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Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:37 am
by Lewisbeecham
Flybe are up for sale after severe profit warnings and a massive slump in shares. It's now worth a mere £25m. Hopefully somebody can buy the airline and turn it around.

Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:14 pm
by Harok
So it looks like Flybe is getting rescued. I really hope this doesn’t negatively affect Cardiff airport. I really want to start using it more for trips to Europe!

Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:33 pm
by LocalLurker
Harok wrote:So it looks like Flybe is getting rescued. I really hope this doesn’t negatively affect Cardiff airport. I really want to start using it more for trips to Europe!


I hope Virgin Atlantic carry on for Cardiff, I have a VA credit card so will be handy to use the air miles at my local airport :)

Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:36 pm
by Simon_SW17
LocalLurker wrote:
Harok wrote:So it looks like Flybe is getting rescued. I really hope this doesn’t negatively affect Cardiff airport. I really want to start using it more for trips to Europe!


I hope Virgin Atlantic carry on for Cardiff, I have a VA credit card so will be handy to use the air miles at my local airport :)


It's a joint venture with Stobart Group so not sure it would be called Virgin, would make sense and raise the profile of the airline though. Maybe Virgin Europe, just in time for the rescinding of Article 50 maybe? :D

Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:08 pm
by Ash
You're in luck, LocaLurker!

It will operate under the Virgin Atlantic brand, marking a return by Virgin to domestic flights, following a failed attempt five years ago.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46834827

Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:32 pm
by Lewisbeecham
http://data.parliament.uk/writteneviden ... 91994.html

Ryanair have submitted evidence in support of devoluting Air Passenger Duty to Wales, urging them to either abolish it or reduce the tax to zero.

It's an interesting read, proves that whilst the airport can offer very lucrative discounts to airlines, with little to no previous data it proves almost impossible for CWL to be competitive with the burden of APD.

Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:37 pm
by LocalLurker
Ash wrote:You're in luck, LocaLurker!

It will operate under the Virgin Atlantic brand, marking a return by Virgin to domestic flights, following a failed attempt five years ago.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46834827


:D

Great news. Part of a wider network underpinned by Delta which could be handy as well :!:

Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:53 am
by Jonathan
I know nothing but given the amount of time and work that Ryanair must have put into submitting this report I think we can read between the lines and assume that if Wales abolished APD we would see a significant Ryanair presence at Cardiff Airport (i.e. a major base).

Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:41 am
by Lewisbeecham
Yep. I think that spells it out nicely.

https://www.parliament.uk/business/comm ... lications/

Above is a link to all the evidence, with submissions from Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool airport. Obviously their all against the devoluting citing significant passenger loss and jobs.

Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:50 pm
by Baywatcher
What does devoluting mean - I can find it in no dictionary?