Qatar Airways A380 at Heathrow Airport (Image: UK Aviation Media)
Airline news

Qatar Airways to launch flights from Cardiff Airport

Qatar Airways (QR/QTR) have today announced that they are to launch flights from Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) in 2018 to the Qatari capital Doha (DOH/OTHH). Attracting long haul carriers has long been a target for Wales’ National Airport with Thomson and Thomas cook already offering Montego Bay, Orlando and Barbados as [read more]

Plaza Mayor de Madrid (Image: Sebastian Dubiel)
Cardiff Airport News

Iberia Express is MAD for Cardiff Airport

Today see’s the first flight for Iberia Express to Madrid (MAD/LEMD) from Wales National Airport. The Spanish Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) will operate its first flight (IB3687) from Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) at 18:05 this evening arriving in the Spanish capital around 2 hours later. Spain’s capital is a city of boulevards [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]

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]

Stand 7 from the flight deck of A400M ZM406
Cardiff Airport News

When an A400M is at Cardiff Airport…

It’s always nice to see something different at Cardiff Airport and when the RAF’s latest transport plane drops in as a weather diversion its always a bonus. Especially when we got the view from inside the next day! Designed to replace the Lockheed C130 Hercules, The Airbus A400M “Atlas” is [read more]