I just tried to book a flight from LCY to CWL and was told that Air Wales have pulled out of the route- the last flight was operated last Friday.
Obviously it wasn't paying, but having said that, they did little to support it. They started off with a 3x daily service Mon- Fri and 1 service on Sat and Sun. The Saturday flight soon went and weekday frequencies reduced to 2 daily. Then frequencies were reduced even further so that flights only operated on Mon, Fri and Sun.
This is a real headache for me as the M4 is jammed on Fridays and Sundays.
Every time I took the flight it was practically full, and of course there is no mention on their website that they have pulled the route.
This is history repeating itself with Air Wales- they have already pulled out of BRU and LPL and are about to do so with SWS.
How long with the AMS- CWL service last, considering they are head to Head with a KLM jet service and have appalling frequencies and timings?
Soon they will start a CWL- LPL- ABZ service. I hope that they can get that and the CWL-NWI-DUB service to work. They have done well with PLH-CWL-NCL, so it looks like they have got what it takes on domestic despite pulling out of LCY!
I think that Air Wales has the potential to succeed, but they need to give routes time to grow, and hopefully expand international services out of CWL.