Cardiff Airport departure lounge extension
Cardiff Airport News

Cardiff Airport opens departure lounge extension

Cardiff Airport (CWL-EGFF) has opened its departure lounge extension which includes new seating, a Costa coffee shop and a WH Smith. The seating area makes use of a previously unused void in the terminal area and offers more seating ahead of the start of Qatar Airways on May 1st. Seating [read more]

Bruce Dickinson set up Cardiff Aviation in 2012 with the help of the Welsh Government
Aviation engineering news

Cardiff Aviation agrees 5 year deal with TUI

St Athan-based Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider Cardiff Aviation Ltd has reportedly agreed a 5 year deal with TUI Airways UK. According to sources close to the company, the deal with TUI Airways will see Cardiff Aviation carry out non-routine maintenance on its Boeing 737 and Boeing 767 fleet. This [read more]

Flybe Embraer E195 Regional Jet G-FBEH
Cardiff Airport News

Flybe helps cataract patients keep their appointment

Low-fares airline Flybe helped a group of Irish cataract patients keep their appointment for surgery in Wales on Sunday after the flight was initially cancelled. The group were travelling to a hospital in Newport for vital cataract operations but their flight from Ireland to Cardiff was cancelled due to fog at [read more]

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VOWS (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
Aviation engineering news

Rolls-Royce powered Dreamliners have ETOPS limited

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has limited the ETOPS capability of Rolls-Royce powered Boeing 787 Dreamliners. An airworthiness directive, which will be published today, will say that the fleet of 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft that are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Package C engines will be limited to 140min ETOPS. [read more]

Air Malta A320
New Routes

Air Malta expands Southend route network

Maltese flag carrier, Air Malta is expanded its operations in the UK by adding three new routes to London Southend airport (SEN/EGMC). From 4th May 2018, it will offer a direct service to Malta as well as flights to Cagliari and Catania in Italy. Both Italian routes offer onward connections to Malta. [read more]

Easyjet: Inside the Cockpit

15 years of Easyjet at Newcastle

Low-Cost carrier Easyjet has celebrated 15 years of operations at Newcastle Airport (NCL/EGNT). Passengers were met with celebrations that included cake at check-in whilst crews were treated to party food in the crew room. Passengers on board one Easyjet flight also had the opportunity to win prizes as part of the [read more]

Bangkok Grand Palace

Qatar Airways: One night in Bangkok from Cardiff!

With Qatar Airways starting flights from Cardiff Airport on the 1st May we look at the world of opportunities that await the passengers using Wales’ National airport. The first in our series is the Thai capital, Bangkok. Known for its ornate shrines, Buddhist temples and a song sung by Murray head, Bangkok has [read more]

Norwegian 737 Max
Airline news

Norwegian cuts some UK to US services to summer only

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air International has cut some UK to US transatlantic routes to summer only from October 2018. Services from Edinburgh (EDI/EGPH) to Providence (PVD/KPVD) and Belfast International (BFS/EGAA) to Newburgh Stewart (SWF/KSWF) will no longer be operated between the end of October 2018 and March 2019. Norwegian Air [read more]