Thomson Boeing 767-300 G-OBYG Departing Cardiff Airport (Image: Aviation Wales)
Cardiff Airport News

Cardiff Airport to Dubai flights begin

Cardiff Airport to Dubai flights are due to commence this evening as part of Thomson Cruise holidays 2017 schedule. The first flight which leaves Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) at 23:50 this evening will take passengers to Dubai World Central Airport (DWC/OMDW) to begin their “Arabian Nights” cruise. Operated by Thomson Boeing [read more]

Airbus A350-1000 First flight crew (Image: Airbus)
Aviation engineering news

3rd A350-1000 about to come online

The 3rd A350-100 aircraft is about to join the test fleet at Airbus. The aircraft , whose wings are made at Broughton in North Wales is the final aircraft to operate that will share the load certification testing for the type. The job of the 3rd aircraft will be to [read more]

Thomas Cook G-OMYT (Image: The Aviation Media Co.)
Airline news

Cardiff Airport new routes and special visitors 2017

2017 is going to be an exciting year for Cardiff Airport, here’s why. New airlines/routes: Airline Destination Start Date Cobalt Larnaca LCLK/LCA Summer 2017 Alba Star Palma LEPA/PMI Summer 2017 BH Air Burgas LBBG/BOJ Summer 2017 Norwegian Air Shuttle Tenerife South GCTS/TFS Summer 2017 Blue Islands Guernsey EGJG/GCI 02/05/2017 Iberia [read more]

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)
Airline 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)
Airline news

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]