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

Flybe extends Cardiff to London service

Flybe has confirmed the continuation of the Cardiff to London route following strong load figures over the winter season. The route between Wales’ National airport & London City Airport started as a rescue route during the Severn tunnel closure caused train cancellations and delays but has proved a hit, particularly [read more]


Search for MH370 officially ends

The search to find the missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370 has officially ended today, nearly 3 years after the aircraft disappeared. Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 left Kaula Lumpur at 00:42 Malaysian time (MYT) bound for Beijing, China. The aircraft, 9M-MRO was a state of the art Boeing 777-200ER. The flight [read more]

Cobalt Airlines (Image: Cobalt)
Cardiff Airport News

New Cardiff to Larnaca service with Cobalt

Cypriot startup Cobalt Air (CO/FCB) have added Cardiff to their list of destinations served from Larnaca (LCA/LCLK), Cyprus according to their website. The airline, which aims to be Cyprus’ flag carrier, launched last year with the intention of “redefining the low-cost travel sector by combining the price flexibility and cost [read more]

British Airways 747 G-CIVI at Cardiff Airport (Image: Nick Harding/Aviation Wales)
Cardiff Airport News

Lords back Air Passenger Duty devolution

As the Wales bill passed through the house of lords the argument regarding Air Passenger Duty (APD) was raised once again with many Lords adding their voices to the argument that at the very least, Long Haul APD should be devolved.. Air Passenger Duty is a tax imposed by the [read more]

Airbus A321 Neo (Image: Airbus)
Civil Aviation

Airbus NEO order is first of 2017

Airbus has received its first airliner order of 2017 and it’s from US-based leasing company Aviation Capital Group. The order for 35 aircraft including 30 x A320NEO, 2 x A320 and 3 x A321NEO also includes and option for a further 10 A320NEO. The Airbus A320 family. The deal is [read more]

Johnny Johnson (Image: Kath Fisher)

Last surviving dambuster should get a knighthood

Carol Vorderman MBE, TV presenter and Honorary Ambassador for the RAF Air Cadets has launched a campaign saying that the last surviving British Dambuster should get a knighthood, despite being overlooked in the New Year Honours list. George “Johnny” Johnson (95) who lives in Bristol is the only British member [read more]