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Old 19th Dec 2017, 01:58
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But KEF is merely Icelandair's hub for their route network to/from N. America and I don't believe CWL is served by Aer Lingus.

I guess we will see in the future but I'd be very shocked and surprised if KLM left the airport over the arrival of Qatar and any future growth especially as KLM and Air France and partners are expanding their offerings from CWL with the new Jet Airways codeshare and expanded Air France codeshares on Flybe's CDG service.
Well Flybe codesharing with AF reduces the AF pax that may have codeshared on KL, when I travelled AF CWL/SIN I had no other choice than to route CWL/AMS/CDG/SIN.

KLM take their Asian market very seriously, until a year or so back they were the only carrier offering direct services between Europe and the Philippines, now there is another carrier but they're [email protected]! ... And a third if IST is considered to be in Europe!

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Old 19th Dec 2017, 13:51
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It depends how you do your measuring Harry.

AMS from Cardiff is not the quickest or indeed best route to the Philippines.

If you have done the trip to Asia many times over 20 years you will know the old flag carriers such as KLM are poor on service and high on price. If I was in Cardiff heading for Asia, as the old joke goes,I would not start from here.
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Old 19th Dec 2017, 13:56
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Flybe have filled the gap in their schedule on Wednesdays with an afternoon flight to Jersey. Jersey will be 4 weekly for Summer 18.
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Old 19th Dec 2017, 15:43
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the second tui flight long haul departed cwl today for montego bay. they will have a nice Christmas weather wise. the first long haul was to Barbados a few weeks ago now.
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Old 19th Dec 2017, 22:08
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Jay Sata,

KLM can be hit or miss on service, I've had some good flights with them and some not so good, I still recall when they withdrew serving beer in European economy class, that flight I was actually ticketed with Ukraine International (who are very generous when it comes to serving beer) and I subsequently complained to UIA that if they are to codeshare then to please ensure that their codesharers offer a similar level of service as they themselves offer.

The time, from CWL, I was doing an open-jaw return, outward to SIN and return from MNL and it was some 200 cheaper if I booked the outward with AF and routed via CDG that on KL direct AMS/SIN ... You think KL are bad to Asia ... You ain't seen nothing, AF are even worse!

But in those days there was no other choice from CWL (that I could get to from my then home in 10 minutes on a bus), KLM can be pricey but the fare then was quite reasonable and wouldn't have made it worth my while to route from LHR or BHX or wherever.

When I finally emigrated six years ago I flew Cathay LHR/HKG/CEB, I love Cathay
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Old 20th Dec 2017, 02:10
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I agree with you re Cathay Harry. I make a point of avoiding flag carriers such as Air France plus all the major US airlines.

To get from Rhoose to your home means you must have lived in Barry or Llantwit.
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Old 20th Dec 2017, 02:13
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My house was 4 doors away from Tesco's in Barry, just a walk across the road and a bus stop to the airport.
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Old 20th Dec 2017, 02:27
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I've had many a pint in the Highwayman after parking my aircraft near the old Cambrian hangar. I lived in Flemingston and learnt to fly at Rhoose. Small world :-)

Cardiff is a decent sized airport compared to Norwich and I am glad the Welsh Government bought it back.
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Old 20th Dec 2017, 02:44
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My passion was/is map reading, navigation etc. and of a Sunday we would do a crawl around the country lanes of the Vale with an ordnance survey map of PH's in hand
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Old 20th Dec 2017, 03:13
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You must have had a few in here Harry.



I was a founder member of the Cardiff Wales Flying Club. We would fly down to Guernsey for the weekend and return Sunday evening followed by a few pints at the Blue.
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Old 20th Dec 2017, 03:16
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I've cracked my bl00dy head on the ceilings in there a few times
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Old 20th Dec 2017, 10:10
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.....only when the thatch isn't on fire.
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Old 20th Dec 2017, 11:02
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I must say I am pleased the airport is back in public ownership.
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 18:22
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CAA stats for November 2017 are out.

The airport saw 77,830 passengers through the airport up 8.1% on 2016. The rolling year was 1,456,934 up 9.1% on 2016. Atm's were 1096 down 5.2% on 2016 with the rolling year 16,959 up 7.1% on 2016.

Top 5 destinations for November 2017

1. Amsterdam 12,129

2. Edinburgh 8423

3. Dublin 7708

4. Tenerife South 7498

5. Alicante 5836



Top 5 destinations by percentage growth

1. Belfast City +58%

2. Jersey +55%

3. Berlin TXL +52%

4. Paris CDG +37%

5. Anglesey +36%
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Old 4th Jan 2018, 15:02
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TUI have added a weekly Antalya for summer 2018 from 21st May on Mondays. The flight will be with a non based carrier like the Friday Dalaman.
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Old 4th Jan 2018, 16:26
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This is rumoured to be with SunExpress with a B737-800 to/from both AYT & DLM
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Old 4th Jan 2018, 17:43
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Be nice to see a new airline at CWL. Don't think SunExpress have served CWL before.
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Old 4th Jan 2018, 17:53
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I think they’ve done one summer previously a few years back but agree it’s nice to have a new airline on the boards. Also good to see the Turkish market taking back off again, so many Turkish airlines have operated through CWL, notably Onur Air, Sunways, Pegasus, SAGA Airlines and Freebird, so welcome back SunExpress
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 20:35
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Qatar Airways have vacancies for Airport services agent, senior airport services agent, Airport services supervisor, Airport Services Manager and Airport services Duty officer. All are for Cardiff Airport and on their website.
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 04:03
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That's funny ... So they need a Airport Services Manager to oversee an Airport Services Supervisor to oversee an Airport Services Duty Officer to oversee a Senior Airport Services Agent to oversee an Airport Services Agent and presumably all of these shall be overseeing the handling agent.

Ever heard of the saying 'Too many chiefs and not enough Indians"? ... And for how many flights each week?
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