Freebird A320 (Maarten Visser/Wikipedia CC)
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Freebird to operate for Thomson

Istanbul based Freedbird Airlines (FH/FHY) has been confirmed as the operator for the weekly Thomson flight from Cardiff (CWL) to Dalaman (DLM) this summer. The Airline which started life in June 2000 operates an 8 strong fleet of modern Airbus A320 aircraft and carries out charters across Europe and the [read more]

Flybe Embraer
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Daily flights to London City from Cardiff

Flybe (BEE) has today announced it will commence daily flights to London City Airport (LCY) from Cardiff Airport (CWL) from the 12th September 2016. The move coincides with Network Rail closing the Severn rail tunnel for 6 weeks for work on the line adding over an hour onto the travel [read more]

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Cardiff Airport lacks long term plan

A Committee of Assembly Members (AMs) has concluded that Cardiff Airport lacks long-term plans compared to other UK airports such as Glasgow Prestwick which plans up to 8 years ahead. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) investigated the purchase and progress of Wales’s only international airport which was bought in 2013 [read more]

Flybe Dash 8 at Cardiff Airport
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Flybe tops UK airline charts

Exeter-based UK Airline Flybe has topped the UK airlines charts, however, no UK airline made it into the Best Airlines 2015 Top 10. The chart by eDreams analysed results from 90,000 travellers to find the rankings of best airlines with Luxembourg’s Luxair coming out on top. Flybe beat both British [read more]

Links Air G-JIBO (Credit N Harding)
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Links Air to go into liquidation

Links Air, the former Intra-Wales operator is about to go into liquidation according to information received by BBC Wales. Doncaster based Links Air had its Air Operators Certificate suspended by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority in October 2015 following safety concerns. It then withdrew without notice from the government subsidised [read more]

G-VIIO (Image Credit Aero Icarus / Wikimedia CC)
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Fire Damaged British Airways 777 comes home

The fire damaged British Airways 777 is coming home to Cardiff Airport this morning after leaving Victorville in the US late last night (local time). Operating as flight BA2276 to Gatwick on the 8th September 2015 it suffered what the pilot described as a “catastrophic engine failure”. The take-off was [read more]