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Old 18th Apr 2024, 13:31
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Originally Posted by Letsflycwl
Freebird are also operating for TUI this year to AYT (under their own flight numbers not TUI)…..can someone not add this onto Wikipedia too as they seem to be missed off the list.
Is that not a rather daft comment to make? Firstly, you could always add it yourself so long as you reference it with adequate sources. Though it would probably get deleted anyway as they operate solely for TUI in conjunction with TUI's own route network. I don't necessarily disagree it should be there, but they're not listed on any other airports wiki page either on the routes they fly for TUI.

Good to see Play trying out Cardiff, however limited.
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 11:28
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See Loganair are pulling the SOU-GLA route as a result of direct competition from EZY on the same route. Also pulling the ABZ-NCL & MME flights too.

Be great if Loganair started CWL-GLA or a second daily CWL-EDI instead !!
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 15:47
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Originally Posted by Letsflycwl

Be great if Loganair started CWL-GLA or a second daily CWL-EDI instead !!
I admire your optimism. Short answer, not a chance. Long answer, read the press release and the reasons for cutting services.
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 16:35
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Originally Posted by L1011effoh
I admire your optimism. Short answer, not a chance. Long answer, read the press release and the reasons for cutting services.
The only possible way CWL will benefit from this is if it frees up at ATR76 to boost overall seat capacity.
Are CWL-EDI flights still booked to be the ERJ?
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 18:03
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Originally Posted by Letsflycwl
See Loganair are pulling the SOU-GLA route as a result of direct competition from EZY on the same route. Also pulling the ABZ-NCL & MME flights too.

Be great if Loganair started CWL-GLA or a second daily CWL-EDI instead !!
They're doing it because Loganair have been an operational shambles for the last 12 months. The cancellations will be firebreaks in the schedule or to free up an operational spare
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Old 28th Apr 2024, 20:36
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There's a nice sense of irony here. On one hand people defend Cardiff Airport by blaming it having an economically poor catchment area, whilst on the other hand celebrate a new service to one of Europe's most expensive tourist destinations.

Either these same people need to accept this new service will be a short-term disaster due to Iceland (and even the US if you're talking about connections) being too expensive for the poor people in the South Wales valleys, or accept the catchment area reason is simply an excuse and people will happily travel to an airport out of their way if the price is right and it's easy to use.
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Old 29th Apr 2024, 06:55
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or accept the catchment area reason is simply an excuse and people will happily travel to an airport out of their way if the price is right and it's easy to use.
This is the most sensible reason.
Based on BRS masterplan that said 20% of its passengers come from South Wales, which if still accurate in 2024 is about 2m passengers.

What is unique about Play is although EZY compete to Iceland, there's no competition from BRS on flights to the US, so they may attract people from the Southwest.
This route could go either way, will be interesting to see what happens with it.
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Old 29th Apr 2024, 07:22
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Originally Posted by caaardiff
This is the most sensible reason.
Based on BRS masterplan that said 20% of its passengers come from South Wales, which if still accurate in 2024 is about 2m passengers.

What is unique about Play is although EZY compete to Iceland, there's no competition from BRS on flights to the US, so they may attract people from the Southwest.
This route could go either way, will be interesting to see what happens with it.
I would suggest that, given the short season that Play are offering, the market they believe they have identified is the short break / Northern Lights one, not the North America hub over KEF.

Its a bit of a stretch at this stage to start getting exited about USA connections which would only become a serious opportunity should the service be extended to year round.
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Old 29th Apr 2024, 07:43
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Originally Posted by ATNotts
I would suggest that, given the short season that Play are offering, the market they believe they have identified is the short break / Northern Lights one, not the North America hub over KEF.

Its a bit of a stretch at this stage to start getting exited about USA connections which would only become a serious opportunity should the service be extended to year round.
It's a bit of a bizarre schedule of random days over a 6 week period. Who know what they're aiming for? The schedule covers two big football games between Wales and Iceland but if they were just targeting them then why not just put special football flights on?
Agreed the short break market will be the primary demand for the route but it does open up new opportunities. Although when WOW operated from BRS the connections weren't all that popular.
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Old 10th May 2024, 08:39
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With all these new routes to/from Turkey I’m surprised CWL has missed out. SunExpress, Pegasus, Corendon etc,

Turkey is a popular destination from CWL and has been for many years. I wonder if CWL have actively tried to secure a new airline like one of these?
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Old 18th May 2024, 23:30
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Glad to see that the year on year passenger numbers (terminal/transit) were up 30% for March. From a low base granted but one of the highest figures UK wide. A few more destinations/increased frequency and I think the habit of travelling from Cardiff will return to many.

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Old 28th May 2024, 21:16
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Air Europa flights

What is the reason for the Air Europa flights to/from Madrid this weekend. Showing on arrivals/departure screen as 4 flights in and 2 flights out…..any reason as to why ?
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Old 28th May 2024, 21:32
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Champions league flights for the final
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Old 28th May 2024, 21:34
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Champions league flights for the final
Wow bit of a trek from CWL to Wembley, long day indeed……
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Old 28th May 2024, 21:45
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Originally Posted by Letsflycwl
Wow bit of a trek from CWL to Wembley, long day indeed……
Indeed assuming it's just a capacity thing, and Cardiff was an alternative
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Champions League

Originally Posted by Letsflycwl
Wow bit of a trek from CWL to Wembley, long day indeed……
BHX have agreed to have a few (if they turn up) but I would imagine like the South East, BHX is busy with their own pax to take too many but at the departure timing helps as nothing outbound at that timer of the night.

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