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Old 24th Jul 2018, 20:06
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The apparent £1 Million per year, out of the Welsh budget is hardly a lot if it is promoting Wales on the world stage. The money made from the new tourists flying directly to Wales will surely make it extremely worthwhile. Why the hostility? Wales has a global connection, a scheduled, year round, long haul route. Some folk need to suck it up. QR are in it for the long term. They will at least be there until the other side of Qatar 2022. The route will mop up the over spill from English routes during that world cup. If Wales qualify then even better news. By that time the route will be established and holding its own.
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Old 24th Jul 2018, 20:12
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EDI has always been hit and miss with loads sometimes down to low 60s loads at the outset and has still blundered on with QR chucking everything at it (special specific discount offers, varying frequency, and more recently A350 advertising) so CWL might be no different. Its a good product and with OW opportunities so no reason it cant be built on.
The EDI 'fanboys' are no better in this respect.
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 19:04
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If anyone is interested this is a link to a PDF brochure of the airports Masterplan
https://www.cardiff-airport.com/uplo...20brochure.pdf
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 21:59
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So far this is what Flybe have released in Phase 1 of their summer 2019 compared to 2018
Dublin 15 weekly 2018, 14 weekly for 2019 -1 weekly flight there is a slot for a 15th flight on Fridays
Edniburgh 13 weekly 2018, 17 weekly for 2019 +4 weekly flights
Belfast City 11 weekly 2018, 11 weekly for 2019 no change
Paris CDG 10 weekly 2018, 10 weekly for 2019 no change
Faro 5 weekly 2018, 4 weekly for 2019 -1 weekly flight plus the aircraft type changes from all E195 to all E175
Glasgow 4 weekly 2018, 5 weekly for 2019 +1 weekly flight
Jersey 4 weekly 2018, 2 weekly for 2019 -2 weekly flights
Cork 2 weekly 2018, 2 weekly for 2019 no change
Milan 3 weekly 2018, 2 weekly for 2019 -1 weekly flight
Munich 2 weekly 2018, 2 weekly for 2019 no change
Rome FCO 2 weekly 2018, 2 weekly for 2019 no change
Venice 2 weekly 2018, 2 weekly for 2019 no change
Verona 2 weekly 2018, 2 weekly for 2019 no change but will only operate 1 weekly in April
Berlin 2 weekly 2018, not onsale for 2019 though there is room for it
Dusseldorf 1 weekly 2018, not onsale 2019 though there is room for it
Geneva 1 weekly just for April in 2019
Chambery 1 weekly just for April 2019
For 2018 there is a total of 78 weekly flights onsale, for 2019 so far we have 75 weekly flights onsale after the phase 1 release with aircraft changing from 1 E195 and 2 E175s to 3 E175s.
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 11:38
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KLM will go down to 2 daily flights Monday to Saturday and 1 flight on a Sunday between 3rd September and 26th October with no evening flight. I believe it's due to runway works at Schipol?
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 14:29
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CAA stats for June 2018
181,292 people used the airport in June down 2% the rolling year was 1,507,827 up 6.7%
Air transport movements were 1707 down 5.4%.
The - will be down to the Champions league final.
And the Doha route saw 4491 passengers use it in June.
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 14:50
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based on the number of flights in June, what would be the estimated load factor for CWL-DOH?
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 15:03
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They had 52 flights in June so the average was 86
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 15:31
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Good to note the significant increase with passenger figures since for this second month of operation and with it just being start of the main summer season these are hopefully bound to increase further.
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 16:05
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Also 158 tonnes of freight went through the airport as well.
Another thing to note is Amsterdam grew 6% to over 12,000 passengers in June.
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 16:16
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Originally Posted by flyerboy View Post
They had 52 flights in June so the average was 86
There were only 4 days where the route didn't operate in June? Is that right?
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 16:48
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Originally Posted by caaardiff View Post
There were only 4 days where the route didn't operate in June? Is that right?
Yes that's correct.
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Old 31st Jul 2018, 00:52
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Originally Posted by PDXCWL45 View Post
And the Doha route saw 4491 passengers use it in June.
no bad considering second month of operation. BHX has 7186 so deffo moving in right direction
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 11:01
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Disappointing' foreign tourist visits despite £5m campaign.

"According to Mr Calder Wales is standing still as a holiday destination compared to London and Scotland despite a £5 million campaign with visitor spending dropping by 17%.
Mr Calder said the lack of flights from major countries meant Wales was regarded as "an add on" to a trip to England rather than a destination in its own right".
To be fair to him he's probably right as Wales doesn't have the geographical position or the same sort of profile that Scotland has nor does it have the major airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet flying into it and thus promoting it as a destination.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45060541
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 11:19
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Mr Calder master of statements of the obvious !

However rather misses the fact that a significant number of overseas visitors drive and drag their home behind them especially from the low countries and quite few fly also in via Manchester.

The Chinese especially then go to Chester and day trip the coast and mountains then on to York and Edinburgh and off home .

Wales major castles are primarily in the North West whilst the far south west is exceptionally picturesque itís difficult enough to get to for much of our own domestic market !



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Old 5th Aug 2018, 12:47
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Originally Posted by bycrewlgw View Post


no bad considering second month of operation. BHX has 7186 so deffo moving in right direction
And if you cant get bums on seats in summer, when can you...
Interesting to see if they can get sustained month on month increases. A colleague flew on a half full QR A350 (albeit from EDI) and said it was a great product for a one stop from Melbourne.
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 13:20
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Originally Posted by Rutan16 View Post
Mr Calder master of statements of the obvious !

However rather misses the fact that a significant number of overseas visitors drive and drag their home behind them especially from the low countries and quite few fly also in via Manchester.

The Chinese especially then go to Chester and day trip the coast and mountains then on to York and Edinburgh and off home .

Wales major castles are primarily in the North West whilst the far south west is exceptionally picturesque itís difficult enough to get to for much of our own domestic market !



The major foreign markets that need developing is Europe especially the Med and Germany to encourage people to fly directly into Wales and holiday in the whole country and spend their money here!
Castle wise Wales is covered with them, big and little as a result of the Norman conquest.
As for South West Wales it's not that bad to get to, a 2 hour drive from Cardiff and there are plenty of regular train services.
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 13:29
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Originally Posted by VickersVicount View Post

And if you cant get bums on seats in summer, when can you...
Interesting to see if they can get sustained month on month increases. A colleague flew on a half full QR A350 (albeit from EDI) and said it was a great product for a one stop from Melbourne.
have flown them to and from Australia many times. They have a great product in both biz and economy. DOH is a great airport to transfer through too. Will avoid DXB at all costs
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Old 6th Aug 2018, 21:19
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Do we know the comparitive load factors specifically for QR on their UK routes for June now including the CWL service?
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Old 6th Aug 2018, 21:42
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Originally Posted by VickersVicount View Post
Do we know the comparitive load factors specifically for QR on their UK routes for June now including the CWL service?
BHX 47%
Edinburgh 74%
Manchester 64%
Cardiff 34%
That's of seats sold for the month of June.
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