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Cardiff Airport News

Cardiff Airport security staff call for higher wages

According to the BBC, Cardiff Airport security staff have written to Cardiff Airport Chief Executive Debra Barber and Economy Secretary Ken Skates calling for higher wages. Security staff claim that due to their responsibilities they should be paid more than the current statutory living wage of £7.50 (for over 25-year-olds). [read more]

BA plan to keep jumbo-jet flying until 2024
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BA plan to keep jumbo-jet flying until 2024

British Airways has said it plans to keep the Boeing 747-400 Jumbo-Jet flying until 2024. Speaking to International Airlines Group (IAG) investors, Chief financial officer Steve Gunning, said that new jets coming into the fleet were “30% more efficient than the 747” and the airline was moving through a fleet modernisation phase. [read more]

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Cardiff Airport News

Carwyn Jones would scrap Air Passenger Duty

Welsh first minister, Carwyn Jones has called for the UK Government to devolve air passenger duty (APD) to Wales following a new report. The report from Aviation Consultants Northpoint, which was commisioned for the Welsh Government, says that without Air Passenger Duty on long-haul flights, passenger numbers at Cardiff Airport could [read more]

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Flybe announces Cardiff to Venice flights

Flybe has announced Cardiff to Venice flights will begin in March 2018. The route, which adds a 4th Italian destination from Cardiff Airport, will operate twice-weekly on a Tuesday and Saturday starting on the 27th March. Ronnie Matheson, Flybe’s Interim Chief Commercial Officer comments: “We are pleased to offer passengers this [read more]

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Flybe starts Manchester to Southend service

Flybe has begun its Manchester to Southend service. The low-fares airline will operate the service between Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) and London Southend Airport (SEN/EGMC) 3 times a day Monday to Friday with a single service on a Saturday. The move adds another UK domestic destination for Flybe from Manchester and [read more]

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How to use a TV channel to start an airline

Later this year UK Broadcaster Channel4 plans to air a series called “How to start an Airline” which follows Kazi Rhaman as he tries to start Firnas Airways. Kazi’s vision is to create a long-haul airline to compete with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic by offering full-service facilities to “unserved and [read more]