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M4 traffic chaos: Massive 45-mile tailback as thousands of fans head to …

Motorists are caught up in a massive 45-mile traffic tailback on the M4 as thousands of music fans head to a One Direction gig in Cardiff. The concert is due to be held at the Millennium Stadium in the city centre tonight – with many fans travelling there by road. FOR LATEST UPDATES FOLLOW OUR LIVE BLOG HERE: The Manic …

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Scottish airline takes over Flybe route at Cardiff Airport

Scottiish airline Loganair is to take over Flybe’s Cardiff to Edinburgh service. It was announced last week that Flybe will pull its routes from Cardiff Airport to Paris and Edinburgh from next spring. However, Longair will now take on the Flybe service to ensure a continuation of the route when Flybe ends its Cardiff to Ediinburgh route next March. Loganair’s …

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Cardiff expansion tops poll of airport capacity options

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A proposal for the expansion of Cardiff Airport has been chosen as the preferred measure to increase the UK’s airport capacity in an influential web poll. The plan, drawn up by the transport group Western Gateway, received more than half of the votes on the poll on industry website GlobalAirportCities.com The site is an online community for visitors to the …

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TRAVEL INFO TO CARDIFF CITY STADIUM

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With the Manchester City game just around the corner, here is some useful travel information before making your way to the Cardiff City Stadium this Sunday. Car If you are travelling by car please be aware there is NO parking spaces available here at the stadium unless you have a parking permit.  We would therefore recommend parking at either the …

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Aviation expert Martin Evans on proposals to expand Cardiff Airport and a new airport at Severnside

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Ten years ago I was involved in a debate in this newspaper over the merits of closing Cardiff and Bristol Airports and replacing them both with a new airport on the banks of the River Severn. On that occasion the proposed new airport was located outside of Wales and I was arguing for the retention of Cardiff Airport being then, …

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Passenger number rise for Cardiff Airport

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Cardiff Airport has reported another year-on-year monthly rise in passenger numbers. Figures released by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) show Cardiff Airport handle 134,173 passengers in July  – an increase of 6% on July 2012. This follows 9% growth in May and 10% growth in June, making an average growth of 8.3% for the quarter. The rolling year comparison shows …

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Cardiff Airport ranked bottom in Which? passenger satisfaction poll of small airports

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Cardiff Airport has been named the worst terminal for passenger experience in a new survey of the UK’s small airports. The Which? airport passenger survey reveals smaller airports are, on average, outperforming larger ones in terms of passenger satisfaction. The Welsh Government-owned terminal, however, was ranked equal last in a league table of airports with fewer than four million passengers …

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Student satisfaction on the rise at Welsh universities

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Students in Wales are increasingly satisfied with their university experience, according to new research. The Open University, the nation’s biggest provider of part-time higher education, has retained its place at the top of the National Student Survey (NSS) in Wales. The NSS found 91% of OU learners were satisfied with the quality of their course, which was the highest of …

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New Cardiff Airport to city centre bus service under fire

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The new express bus service linking Cardiff Airport and the city centre is costing taxpayers nearly a half a million pounds a year, the Echo understands. Yet after just one week in operation, the service has already come under fire for poor passenger numbers with some buses running empty. The Echo rode the Airport Express – which runs every 20 …

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New express service between Cardiff city centre and Cardiff Airport to start this week

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An express bus service between Cardiff city centre and the newly-nationalised airport will start on Thursday, it has been confirmed. Economy Minister Edwina Hart announced the new service at Cardiff Airport this morning, which will see buses running every 20 minutes, seven days a week and will run “from early morning to late at night”. The new service is funded …

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