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Old 29th Nov 2017, 16:22
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The 736 is about the only 737 variant that KLM don't have! (or ever have), AFAIK.

FR24 showed SOU as receiving 737's a few days ago, but Embraers turned-up as usual - so I think it's a glich.
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 19:07
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I've checked in for my morning flight to Cardiff from Amsterdam tomorrow and it's down as an E175. It's a shame but not surprising.
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 20:35
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CAA stats are in for October 2017.
134,349 passengers passed through the airport during the month up 4.1% on last year. The rolling year was 1,455,115 up 9.2% on this time last year. Atm's 1518 down 2.2% on last year with the rolling year at 17,019 up 8% on this time last year.
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 20:36
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Top 5 routes for October 2017
1. Amsterdam 12,021
2. Palma de Mallorca 11,383
3. Dublin 10,583
4. Tenerife South 10,419
5. Alicante 10,381

Top 5 with the most growth for October 2017
1. Berlin TXL +116%
2. Anglesey +60%
3. Reus +50%
4. Heraklion +30%
5. Tenerife South +21%
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 20:39
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Iberia Express Madrid route will start again in June frequency unknown at the moment with flights supposed to be onsale from next week.
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Old 10th Dec 2017, 20:58
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We had 6 British Airways diverts in this evening.....A319, A320 & A321ís all parked up.....

Shame no widebodies but great to see CWL being used as a divert airport
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Old 11th Dec 2017, 02:45
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Was told last night cwl would not get any widebodies as wx conditions for the runway was not suitable for loaded widebodies. Most of the lhr diverted widebodies went to mainland Europe.
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Old 11th Dec 2017, 09:47
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Reported elsewhere that CWL did want to accept a JFK-LHR flight that went into the hold above CWL but it decided to divert to Dublin because it was to heavy to land in the conditions.
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Old 11th Dec 2017, 21:44
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Itís been reported elsewhere that Iberia Express are expected to return for Summer 2018 with the MAD-CWL-MAD route operates with A320 aircraft - canít see it showing at present on their schedule but good news there as loads were quite reasonable and promising for a new route.
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Old 12th Dec 2017, 11:25
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It's good news for Cardiff. Cardiff needs the route to work and grow to attract other carriers on other city routes.

So far 2018 is looking like a good year for the airport with 4 new/returned routes, a daily wide bodied flight and some new one off charters as well and hopefully more to come from Flybe!
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 14:40
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Iberia Express Madrid route will start again on the 14th June every Thursday and Sunday.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 14:45
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Itís great to have Iberia Express back & would have been surprised if they didnít return in all honesty.

So whatís new so far for 2018?
> QR to DOH
> BE to VCE
> MT to AYT
> TOM to HRG

Plus BE to GCI & now IB to MAD returning.....letís hope there is more to come.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 16:17
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There is still a slot in Flybe's schedule on Wednesdays for an E175. I roughly calculated the block time as suitable for as far Bordeaux maybe Inverness or Hamburg or the Rhine area. Though they could use it for an extra rotation for say Dublin or Dusseldorf or Edinburgh maybe. Case of wait and see.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 16:35
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A regional French destination would be a good fit for BE and CWL.

I have always said something like BOD, NCE, MRS, LRH or EGC would be good.

Plus also ideal range for the Embraer aircraft too.

Would also like PRG or MJV bacon on the departure boards as were very popular with BMI baby.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 18:23
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It would be nice to have a new French destination so fingers crossed!

Also Cardiff to Naples is Skyscanner's Unserved Route of the Week with 20,000 annual searches.
Next Italian destination for Flybe maybe? Or would even TUI consider a weekly service? Other options from the Naples end would be Easyjet it's biggest carrier or Ryanair it's second biggest carrier.
http://www.anna.aero/2017/12/13/car....4876a-86828221
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 18:45
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NAP ? Would have never thought that as being towards the top of the list of destinations. Would assume TUI more than BE ? Or even better FR who seem to be happy just to plod on with TFS & FAO (which is great donít get me wrong) but would have thought theyíd have tested the water with another destination.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 19:10
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I'm going as Dusseldorf for the Wednesday flight
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 21:24
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A once weekly flights to Duaseldorf? What on earth would be the point?!

Maybe Flybe can take note from Skyscanner and use the slot for a weekly hop down to Naples.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 23:45
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Originally Posted by Callum Paterson View Post
A once weekly flights to Duaseldorf? What on earth would be the point?!

Maybe Flybe can take note from Skyscanner and use the slot for a weekly hop down to Naples.
There is already a weekly flight to Dusseldorf on Saturdays. So if Dusseldorf filled the gap it would go up to 2 weekly. I also believe a German tour operator takes an allocation on the flight as well.
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Old 16th Dec 2017, 17:26
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Superbreak have added more one off packages for Summer 18 and Winter 18 for Cardiff Airport.

At the moment this is what's on sale for Cardiff.

Montenegro, Croatia and Adriatic Coast. 3 night break departs 21st September and return the24th September.

Malta: Mdina and Gozo. 4 night stay depart 4th June and return 8th June.

Madeira: Funchal & Island experience. 7 nightstay departing 2nd November and returning 9th November.

http://www.superbreak.com/flight-ho...publishers&utm_campaign=AW85386&stop_mobi=yes
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