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Ash

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Re: Cardiff airport

PostThu Jan 17, 2019 9:50 pm

Major development on the southern side of the airport aka the old terminal. I'm not sure I understand all the jargon involved but I presume this means a base for executive jets, freight operations, refuelling and the like.

Cardiff Airport is delivering on the first phase of its Masterplan, with the announcement of a new flight handling operator.

Global Trek Aviation has chosen Cardiff Airport as the second location in the next phase of its expansion, with a dedicated facility set to open for business in April 2019. The company will make use of the Airport's portfolio of facilities which are available 24/7, all year round.

The company will support Cardiff Airport's ambitions to diversify its business by making further use of its products and services and attract new business, in the form of fuel-related transit flights.

The established Fixed Base Operator (FBO) which specialises in world-class aircraft handling, will be based on the south side of Cardiff Airport's airfield and provide a wealth of specialist air handling services from its new facility.

With a busy and successful operation already established at Belfast International Airport, Global Trek chose to invest in Wales as its second location in response to Cardiff Airport's ambitious plans to grow and diversify the business, as laid out in its Masterplan.

Gordon Bingham, Chief Operating Officer of Global Trek Aviation, commented "We're delighted to be opening this all-new facility at Cardiff Airport. Its location is ideal for us in terms of our strategic plans and we see the tremendous potential of the site.

"We are investing in the creation of a bespoke, state-of-the-art facility on the south side of the Airport with a dedicated lounge, private offices, a crew briefing centre, flight operations facilities and an integrated security suite which will create new jobs.

"Recruiting team members early and training them to the highest standard with NATA Safety 1st certification, will ensure we are ready to prove a world-class service from day one that meets our standards of excellence."
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Re: Cardiff airport

PostFri Jan 25, 2019 5:38 pm

Ryanair have announced a third new route for 2019 today, they will fly 3 weekly to Malaga.

Considering the same airline went to length just two months ago about how APD was damaging the airport, it's quite hypocritical to put out 3 new routes at the same time. Nevertheless, good for the airport!
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Re: Cardiff airport

PostTue Feb 05, 2019 4:43 pm

Ash wrote:Major development on the southern side of the airport aka the old terminal. I'm not sure I understand all the jargon involved but I presume this means a base for executive jets, freight operations, refuelling and the like.

Cardiff Airport is delivering on the first phase of its Masterplan, with the announcement of a new flight handling operator.

Global Trek Aviation has chosen Cardiff Airport as the second location in the next phase of its expansion, with a dedicated facility set to open for business in April 2019. The company will make use of the Airport's portfolio of facilities which are available 24/7, all year round.

The company will support Cardiff Airport's ambitions to diversify its business by making further use of its products and services and attract new business, in the form of fuel-related transit flights.

The established Fixed Base Operator (FBO) which specialises in world-class aircraft handling, will be based on the south side of Cardiff Airport's airfield and provide a wealth of specialist air handling services from its new facility.

With a busy and successful operation already established at Belfast International Airport, Global Trek chose to invest in Wales as its second location in response to Cardiff Airport's ambitious plans to grow and diversify the business, as laid out in its Masterplan.

Gordon Bingham, Chief Operating Officer of Global Trek Aviation, commented "We're delighted to be opening this all-new facility at Cardiff Airport. Its location is ideal for us in terms of our strategic plans and we see the tremendous potential of the site.

"We are investing in the creation of a bespoke, state-of-the-art facility on the south side of the Airport with a dedicated lounge, private offices, a crew briefing centre, flight operations facilities and an integrated security suite which will create new jobs.

"Recruiting team members early and training them to the highest standard with NATA Safety 1st certification, will ensure we are ready to prove a world-class service from day one that meets our standards of excellence."


In Belfast this company does Private Jet handling, Fuel Stop care (for the plane and the crew), some work with military flights stopovers and air ambulance logistics. That statement seems to be highlighting the fuel stop part so I wonder if that's the only part of the business they are bringing to Cardiff intitially
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Re: Cardiff airport

PostMon Feb 18, 2019 7:27 pm

'Westminster is deliberately holding back Cardiff Airport – and Wales’ economy – to favour Bristol'

https://nation.cymru/opinion/westminste ... r-bristol/
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Re: Cardiff airport

PostSun Mar 03, 2019 10:17 am

Cardiff Airport is in seeious trouble. Thomas cook cut routes. Now flybe has cut a load of its routes from Carfiff Airporr including to Berlin.
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Re: Cardiff airport

PostSun Mar 03, 2019 10:23 am

Thomas Cook's overall capacity has risen and it's no surprise that FlyBe's new owners are rationalising, it nearly went bust so they need to save costs. Not really a reflection on CWL.
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Re: Cardiff airport

PostSun Mar 03, 2019 1:43 pm

Ryanair may take over a few of these routes - Rome, Berlin etc?
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Re: Cardiff airport

PostSun Mar 03, 2019 5:07 pm

dave wrote:Cardiff Airport is in seeious trouble. Thomas cook cut routes. Now flybe has cut a load of its routes from Carfiff Airporr including to Berlin.


Fly BE aren't reducing their capacity from CWL. They're increasing the number of daily flights to Dublin, Belfast and Edinburgh so, without bringing in an extra plane, some routes had to go.
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Re: Cardiff airport

PostSun Mar 03, 2019 5:39 pm

Flybe are dropping Berlin 100%. There will be some scheduling changes from Winter 2019, it's likely Flybe will cut Munich, Rome, Venice etc and increase the frequency on well performing shorter routes such as Edinburgh, Paris, Dublin etc. Flybe need to save money where they can. It's quite likely a service to Manchester will start to feed into Virgin's long haul network. Expect to be able to book Virgin package holidays from Cardiff to North America etc via Manchester shortly. I'd put good money on Ryanair picking up the Rome, Berlin and Venice routes. Ryanair picked up Barcelona from Vueling when they decided to end the route to concentrate on other routes.

Thomas Cook still have more seats for sale this year compared to last year.

If you ask me if all of the above happened Cardiff Airport is in a much better situation.
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Re: Cardiff airport

PostMon Mar 04, 2019 4:39 pm

I tend to agree with your analysis, Lewis. The Welsh Government is currently attempting to get PSO status for services to Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Humberside, Aberdeen, London, Newquay, Inverness and Norwich. If some or all all of those are approved then the FlyBE/Eastern partnership would be in pole position to hoover them up.
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