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Old 8th Apr 2022, 18:51
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So here we are, finally with a Wizz base. After the build up of about two years, you'd think today CWL would be using this as a perfect opportunity to plaster social media with all the fanfare, yet it's been silent, save for a single post this morning saying they had doughnuts and coffee. I've said this before and I'll say it again, CWL needs a new Social Media/PR team.
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Old 8th Apr 2022, 19:30
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Originally Posted by CWL757 View Post
So here we are, finally with a Wizz base. After the build up of about two years, you'd think today CWL would be using this as a perfect opportunity to plaster social media with all the fanfare, yet it's been silent, save for a single post this morning saying they had doughnuts and coffee. I've said this before and I'll say it again, CWL needs a new Social Media/PR team.
Very well said…….you’d have thought there be something on the airport website including pics. CWL media team is pretty naff really….this is BIG news for CWL yet nothing really other than that one post.

Look at BRS with the Jet2 base and compare that news to our own great news !!


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Old 8th Apr 2022, 20:21
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Originally Posted by Letsflycwl View Post
Very well said…….you’d have thought there be something on the airport website including pics. CWL media team is pretty naff really….this is BIG news for CWL yet nothing really other than that one post.

Look at BRS with the Jet2 base and compare that news to our own great news !!
totally agree. News aside, always thought the website is a bit ‘school project’ type site. Not sure it’s fits the image they want to portray
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Old 8th Apr 2022, 21:28
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Originally Posted by bycrewlgw View Post
totally agree. News aside, always thought the website is a bit ‘school project’ type site. Not sure it’s fits the image they want to portray
Wizz at CWL is big news, been lots of publicity in the press and on social media but pretty naff coverage on CWL website…..hardly ever gets updated. With the start of flights today you’d have expected a big fanfare and official pics/comments.
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Old 27th Apr 2022, 17:59
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Wizz

Anyone how what the load factors are like for the Wizz flights? Be interesting to see the footfall increase at CWL (I know this doesn’t have a bearing on yield or profitability) just interested in pax numbers. Cheers.
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Old 27th Apr 2022, 18:36
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Originally Posted by bycrewlgw View Post
Anyone how what the load factors are like for the Wizz flights? Be interesting to see the footfall increase at CWL (I know this doesn’t have a bearing on yield or profitability) just interested in pax numbers. Cheers.
just going from word of mouth, they've been excellent for the most part. Don't have any stats to back that up though unfortunately
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Old 27th Apr 2022, 18:42
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Originally Posted by CWL757 View Post
just going from word of mouth, they've been excellent for the most part. Don't have any stats to back that up though unfortunately
great thanks for that mate. Really hope they make some money at CWL and hang around.
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Old 29th Apr 2022, 20:04
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Does anybody know why there have been a lot of cancelled KLM flights over the last week or so. Is this to do with poor sales?
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Old 29th Apr 2022, 20:10
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I understand that it has been a combination of runway restrictions due maintenance and a strike by some staff. I'm happy to be corrected if I've misunderstood the reasons.
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Old 29th Apr 2022, 20:25
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The airport operator of Amsterdam is asking all airlines to cancel flights (mainly weekend flights) to ease the pressure on the airport. Lack of staff (ground handling, car parking, baggage handling, passenger security) caused disruptions and the worst of it is expected on this weekend. Not a good sign before the summer peak period. Apparently most airlines/airports are having serious staffing issues, aka the icecream licks back.
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Does anyone know the number of wizz aircraft based here initially?
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Old 10th May 2022, 13:32
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Originally Posted by MikeKilo2 View Post
Does anyone know the number of wizz aircraft based here initially?
CWL is a single aircraft base
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Old 16th May 2022, 15:07
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Is this the end of Eastern at CWL ? It has been reported that they have removed the BHD flight from their schedule.

So does this mean no VLY being reinstated as the BHD service used the based J41 aircraft ?

I wonder if EI Regional will start BHD as a replacement as they were due to start before Stobart collapsed.

Or would Flybe be interested ??

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Old 16th May 2022, 19:57
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A route with no competition would be good for FlyBe.
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Old 16th May 2022, 21:55
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Originally Posted by SealinkBF View Post
A route with no competition would be good for FlyBe.
Kind of agree with you there….was expecting Flybe to announce it as one of their launch routes & shocked they did not. As you say a popular route with no competition 🤔
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Old 17th May 2022, 12:31
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Originally Posted by Letsflycwl View Post
So does this mean no VLY being reinstated as the BHD service used the based J41 aircraft ?
The CWL-VLY route was apparently under review because of "environmental concerns and changes in how people work" according to this BBC article.

The Labour-controlled Welsh Assembly promised an update would be given when possible, but so far nothing has been forthcoming (no surprise there!) - t
he Conservatives have been pushing for it to be reinstated, however the PSO contract itself is up for renewal next year so I personally can't/don't see it returning before then.
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Old 26th May 2022, 12:53
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Eurowings are ending their PRG-BRS route as of mid June. Most probably due to EZY competition on the same sector.

Wishful thinking that CWL have enticed them here instead with no competition at all. BMI baby did quite well on the PRG route back in the days.
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Old 28th May 2022, 22:11
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Seen this on the LGW Facebook page about Norse Atlantic visiting CWL tomorrow (29th May)….just in case anyone is interested

“Tomorrow at approx 1500 I will be flying in the first ever Norse Atlantic Airways 787 into LGW. G-CKOF.
We fly from Newquay to Cardiff to LGW in the early afternoon”
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Old 5th Jun 2022, 19:37
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I wonder if Qatar Airways are going to return for the Football World Cup with the final being held in DOH…..wishful thinking it possibility??
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Old 5th Jun 2022, 20:34
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Originally Posted by Letsflycwl View Post
I wonder if Qatar Airways are going to return for the Football World Cup with the final being held in DOH…..wishful thinking it possibility??
They might fly Wales home after they win the world cup !
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