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Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:50 am
by jones4891
I'm not talking the airport down. Check my post history. I'm consistently positive. I'm just saying it's bad luck for the airport to have suffered 3 bad news stories this year after a couple of very positive years. I didn't say it was the aiport's fault, just noted that it had been a worse year than the previous couple. If you want to show me some figures or evidence that the opposite is true then I'll happily withdraw the point. :D

Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:10 pm
by Cardiffbay
Ash wrote:The sad failure of Thomas Cook is a far larger blow to Bristol Airport than it is to Cardiff.

I don't get your point. How is it CWL's fault if an airline fails? CWL wasn't to blame for the failure of Flybe or Thomas Cook. The fact that passenger numbers at Cardiff continue to rise despite airline failures suggest CWL is very resiliant.

Why do we talk ourselves down all the time?


This isn’t strictly true. Although Bristol will lose more passengers the impact will be felt harder at Cardiff due to the overall percentage of passengers they carried from Cardiff

https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1176053230486335489

Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:44 pm
by jones4891
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/loca ... y-17087978

New and improved five mile lane has opened.

Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:54 pm
by NorthCityBoy
It’s been unofficially open for several weeks, and what a big improvement. The link now from the A48 up to the M4 is desperate. That won’t just make access to the airport and Barry easier from the west, it’ll take traffic away from Culver / Port Road too.

Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:38 am
by Cardiffbay
The road up to the M4 really needs to happen now, also the plans for a Dinas Powes bypass which would cut travel times from the south of city to Barry and the airport which would make a massive difference.

Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:35 am
by Kyle

Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:04 am
by Lewisbeecham
TUI will be resuming flights to Sharm El Sheikh from winter 2020 now that the ban has been lifted.

Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:00 pm
by Frank
Looks like Flybe is going to be saved. I seriously hope the government is not putting money into this and as for the repayment plan over air passenger duty, I'm sure every business would like such luxury.

Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:35 am
by Simon_SW17
So what future for the FlyBe routes from Cardiff now they're in administration? How many will get picked up by other operators?

Not good news at all as they're the primary airline.

Re: Cardiff airport

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:40 am
by Lewisbeecham
Not great news at all.

Hopefully Loganair will take over the Edinburgh root like they did with Glasgow, Flybe kept Edinburgh as it was profitable. KLM does very well out of Cardiff, perhaps Air France could look at taking the Paris route and that would open up even more connectivity with their long-haul connections. Again, Aer Lingus taking over Dublin to feed into their long-haul connections would be ideal. These three routes were all profitable. Routes like Belfast City, Cork and Jersey, less clear who would or could realistically replace these.

Important to note that Eastern Airways is still trading as they only flew under the Flybe banner from Cardiff to Angelsey and Teesside.