Highland Airways, an important mainland-to-island carrier, has become the latest company to fall to the recent winter. The airline went into administration on the 24th March, upsetting islanders in Scotland, and throwing the daily Cardiff-Anglesey route into jeopardy. The firm has now ceased trading.
Cardiff Airport has announced plans to create an extension to the terminal. The plans have been in the pipeline for some time, but the planning application has finally been submitted to the Vale of Glamorgan Council. Work could begin as early as the end of this year if it is successful.
The Indonesian island of Bali, famed for its white beaches and wonky palm trees, is the latest route on offer from Wales’s largest airport, Cardiff. South Wales has not had links with Bali since 1997.
Cardiff has become the fourth UK airport to adopt the innovative e-Border system, behind London Stansted, Manchester and Bristol.
has announced two new routes from Cardiff airport – Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt, and Monastir, Tunisia. The flights will operate over the winter season, terminating in April next year.
The National Trust has blasted the plans of Cardiff International Airport to construct a new access road. This road, if proposals to build it are accepted, may run next to meadows which are an important part of the local habitat. Furthermore, the road, which will run through the Vale of Glamorgan, may negatively impact upon a beautiful village which has won numerous awards in the past. Currently, three options for the location of the road are being considered, and the Welsh Assembly Government has expressed its desire for local people to make their views known before any final decision is made.
This week, Bmibaby celebrated a very special milestone. Two days ago, the airline marked six years at Cardiff airport with several celebratory events aimed at including the passengers who have made its time in the Welsh capital such a success.
The union representing pilots (BALPA) has announced that it is only a matter of time before a crash is caused by people using laser pointers to dazzle pilots as they come into land.
It’s not an easy job but someone’s got to do it and staff in the air traffic control deck below Cardiff’s International Airport are more than aware of just how tough their job can be. Aviation safety is hot on everyone in the world’s minds at the moment so it comes as quite a stir to hear that reports have come into the public domain in the last few weeks of up to eight near crashes over the skies of the Welsh capital.
After the recent embarrassment of having sent three passengers to Turkey instead of Lanzarote following a check-in blunder by Servisair, there is yet more bad press for Cardiff airport.