A Monarch A320 (Image: Adrian Pingstone)

Monarch reaches deal to extend ATOL licence

Monarch (MON/ZB) has reached an 11th hour deal with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to extend its ATOL licence for 12 days this evening thanks to “significant investment” from its shareholders. In a statement Monarch CEO Andrew Swaffield thanked the CAA for granting the extension adding “I am delighted that [read more]

BAe Hawks from RAF Valley (Credit N Harding)
General aviation news

18 months in jail for endangering aircraft

An Anglesey man has been jailed for 18 months today in Mold Crown Court for endangering aircraft in North Wales. John Arthur Jones (66) of Bodffordd near Anglesy was found guilty in July this year after denying 13 counts of endangering RAF aircraft flying from RAF Valley. Jones had taken a dislike to aircraft [read more]

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General aviation news

2 men die in Builth Wells microlight crash

Police have confirmed that two men have been killed when their microlight crashed into a field on Sunday. The accident happened around midday on Sunday when Police and Ambulance crews were called to reports that an aircraft had crashed into a field near Cwmbach in Powys. Both men were pronounced dead [read more]

Cardiff Airport Terminal (Image: Cardiff Airport)
Cardiff Airport News

Former Cardiff councillor wants Cardiff Airport renamed

Former Cardiff councillor and UKIP candidate Mohammed Sarul Islam has called on the Welsh Government to rename Cardiff Airport to “Princess Diana International Airport”. Mr Sarul Islam has started a Welsh Assembly petition calling for the change. The Assembly petitions committee requires 10 signatures to be considered in the Assembly, [read more]

Flybe Dash 8 Q400 (Credit: Adrian Pingstone)
Cardiff Airport News

London City flights begin as Severn Tunnel closes

Flybe have today started the Cardiff Airport (EGFF/CWL) to London City (EGLC/LCY) route which will operate until October 21st. The first flight, operated by a Flybe Bombardier Dash-8 Aircraft (G-PRPB) left Cardiff Airport this morning, touching down in London just over an hour later. Flybe stepped in to operate the [read more]