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General aviation news

18 months in jail for endangering aircraft

An Anglesey man has been jailed for 18 months today in Mold Crown Court for endangering aircraft in North Wales. John Arthur Jones (66) of Bodffordd near Anglesy was found guilty in July this year after denying 13 counts of endangering RAF aircraft flying from RAF Valley. Jones had taken a dislike to aircraft [read more]

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General aviation news

2 men die in Builth Wells microlight crash

Police have confirmed that two men have been killed when their microlight crashed into a field on Sunday. The accident happened around midday on Sunday when Police and Ambulance crews were called to reports that an aircraft had crashed into a field near Cwmbach in Powys. Both men were pronounced dead [read more]

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Cardiff Airport News

Former Cardiff councillor wants Cardiff Airport renamed

Former Cardiff councillor and UKIP candidate Mohammed Sarul Islam has called on the Welsh Government to rename Cardiff Airport to “Princess Diana International Airport”. Mr Sarul Islam has started a Welsh Assembly petition calling for the change. The Assembly petitions committee requires 10 signatures to be considered in the Assembly, [read more]

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Cardiff Airport News

London City flights begin as Severn Tunnel closes

Flybe have today started the Cardiff Airport (EGFF/CWL) to London City (EGLC/LCY) route which will operate until October 21st. The first flight, operated by a Flybe Bombardier Dash-8 Aircraft (G-PRPB) left Cardiff Airport this morning, touching down in London just over an hour later. Flybe stepped in to operate the [read more]

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Cardiff Airport News

Cruise flights take off at Cardiff Airport

2017 is looking like a bumper season for those seeking cruise holidays from Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF). Last year, Thomson Holidays announced they were adding Dubai as a cruise destination from Cardiff Airport and now Celebrity Cruises have announced a new cruise starting from Rome. The cruise aboard “Celebrity Reflection” will see passengers [read more]

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General aviation news

Swansea Airport dreams of UK regional flights

Swansea City Director has told a travel industry news site that he plans to get regional flights up and running from Swansea Airport with Flybe. Matthew Morgan, who also owns regional travel agents Travel House, made the claim to Travel Weekly where he said “Swansea is the UK’s 25th-largest city. The [read more]