoever needs to play their part.

It is great to have the local airport as your first choice but it needs to be taken to the next level to seriously compete with BRS
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Old 23rd Jun 2018, 15:01
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Great to hear that the airport is so busy but obviously not if you are queuing for food!

The Masterplan is supposed to come out this summer so it'll be interesting to see what terminal expansion plans there are and if there are plans for a new one. The current terminal is rated for a capacity of 3 million passengers a year i believe so to get to that the airport will probably need another LCC like Ryanair or Easyjet operating a significant network and someone like Jet2 also to come along and increase the passenger numbers! The ACC meeting i believe is on the 17th July so hopefully they'll release the masterplan around that time.
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