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by caaardiff
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sky news: Virgin Atlantic to be the majority shareholder in new airline group
Replies: 17
Views: 5359

Re: Sky news: Virgin Atlantic to be the majority shareholder in new airline group

Nobody has mentioned stobart yet. They play a big part in this. Stobart want to grow the regional ops, VS want feed and slots. Both of them are winners with split liabilities and the regional Airports keep the regional operations that don't really feed into VS. VS would probably be taking on too muc...

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by caaardiff
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew
Replies: 54
Views: 9262

Re: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew

One of TUIs longest routes is cape verde. The majority of these flights the crew do operate one way and night stop. But in recent years BRS-SAL was operated there and back by the same crew. It's about a 5 - 5 1/2 hour flight each way so roughly 14-15 hour day. Was certainly very close to limits! Not...

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by caaardiff
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 67
Views: 10950

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries

FR fly to a lot of Airports from TFS. I'd be surprised if they were all bases which could be operated in reverse. CWL being one of those, that now has 4 routes from there with no based aircraft. Those are often flown in a W-pattern. The plane flies A-B-C-B-A, where only A is a base. B and C are bot...

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by caaardiff
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that will still be flying the A340 in 2020 and beyond.
Replies: 18
Views: 3451

Re: Airlines that will still be flying the A340 in 2020 and beyond.

No set date for VS retiring theirs. G-VNAP and G-VWIN are both owned by VS, were retired and then brought back into service in 2018 to cover for 787 engine issues and other aircraft cabin refits. VS currently have 7 in the fleet but there doesn't appear to be any fixed plans to retire them just yet....

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by caaardiff
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 67
Views: 10950

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries

If MOL does not want to fly here, there are perfectly good alternatives. I think Ryanair will continue to fly there even if they close those bases. They'll just serve them from the other end, as a destination instead of a base. That's the way they continue to serve Eindhoven as well now that they c...

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by caaardiff
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR8582 diverts and leaves almost 200 pax stranded
Replies: 30
Views: 8640

Re: FR8582 diverts and leaves almost 200 pax stranded

There's got to be more to this story. I worked with (not for) FR for a number of years, and generally found them pretty good in diversion situations, and also cancelled a lot less flights than the likes of BA and EZY! The media and Governing bodies would have a field day if the passengers were just ...

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by caaardiff
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 187510

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

This is what is currently on sale on wowair.com. All flights are from a week in June and shown as weekly frequencies. BOS x7 ** ORD x7 DTW x4 EWR x14 (x7 A330) BWI x7 YYZ x7 ** YUL x7 ** A321 - AMS x14, TXL x12(**x7 Non Prem), CPH x12 (**x7 Non Prem), DUB x12 (**x7 Non prem), FRA x12 (**x7 Non Prem)...

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by caaardiff
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?
Replies: 43
Views: 13268

Re: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?

I know some Airlines adopt load front first/offload front last procedure to avoid this issue. TUI being one of them. It could've been a number of reasons, possibly they offloaded the front hold first. If I remember all the hand luggage gets loaded into the front hold, given FR's new hand luggage pol...

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by caaardiff
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WW ending India and PIT on the heels of numerous other cancelations
Replies: 78
Views: 13989

Re: Rumor: WW ending India and PIT on the heels of numerous other cancelations

DEL is bookable until Oct 2019
PIT isn't bookable past Mar 2019

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by caaardiff
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 449
Views: 81513

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

- Virgin Little Red operated Airbus on the domestic routes which were too big for what they needed. Flybe are already operating LHR-EDI & ABZ which could be strengthened for much needed connections that VS need through LHR, along with the recently announced NQY flights. Operated on a much more e...

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by caaardiff
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth
Replies: 83
Views: 17238

Re: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth

Can VS do it in its current configuration? The current configurations for their B789s are as follows: VS: J31 (1-1-1), W35 (2-3-2), Y198 (3-3-3, 31"), 264 total seats. QF: J42 (1-2-1), W28 (2-3-2), Y166 (3-3-3, 32"), 236 total seats Advertised range is 7635 nmi at 290 passengers...and rem...

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by caaardiff
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe losses much greater than expected - shares tank.
Replies: 41
Views: 7068

Re: Flybe losses much greater than expected - shares tank.

The route map is interesting.. I had no idea they were flying from RAF Valley in Angelsey down to Cardiff... now that is a niche route.. for RAF Service men??. This is operated by Eastern Airways who stepped in to take over the route after Citywing (Manx2) went bust. As T3 are now a BE franchise, i...

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by caaardiff
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?
Replies: 46
Views: 7564

Re: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?

CWL has a long history of flights to Canada and it's said the route was doing quite well for Zoom and attracted people from the Southwest of England as well as South Wales. With the SW of England being quite a wealthy catchment. Surely BRS would be better then... It would, but it would be questiona...

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by caaardiff
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?
Replies: 46
Views: 7564

Re: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?

BFS, GLA and CWL (thrown into the mix as it's my local airport) were all previously served by Zoom. Only a couple of flights to BFS and CWL a week, and a CWL-BFS-YVR split flight as well. GLA I think was higher frequency to Canada. BHX recently lost Air Transat and the route was to be taken over by ...

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by caaardiff
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 130
Views: 43840

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

Thomson/First Choice had a hard landing at Bristol (BRS) in 2010 which took the aircraft out of service for several months, but was repaired. The same aircraft had already suffered damage with Vietnam Airlines before that.

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by caaardiff
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 11264

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Kinnear commented: “The Q400, with its 53-56 seats, hits a real sweet spot for us, and then that fits in really nicely with the E175.” A quote from the article. Aren't there 78 seats in the Q400's? Forgive me but i thought the seat reduction was reducing the fleet size, not the number of seats in ea...

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by caaardiff
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 11264

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Could Flybe be bought out and fly under the BA Cityflyer umbrella with them making moves back into regional markets couldn't they in theory operate in the regions again but with lower costs. The backing of IAG could do wonders for BE. The codeshare and feeder service that BE provide for regional Ai...

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by caaardiff
Wed May 30, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.
Replies: 57
Views: 9962

Re: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.

With the bigger aircraft and more seats to fill, would it mean dropping prices to get bums on seats which could ultimately hurt TCX? What routes are they now competing on from MAN?

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by caaardiff
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas proposes amenities in the cargo hold for ultra long flights
Replies: 76
Views: 13314

Re: Alan Joyce floats the idea of "Cargo class"

Is this concept not already there in the form of crew rest? Just above the cabin rather than below it. Relocate the galley space at the back of the aircraft downstairs and 2 levels of bunks can be created, maybe even 3 levels if the height is right. Split then into individual pods rather than a whol...

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by caaardiff
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas proposes amenities in the cargo hold for ultra long flights
Replies: 76
Views: 13314

Re: Alan Joyce floats the idea of "Cargo class"

Thomas Cook has toilets downstairs on some of their A330's. Would it make more sense to put more toilets downstairs, allowing for some for disabled access, and some more galley space downstairs, thus creating more space on the main deck for seating?

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by caaardiff
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 18981

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

133 seats seems a lot for Flybe. Unless they are looking to push the regional market. The E195's weren't economical, but I was always puzzled why they went for the E75 and not cheaper E195's. The E75 capacity isn't much more than the Q400, with the latter being able to cover most 1.5hr flights, even...

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by caaardiff
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA IROPS Handling In Recent Snow Storm
Replies: 53
Views: 8044

Re: BA IROPS Handling In Recent Snow Storm

In times of more and more automation and self handling at Airports. I.E - Self check-in / Self bag drop, skills of handling workers are diminishing. Ticketing is not an easy thing to learn, and during times of disruption is when these guys really earn their money. The issue here is BA would have ver...

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by caaardiff
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 63702

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

Could we add bmi regional (BM) into to the mix to replace their aging Emb 135s and 45s - they have been looking to replace them for a while, but 31 is an over kill for the airline. Aren't BMI own/partnered with a leasing company? There's been talk for a long time about fleet replacement, but I thin...

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by caaardiff
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 70177

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

These aren't rumours. UK CAA has already positioned two Qatari A320s to STN should Monarch not have their ATOL licence renewed. And this is 100% confirmed? 2 A320s is nothing considering MON operate mainly A321s. Given the saga previously where 747s etc were positioned in and that backfired massive...

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by caaardiff
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian considering expanding services in SWF
Replies: 59
Views: 7777

Re: Norwegian considering expanding services in SWF

Just a question here can my Airport (NCL) with a runway length of 7,641ft handle a B737MAX with a full load to PVD or SWF? Great to see it working out for Norwegian I do believe next announcement for long haul flights from BDL/PVD/SWF will include MAN or most likely BHX and than possibly NCL,GLA or...

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by caaardiff
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wow air not paying delay compensation
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

Re: Wow air not paying delay compensation

Like most other Airlines.....
Out of curiosity how delayed were you?

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by caaardiff
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flybe and SQ - What are the options?
Replies: 13
Views: 2792

Re: Flybe and SQ - What are the options?

Try CWL. Options could be via CDG, DUB, GLA and EDI.

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by caaardiff
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea: 28 aircraft, 250 routes, 4.3 million passengers... what now?
Replies: 22
Views: 6194

Re: Volotea: 28 aircraft, 250 routes, 4.3 million passengers... what now?

CWL is crying out for an Airline like Volotea. Potential routes with W patterns - IBZ and MAH. TLS BOD and VCE could work. If Volotea were to be taken over by/merged with IAG/Vueling. Vueling already operate 20+ flights per week from CWL-Spain, so the brand is well known.

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by caaardiff
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: online allocation check in full
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: online allocation check in full

Yes. A number of seats are not used and reserved for Airports to use should there be any seating issues (families split up) Also if saleable seats aren't purchased they aren't given away for free online but can be allocated subject to check in using them.

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by caaardiff
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag
Replies: 47
Views: 8229

Re: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag

WOW is a low cost carrier. Low cost carriers let YOU the customer decide what you want for your flight. You buy the fare and add on anything you want. Most legacy carriers throw everything into the fare, whether you want it or not. Baggage, generous hand luggage, meals, drinks, etc etc. Legacy carri...

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by caaardiff
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag
Replies: 47
Views: 8229

Re: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag

It's probably because they face the issue like FR and EZY where people were taking advantage of the old rules and there was too much hand luggage going into the cabin and not enough space for it. I'm not sure the difference in dollars but in GBP it's 15.99 prebooked, £37 at check in and £74 at the g...

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by caaardiff
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to start Iceland - Israel flights
Replies: 54
Views: 8904

Re: WOW Air to start Iceland - Israel flights

What would the flight time be? 7 hours? and a 2 hour time difference There appears to be a new bank emerging. The LAX and SFO flights now arrive into KEF approx. 1330 and then there's a bank of flights to Europe in the afternoon to LGW, CDG and AMS, approx. 1500. Interestingly, any other route means...

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by caaardiff
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY to Launch EDI-NYC (SWF?) in Summer 2017, No LGW-SWF?
Replies: 89
Views: 12617

Re: DY to Launch EDI-NYC (SWF?) in Summer 2017, No LGW-SWF?

It took me well over an hour for a cab ride from JFK to manhattan and vice versa when I went before. We arrived into taxi at JFK about 1500 on the way in and left manhattan about 1700 on the way back. Not sure what it normally would take outside of rush hour.. But if the timings are right on this fl...

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by caaardiff
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big mess at WOW schedule again
Replies: 74
Views: 21256

Re: Big mess at WOW schedule again

For ALL flights to be delayed it seems like something has snowballed. I heard one of their a/c got hit by a ground vehicle in the states recently. It looks like one or 2 flights have been delayed inbound and they've made the decision to delay all flights going whichever way so those passengers can m...

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by caaardiff
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big mess at WOW schedule again
Replies: 74
Views: 21256

Re: Big mess at WOW schedule again

They also have a new aircraft TF-JOY online, so with an extra aircraft winter demand must still be good for them. Yes when things go wrong it can go badly wrong, but how many days has it gone right? That's when the money comes in. It depends if the occasional lengthy delays outweight the on time day...

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by caaardiff
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big mess at WOW schedule again
Replies: 74
Views: 21256

Re: Big mess at WOW schedule again

Looking at todays flights it looks like they are an aircraft down for whatever reason, as DUB is nearly 12 hours late. WW often sub in carriers to help. WW also part owns a hotel near KEF so i'm sure that helps with disruption. They don't have an interline agreements as such but they do use certain ...

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by caaardiff
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is UK air travel over its peak?
Replies: 13
Views: 2010

Re: Is UK air travel over its peak?

The route you've mentioned from Cardiff (CWL) is because of the rugby world cup matches that were held at the millennium (now principality) stadium in 2015. Lots of Irish and French fans flying back and forth.

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by caaardiff
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW owns 2nd A330 now?
Replies: 7
Views: 2890

Re: WOW owns 2nd A330 now?

http://www.icetra.is/aviation/aircraft/ ... ?aq=TF-bro
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Correct, due to crew issues. I'm guessing it's difficult to recruit for crew for 2 based Airlines with such a small population.
TF-BRO and TF-SIS are now operated by Avion Expres
http://www.icetra.is/aviation/aircraft/ ... ?aq=TF-bro

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by caaardiff
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW increases schedules in S17
Replies: 71
Views: 11158

Re: WOW increases schedules in S17

Are these part schedules with more to come? Nothing released for BRS and EDI yet

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by caaardiff
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why charter plane ....WW814
Replies: 2
Views: 969

Re: Why charter plane ....WW814

9H-AMW operated in/out of BRS on Friday. The aircraft is based in Cardiff (CWL) and operated the Wow flight in reverse BRS-KEF-BRS. I'm guessing there's either an a/c AOG or crewing issues. This morning most a/c were in use except 1, maybe 2. The A330's were operating the main Europe routes (LGW, CD...

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by caaardiff
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson Dreamliner reliability?
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Re: Thomson Dreamliner reliability?

Probably the 787 for your flight was used to cover another 787 on long haul. There's I think 2 787's in short haul config but are called in to cover for the long haul configs. With a bit of shuffling around in the fleet a 767 would cover the short haul 787. All aircraft have tech probs occasionally....

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by caaardiff
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish military coup impact on civil aviation
Replies: 111
Views: 23028

Re: Turkish military coup

British Carriers are going by Foreign Office travel advice, which as yet hasn't changed. Normal operations

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by caaardiff
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Mayor Strongly Backs A New Runway -- At LGW ?!?
Replies: 73
Views: 11761

Re: London Mayor Strongly Backs A New Runway -- At LGW ?!?

Would expansion at LGW not just create more business for low-cost and beach demand? As has been said LGW and LHR are quite different in what they offer. Build a 2nd runway at LGW but there's still limited connectivity. I would expect EZY to move into connections on it's network, like VY. I can't see...

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by caaardiff
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW next US cities?
Replies: 44
Views: 5230

Re: WOW next US cities?

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... de-427300/
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4x new A321ceo on order for delivery 2017-2018 and also mention of leased A320neo but can't find any information on timescale.
Be interesting what cards WOW play next.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... de-427300/

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by caaardiff
Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 193
Views: 73758

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Airbus Orders

The article on airbus.com states the A350's will compliment the existing fleet of 10 A330's. So VS will have A330, 789, A350-1000 and potentially A380's. Still seems a quite a varying fleet for such a small carrier.

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by caaardiff
Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY-CWL 4x Daily On FlyBe Sept-Oct 2016 Only
Replies: 15
Views: 3151

RE: LCY-CWL 4x Daily On FlyBe Sept-Oct 2016 Only

It's reported an additional 30-60 minutes to each rail journey, so anywhere up to 3hr30mins from Cardiff Central to Paddington. The Cardiff Business community is already talking about wanting the route permanently but not sure how that will pan out once the train is back in service. Prices are as lo...

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by caaardiff
Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissport Withdrawing From LGW?
Replies: 9
Views: 3437

RE: Swissport Withdrawing From LGW?

LGW has been very challenging since the merger. With the loss of BA, who does Swissport currently handle?

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by caaardiff
Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling To Launch BCN-NCL,LPL,LBA
Replies: 17
Views: 4159

RE: Vueling To Launch BCN-NCL,LPL,LBA

There's been a massive VY advertising campaign in South Wales, but the talk is most of this has been supplied in a roundabout way by <acronym title="Cardiff (- Rhoose / Wales) (CWL / EGFF), United Kingdom">CWL</acronym>. VY are said to be very supportive of <acronym title="Cardiff (- Rhoose / Wales)...

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by caaardiff
Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TCX To Fly 1-time RT BFS-LAS July 2015 With 757
Replies: 19
Views: 4104

RE: TCX To Fly 1-time RT BFS-LAS July 2015 With 757

<a href="http://airlineroute.net/2015/04/22/tcx-cwlmco-aug15/" target="_blank">http://airlineroute.net/2015/04/22/tcx-cwlmco-aug15/</a> They also say there's a <acronym title="Cardiff (- Rhoose / Wales) (CWL / EGFF), United Kingdom">CWL</acronym>-<acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO ...

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