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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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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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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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A380 superjumbo lands at Cardiff Airport for first time ever

A380 Superjumbo landing at Cardiff Airport

British Airways’ first A380 superjumbo, the largest commercial passenger plane ever built, has landed at Cardiff Airport for the first time. The landing was intended to test the airport’s ability to cope with a plane the size of the A380, which has a 80ft tall, and has wings – made at Broughton, in Flintshire – that are 54% larger than …

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