It is currently Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:38 am


Cardiff airport

if it's about Cardiff.. Sport, Entertainment, Transportation, Business, Development Projects, Leisure, Eating, Drinking, Nightlife, Shopping, Train Spotting! etc.. then we want it here!
  • Author
  • Message
Offline

Lewisbeecham

  • Posts: 234
  • Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:44 am

Re: Cardiff airport

PostFri Dec 22, 2017 11:47 am

Over the festive period (2 weeks) Cardiff Airport is having its busiest period for 7 years expecting to handle over 30,000 passengers. Passenger numbers for 2017 are expected to have increased 10% from 2016.

Very encouraging!
Offline

Cwlcymro

  • Posts: 41
  • Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:17 am

Re: Cardiff airport

PostFri Dec 22, 2017 2:24 pm

Lewisbeecham wrote:I made a multi-city search earlier, Cardiff > Singapore. Kuala Lumpur > Cardiff. Cost of £498. Now I know that's a great fare.


Wow. Having lived in KL for a few years, that price is incredible. Return flights home for us were nearly always 800-1200 pounds with BA, Emirates or Malaysian and would usually land at London so required a long drive/train home.
Offline

halfnhalf

  • Posts: 37
  • Joined: Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:59 pm

Re: Cardiff airport

PostFri Dec 22, 2017 9:01 pm

i laughed when i heard where the flights into bristol had been diverted to exeter southampton and luton
cardiff airport not even in the running maybe cause the traffic is so bad it would take longer to get here compared to exeter
2025 when the new m4 is built is when cardiff will take off
happy crimbo everyone
Offline

Cardiffbay

  • Posts: 19
  • Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:19 pm

Re: Cardiff airport

PostFri Dec 22, 2017 9:44 pm

Or the real reason that Cardiff Airport has been effected by fog all day with some planes in the hold for up to 2 hours to land.
Offline

Lewisbeecham

  • Posts: 234
  • Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:44 am

Re: Cardiff airport

PostFri Jan 05, 2018 10:14 pm

Qatar Airways are now recruiting for 7 new permanent full-time jobs to be based at Cardiff Airport, mainly managerial positions.

They seem to be going all out for this.
Offline

Simon_SW17

  • Posts: 382
  • Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:07 pm

Re: Cardiff airport

PostSat Jan 06, 2018 1:21 am

That's a lot of salaries for one daily flight, how many ground staff do FlyBe have?
Offline

Lewisbeecham

  • Posts: 234
  • Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:44 am

Re: Cardiff airport

PostWed Jan 24, 2018 9:59 am

2017 passenger numbers were up 9% from 2016. Total of 1.46m. Aims are to reach 2m by 2020, and 3m by 2025.

Cardiff Airport reports a big rise in annual passenger numbers

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/b ... p_AppShare
Offline
User avatar

Kyle

  • Posts: 752
  • Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:24 pm

Re: Cardiff airport

PostWed Jan 24, 2018 10:32 am

Lewisbeecham wrote:2017 passenger numbers were up 9% from 2016. Total of 1.46m. Aims are to reach 2m by 2020, and 3m by 2025.

Cardiff Airport reports a big rise in annual passenger numbers

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/b ... p_AppShare


It started from a low base granted, but an increase like that each year is pretty decent. It's improving, that's what matters. Next year's figures will be very interesting when we know how the Qatar airlines flights have done in their first year. I really hope Qatar sorts out it's differences with it's neighbours as it will be a real help having connections into other Gulf countries for so many people.

I'm curious about how the KLM flights are doing these days because the options for using it to return home from Dubai are nowhere near as good as it used to be a few years ago with some of the return legs having long stopovers in Paris, although I do know plenty of people still using it.

A connection into a USA hub would be good now.
Offline

Ash

  • Posts: 730
  • Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:28 pm

Re: Cardiff airport

PostWed Jan 24, 2018 8:17 pm

Kyle wrote: I'm curious about how the KLM flights are doing these days because the options for using it to return home from Dubai are nowhere near as good as it used to be a few years ago with some of the return legs having long stopovers in Paris, although I do know plenty of people still using it.


I've used it half a dozen times in the past year to fly to the far east and Australia and it's always been pretty full.
Offline

Cardiffbay

  • Posts: 19
  • Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:19 pm

Re: Cardiff airport

PostWed Jan 24, 2018 8:46 pm

KLM flights as usual are holding very well. Since the 70 seat f70 aircraft have left their fleet Cardiff is now operated by 3 daily 88 seat E175 aircraft. Since this has happened passenger numbers on KLM have increased to the point some people believe they maybe looking at introducing a 4th daily flight.
PreviousNext

Return to Cardiff Wales Map forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests