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Old 18th Feb 2021, 21:17
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About 100,000 passengers a year. Pretty sure that EI doesn't serve Exeter to Dublin. I suspect that they'll probably want CWLs former passengers to go to them at Bristol same with Ryanair.
But I'm not 100% sure but I don't think that it came up as sold out before but was just blank.
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Old 18th Feb 2021, 22:20
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EI are due to start BHD-EXT-BHD this summer and agree about the EI booking engine used to be just blank but it’s now saying “sold out” so god knows the plans if any there !!

I also would have thought Eastern would have shown more interest with CWL, I know they’ve added BHD but that’s just to utilise the based J41 that does the VLY sectors.
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Old 18th Feb 2021, 23:21
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Small thing is that BHD-EXT-BHD has actually be operating for a good while now. I was however surprised to see it over CWL with EIR/STK when it was first launched.
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Old 18th Feb 2021, 23:21
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Easterns focus seems to be on Southampton.
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Old 21st Feb 2021, 16:49
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I know it’s Wikipedia but someone has updated quite a few new Wizz destinations from CWL as of December onwards this year......anyone any ideas ?
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Old 21st Feb 2021, 17:01
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Someone seems to have gone to a lot of effort!
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Old 21st Feb 2021, 17:04
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Yeah I agree there and all seem to be current Wizz destinations already......is something in the pipeline or is this wishful thinking ?

AUH, BUD, KIV, EIN, LIS, MXP, SOF, TKU & WAW......all currently big bases for Wizz.

Plus all seem to be quite date specific too for December onwards.

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Old 21st Feb 2021, 17:27
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I wouldn't hold your breath given that absolutely anyone can edit Wikipedia...

And some of those routes are just absolutely never gonna work at CWL.

End.

Notably the person who has gone to "all the effort" hasn't reciprocated it on the destination airport Wikipedia pages.
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Old 21st Feb 2021, 17:30
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I checked the app and nothing had changed. I suppose only time will tell if it's someone messing about. The destinations are interesting.
Abu Dhabi, Budapest, Chisinau, Eindhoven, Lisbon, Milan, Sofia, Turku and Warsaw.
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Old 21st Feb 2021, 17:33
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All current Wizz destinations and some being main Wizz bases. Someone has spent quite a bit of time being date specific so as you say time will tell or someone has been extremely bored today !!

Out of curiosity though have Wizz released Winter 2021-2022 schedule yet or any phase of it ?

ALL OF THESE HAVE NOW BEEN REMOVED FROM WIKIPEDIA AS QUICK AS THEY APPEARED

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Old 21st Feb 2021, 18:02
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Winter is onsale but Wizz do seem to add extra as they go and some of these destinations are plausible especially if you look at Cardiff potentially being an inbound destination and to attract from over the bridge. But Turku a port city in SW Finland? Chisinau? Sofia? Lisbon? Those are head scratchers for me.
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Old 21st Feb 2021, 18:22
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BUD, MXP, WAW would work I guess, SOF is winter may work too giving Bulgaria and “cheaper than Alps”. LIS would work possibly in summer - didn’t BMI baby announce LIS too then pulled the lid on it. Plus all of these supposedly added destinations are all current Wizz bases too. Bit would have thought more bucket & spade destinations be better gamble for Wizz.

AUH - who knows if this would be successful given current COVID, EIN - too close to AMS really and as you say KIV & TKU quite a bizarre choice.
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Old 21st Feb 2021, 18:44
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If they were going to add anything I'd have thought Malta would be in there considering the entire SW UK has no Malta flights! It's no doubt someone messing about!
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Old 23rd Feb 2021, 23:16
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Wizz @ CWL

It seems that all the new Wizz flights from CWL up to 17th May are showing as “sold out”

With the full schedule then on offer from 18th May onwards.

They’re assuming the WG roadmap will follow Boris’ version of events...

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Old 24th Feb 2021, 11:09
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I'm feeling more optimistic on summer holidays than I have in quite a while. Recent government announcements have been less on quarantines and more on opening up.
On Welsh government restrictions, it would be very strange if they didn't follow England given the number of Welsh people who use Bristol/ Birmingham/ Manchester/ Liverpool/ Heathrow. Wales isn't Scotland in that regard. Still, I can't see the services starting in May and later in the summer seems more likely.

I don't know why people earlier in the week were talking about some edits on Wikipedia either. Anyone can edit it and put what they like. I could edit it right now to say that American were starting JFK or Qantas a direct route to Perth. It doesn't take a lot of effort and can be done in less than a minute. There are clearly some more feasible routes in that list (Possibly Lisbon during summer and Budapest/ Warsaw before we left the EU) and some less feasible (Turku and Chisnau strike me as the complete opposite of feasible). However, until something comes from a real source, I don't see the point of posting it.
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 13:59
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Launch of the Wizz base now put back to mid May.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 11:13
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The Welsh government will give Cardiff Airport a grant of £42.6 million and has written off the same amount from the airports debt to secure the long term future of the airport.

https://gov.wales/written-statement-...ardiff-airport
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 12:18
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Blimey...jaw dropping amounts of long suffering taxpayers £££ lost there then...

So how much will each Wizz customer flying to the sun be subsidised by?
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 12:45
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The airport company isn't just about passengers to the sun. If it collapses what happens to BAMC? Global Trek? Caerdav? E cube? All the businesses that rely on it like hotels, pubs, car parks etc.
Also the airport sector in England has had £100 million of support, Scotland £34 million from the Scottish government and EU if I've read it correctly and N. Irish airports £10 million from the Northern Ireland government. The Welsh government obviously value the airport business to secure its future in such a big way.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 13:09
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To quote the £100m for English Airports is slightly disingenuous which perhaps is why the statement includes it.

The statement also calls for the airport to be "restructured" so not really a vote on the viability for the future as things stand.

BAMC requirements would be just the runway & not a terminal building requiring massive tax payer subsidy set to enrich boardrooms in other lands perhaps.
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