Cardiff airport “in the wrong place to attract passengers”Back to Forum
One fact not mentioned here is that CWL once had a home airline.
Cambrian Airways merged with the new BA in 1974 and its brand disappeared in 1976.
Cambrian Airways Chief Stewardess, Julie Downey, being interviewed about the airline’s new uniform (1964).
– “Most people think air hostesses are glamorous enough already. Isn’t this new uniform likely to get you a few more wolf whistles?
– “Well, we hope so!” pic.twitter.com/MLL4w80kYS
— Captain Brent 🇬🇧 (@Birdseed501) January 16, 2023
1 user thanked author for this post.16 Jan 2023
Time to resurrect Severnside! Bristol is another badly situated airport so close both Bristol & Cardiff and build Severnside to serve South Wales, Bristol & West England
it’s the perfect solution which is of course why it won’t happen.16 Jan 2023
Latest iteration in the Severnside story. Of course nothing will happen.
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/travel/news/calls-for-huge-multi-billion-pound-new-airport-to-be-built-between-two-major-uk-cities/ar-BB1hHipb?ocid=msedgntp&pc=U531&cvid=8fdbb1ca15674bdc9359c64ce342e758&ei=133 Feb 2024
at 18:204 Feb 2024
Wales is very much open for business on Sundays, has a 20mph limit in some residential areas, and definitely doesn’t “push” its language, which is spoken by 900,000 people. Where I live (on the coast) there are plenty of tourists, especially families in the summer, and it’s becoming increasingly popular as a food and booze destination. It’s disappointing to read such crass ignorance in a forum like this5 Feb 2024
It hasn’t been widely reported but it appears KLM is downgrading its Cardiff operation for summer 2024.
KLM is removing its night stop flight at Cardiff.
It means there will no longer be a really early departure to feed the KLM network at Schiphol.
For the return KLM currently operates a late 22:00 flight from Schiphol.
Airlines say these late flights act as a ‘sweep.’ In others they are rostered (besides for point-to-point passengers) for those who may have been delayed at Schiphol and so would have missed the last flight of the day.
The two flights which are being cancelled for the summer are:
KL 1058 CWL-AMS 0600-0825
KL 1069 AMS-CWL 2200-2225
However there will still be a very early and very late KLM flights to Schiphol … but these will operate from Bristol instead.6 Feb 2024
Cardiff loses an important international route.
Eastern Airways, who launched flights to Paris Orly almost one year ago, will axe the service from end March.
The other two routes from the UK regions are being transferred from Paris Orly to CDG which, as I noted in the piece below, makes more sense in terms of connectivity.15 Feb 2024