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Air Wales To Cease Operations  
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5853 times:

From reading other websites, it appears that 6G will stop operations on 23rd April
Very sad news  Sad


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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7565 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5827 times:

There website will allow searches on 23rd but not 24th.

Sounds ominous.


User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5716 times:

they will switch to charter and cargo flights, according to the BBC with the loss of 80 jobs. they blame competition from larger LCCs apparently. v sad for those whose livelihoods are on the line.

User currently offlineHBDAN From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 661 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5695 times:

What was/is their fleet?

Regards,
HBDAN



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User currently onlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5666 times:
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Quoting HBDAN (Reply 3):
What was/is their fleet?

5(?) x ATR42s



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User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5666 times:

Quoting HBDAN (Reply 3):
What was/is their fleet?

x5 ATR-42/300



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User currently offlineHBDAN From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 661 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5641 times:

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 5):
x5 ATR-42/300

Wow, quite a few... It is always sad to see a player disapper from the market.
Hope everyone made redundant can soon find a new job.

Regards,
HBDAN



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User currently offlineCambrian From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 619 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5620 times:

This is very sad news for their staff, and also sad news for Cardiff.

Yet again an airline has been unable to make a go of scheduled services from the Welsh capital.

At first glance this seems surprising given the large financial sector in Cardiff, government institutions etc. But then again, Air Wales has had somewhat of a scattergun approach to route planning with some frankly odd routes.

Even where routes are feasible, they often nobbled themselves with poor timings or low frequencies.

I flew them regularly on the LCY-CWL run, and they shall be sadly missed.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5620 times:

Hopefully someone like Air Southwest can take over their NCL-CWL service


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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4320 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5540 times:

Wanted to illustrate it with a nice Air Wales picture with the most hilarious caption I have ever read, something like "an aircraft with on its tail a lookalike picture of my mother in law".
Couldn't find it any more though.

Hope indeed Air Southwest, Eastern Airways or FlyBe can pick up some of the business, the more props in the UK the better !



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5464 times:

Just announced

CWL-BRU T3 2 x Daily
CWL-ABZ T3 1 x Daily
CWL-NCL T3 3 X Daily

All using J41 a/c



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User currently offlineDstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1471 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5449 times:

Sad news but they were their own worst enemy.

With odd routings, odder flight timings, - ones which left you asking who would ever use that service at that timing and a propensity for spectacular delays, at least into and out of DUB, which must have limited repeat business.

Now lets worry about the long term future of BD, who have been operating in error mode for some time.


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5449 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 8):
Hopefully someone like Air Southwest can take over their NCL-CWL service

Air Southwest will be operating CWL-MAN and CWL-NQY from april 10th.



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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5398 times:

Firstly, I hope those who have lost their jobs at ir Wales find new ones quickly

Secondly, this comes as no surprise. With Air Wales inconsistnecy in their route network and scheduling they had fast become a joke

And finally, well done Eastern getting in before any one else does and taking the most lucrative routes Air Wales flew. And I see CWL-ABZ finally gets the decent service it deserves. As for Air Wales other routes, I doubt anyone wil touch DUB and FR will probably be quite happy. ORK may be a good route for Air Southwest, from both CWL and NQY



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User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5370 times:

Eastern Airlines to operate the CWL-ABZ, NCL and BRU routes. Aer Arran to operate the CWL-ORK service.

Regards,
Chris


User currently offlineCardiffairtaxi From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5052 times:

Air Wales,who`s main hub was Cardiff(CWL),last week announced cessation of passenger services from April 23rd 2006.
Reasons given were that they were unable to compete against Budget airlines,and spiralling fuel costs.
As somebody who regularly picked up from Air Wales flights,this comes as no major surprise,as delays of 4-5 hrs were a common occurrence on a lot of flights.
When an airline is predicting a 4 hour delay on the 7pm evening flight,at 07.00am in the morning,this i think you would agree,is not an airline you could rely on for a one day business trip.
Also,when an airlines online timetable, differs from the airport timetable,things become rather confusing.
Some of these routes have already been taken over by other airlines,but Cardiff Airport still needs more destinations


User currently offlineCardiffairtaxi From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5050 times:

Has anybody heard if an airline is coming in,to take over the CWL-PARIS route??
PS: My earlier post was written before i found this link,so please ignore first few lines!


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4982 times:

Quoting Cardiffairtaxi (Reply 16):
Has anybody heard if an airline is coming in,to take over the CWL-PARIS route??

bmi baby with their B737's. This was announced before Air Wales collapsed



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User currently offlineGeorgiabill From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4970 times:
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Very sad. Just curious are they planning to acquire new aircraft for their cargo operates or have a few of their ATR'S turned into cargo planes? Surprised Aer Arann has not announced CWL- DUB.

User currently offline777klm From China, joined Apr 2005, 530 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4966 times:


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I love those birds!
Sad to see another airline dissapear...



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User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4942 times:

nothing can replace good old Air Wales (6G)

with the new services, will there be any fleet reductions??

Aaron  Smile



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User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

Quoting Georgiabill (Reply 18):
Very sad. Just curious are they planning to acquire new aircraft for their cargo operates or have a few of their ATR'S turned into cargo planes? Surprised Aer Arann has not announced CWL- DUB.

The CWL-DUB route is already operated by FR, which operate 13x weekly. Aer Arran already have CWL-ORK and CWL-LRT, maybe if these routes perform well they will open a CWL-DUB route.

As said above, the CWL-CDG service will be operated by BMIbaby, 2x daily.

Regards,
Chris


User currently offlineCardiffairtaxi From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4861 times:

Ive heard,a good number of cabin crew have found jobs with Excel Airways,who start operations from CWL this summer.

User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 4756 times:

Quoting Cardiffairtaxi (Reply 22):
Ive heard,a good number of cabin crew have found jobs with Excel Airways,who start operations from CWL this summer.

That's very good news, they are going to have quite an extensive program at CWL in the Summer.

Eastern Airways will also be basing aircraft which will mean jobs for ex Air Wales staff. If all goes well with the Aer Arran routes to ORK and LRT they may possibly base aircraft and expand also.

Regards,
Chris


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4746 times:

Quoting Christa (Reply 21):
The CWL-DUB route is already operated by FR, which operate 13x weekly. Aer Arran already have CWL-ORK and CWL-LRT, maybe if these routes perform well they will open a CWL-DUB route.

Aer Arran where going to fly CWL-DUB, along with CWL-BHD but never got around to even publishing a schedule. More than likely it was intended as retaliation for Air Wales planning to start WAT-Rennes



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25 Cardiffairtaxi : BMI Baby will no longer be operating the CWL-CDG route. Cardiff loses yet another route. Any takers??[Edited 2006-03-30 13:24:13]
26 Linco22 : I was also aware they were due to start BHD-CWR daily service in April. Sad to see that go, maybe Air Aerann will take this route?
27 Cardiffairtaxi : id be very surprised,as BMI Baby have taken back the CWL-BFS from Air Wales,and are now operating with a 737-300
28 Humberside : I doubt it. Aer Arran announced it but when Air Wales dropped it, Aer Arran went very quiet about their plans to operate the route This will be a sig
29 Christa : I think that maybe with a BFS servive with BMIbaby, that there is no need for a BHD service. Although, maybe BE may be interested at CWL? As someone
30 JobsaGoodun : I think it will be a long time before Flybe look to CWL for expansion. CWL simply doesn't appear to offer the opportunities required with BMIBaby alre
31 Humberside : Re Paris - There is talk on the airliner world/key publishing forums that WW will reopen the route in winter when they have the aircraft. Meanwhile, t
32 Qantas744ER : Very sad indeed! I really feel sorry for those people losing their jobs! Cheers Leo
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