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Re: Cardiff airport

PostWed Jul 18, 2018 9:38 pm

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Lewisbeecham wrote:The biggest thing for me is the transport improvements with the rail link and link roads. Currently it doesn't give a very good impression for those visiting Wales coming through the airport.


The improvements to Five Mile Lane and proposed Pendoylan by-pass are certainly a plus. I'm at a loss though as to why there are still no improvements planned for the A4050. At the very least it should be duelled between Culverhouse Cross and the Barry Docks link road - preferably with grade seperated junctions replacing the roundabouts.


I dream about this every time I catch the T9 bus.

What I really dream about on the bus is a direct road into Cardiff.
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Re: Cardiff airport

PostTue Jul 24, 2018 7:42 am

Welsh Government has paid Qatar Airways £1m to promote Wales across the world. Qatar is also committing £1m to marketing Wales. This is a two year deal, with an extension available for the same amount of money for an extra two years.
I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Honestly I was expecting it to be more, and Welsh Government need to be spending more to focus on inbound tourism. Qatar are posting a lot about Cardiff and Wales on their social media and it seems to get good attention. What really matters is the outbound numbers to Cardiff, but we'll never know those unless Qatar release the numbers.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-44810051
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Re: Cardiff airport

PostTue Jul 24, 2018 10:59 am

Lewisbeecham wrote:Welsh Government has paid Qatar Airways £1m to promote Wales across the world. Qatar is also committing £1m to marketing Wales. This is a two year deal, with an extension available for the same amount of money for an extra two years.
I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Honestly I was expecting it to be more, and Welsh Government need to be spending more to focus on inbound tourism. Qatar are posting a lot about Cardiff and Wales on their social media and it seems to get good attention. What really matters is the outbound numbers to Cardiff, but we'll never know those unless Qatar release the numbers.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-44810051


£1m is less than derisory.
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Re: Cardiff airport

PostFri Aug 10, 2018 9:56 am

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/ ... s-15010945

Cardiff and Vale College confirms plans for new multi million pound campus, and it looks to be at Cardiff Airport. This fits in with the educational centre on the draft master plan for the new airport terminal. Interesting.
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Re: Cardiff airport

PostSat Aug 11, 2018 6:06 pm

Lewisbeecham wrote:https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/commercial-property/cardiff-vale-college-confirm-plans-15010945

Cardiff and Vale College confirms plans for new multi million pound campus, and it looks to be at Cardiff Airport. This fits in with the educational centre on the draft master plan for the new airport terminal. Interesting.


That would be a pretty logical move as Rhoose is fairly convenient for both Barry and the western vale with rapidly improving public transport links. There was a college called 'Coleg y Fro' located close to the original terminal at one time. The site was chosen for precisely those reasons.

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Re: Cardiff airport

PostSun Aug 12, 2018 11:33 am

I think it's a pretty wise move. It means they could potentially justify a direct rail link without having to have millions upon millions of annual air passengers.
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Re: Cardiff airport

PostMon Aug 13, 2018 4:46 am

Lewisbeecham wrote:I think it's a pretty wise move. It means they could potentially justify a direct rail link without having to have millions upon millions of annual air passengers.


Anything that improves transport links to the airport has to be good. An M4 spur would be a dream come true.
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Re: Cardiff airport

PostMon Aug 13, 2018 2:57 pm

jonbvn wrote: Anything that improves transport links to the airport has to be good. An M4 spur would be a dream come true.


Fat chance! Ideally the improvements to Five Mile Lane and the proposed Pendoylan by-pass should have involved duelling to provide a good alternative route between Barry and the valleys as well as a better airport link. It may happen eventually but not any time soon.
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Re: Cardiff airport

PostTue Aug 14, 2018 12:38 am

Ash wrote:
jonbvn wrote: Anything that improves transport links to the airport has to be good. An M4 spur would be a dream come true.


Fat chance! Ideally the improvements to Five Mile Lane and the proposed Pendoylan by-pass should have involved duelling to provide a good alternative route between Barry and the valleys as well as a better airport link. It may happen eventually but not any time soon.


I joked with someone on twitter that it may just happen just before we all have flying cars. :lol:
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