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Old 24th May 2021, 17:03
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Yep they have! Something has obviously changed for them to return.
Hopefully the airport will have some more surprises for us over the summer!
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Old 24th May 2021, 17:10
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Always baffled me as to why no one picked up the EDI routes when BE had 2/3 per day. At least one is better than nil.

Could we see the return of GLA someday soon too ?

Just leaves CDG and JER now then.
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Old 24th May 2021, 18:02
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I generally can't see Glasgow and Paris returning for a while but maybe Jersey could be a surprise!
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Old 24th May 2021, 18:14
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With BHD being pulled from GLA there may be a chance to take some capacity from GLA with LM.

Regardless it's good to see an understandably important route back for the region and I have no doubt this will be built upon from here!
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Old 24th May 2021, 21:03
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Domestic CWL come and go. This will be no different. Use it or lose it I say. Though these routes normally need very competitive fares, which LM, in the main, are not renowned for.
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Old 26th May 2021, 09:24
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Interesting interview with the CEO of WizzAir UK.
This comment suggests more to come from them hopefully.
"We don't start a base with an intention of just being one aircraft, it's not an efficient thing to have, we want to be a minimum three, maybe five aircraft."
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bus...t-20673207.amp
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Old 26th May 2021, 09:50
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Interesting and great write up there, let’s hope this all happens once the pandemic starts to calm and restrictions ease. Be great to have an additional aircraft and a splatter of additional destinations.....I’m guessing the likes of LPA & FUE in the Canaries be main contenders.
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Old 26th May 2021, 10:33
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Only time will tell but I'd expect Spain, Turkey, Italy and maybe Bulgaria to be added to with maybe a few surprise destinations.
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Old 26th May 2021, 14:19
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I wonder if any city break destinations could/would be added like PRG or BUD ? PRG was very popular in BMI baby days.
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Old 26th May 2021, 15:09
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Elsewhere it's been rumoured that eventually they want to see 3 aircraft based at Cardiff and between 15 to 20 routes. In the article Flybe routes were mentioned so possibly Paris and maybe routes to Italy? Routes further afield was mentioned in the article. Furthest route is Sharm so could Abu Dhabi be possible? It'll be interesting to see what Wizz add.
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Old 26th May 2021, 18:57
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Would the likes of VCE, VRN, FCO, LIN, MUC also fit in with the Wizz network ? These were the longer of the old Flybe routes that were served.

BHD has gone to Eastern and Aer Lingus, DUB to Aer Lingus and EDI now to Loganair so that just leaves CDG, ORK, GVA & CMF unserved since the Flybe collapse....I’m not sure Wizz would go to these so assume any possible new destinations would be a bit further afield.....

Remember when someone added all those Wizz “destinations” on Wikipedia back in February?? Quite a few were listed including AUH and a mix of beach and city destinations too
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Old 27th May 2021, 05:50
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would AUH be viable though? Only limited connections to the Wizz network and would the travelling public be up for doing a self connection for long haul? Shame Wizz are not working with EY to connect at AUH from secondary airports. Certainly interesting times ahead though.

It’s good to see a based LCC opening at CWL again.
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Old 27th May 2021, 16:50
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AUH with Wizz ex CWL is a non-starter.
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Old 27th May 2021, 17:50
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Didn’t people say the same about QR to DOH ?? Although I imagine if they do expand it will be Greece, Turkey & Spain. Maybe some city destinations too but good to read Wizz comments and commitment to CWL so let’s hope the population use them where they can.
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Old 27th May 2021, 18:02
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No idea. I think we'll have to see how Sharm el Sheikh does with them. IF it did I can't see it being more than 2 weekly and potentially just as focused to inbound traffic as outbound.
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Old 27th May 2021, 18:03
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Probably could add Italy and Bulgaria to that as well.
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Old 27th May 2021, 19:44
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AUH is a non starter because it is not a destination, it's a transit point. Dose of realism required.
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Old 27th May 2021, 19:48
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I expect that one of the reasons Wizz have launched a base there is to help turn it into a destination.
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Old 27th May 2021, 20:56
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Should/as/when a base increase happens I’d love to see places like PRG, BUD, KRK and KEF for the winter weekend breaks along with the additional bucket and spades routes. Fingers crossed there will be a good relationship between CWL & Wizz going forward.
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Old 27th May 2021, 21:19
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Good to see BHD restored
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