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Wasn't expecting to be travelling to Leeds today! First non work travel since lockdown on the train.
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Hope you and your mum are well - thing's getting better with 62 service from the 06/07/2020 and the café open. No beer since the Friday pub close down ( £1.50
a pint @ Groovepad ). How about Serene Air starting an Islamabad service? Based there and have just sourced an A330-200 AP-BNE c/n 733 ex Air Europa. Have stated they would like to get into long-haul. May come next Sunday if weather o.k. 34 bus. :joyful:

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KLM to resume operations from Cardiff Airport in August
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KLM to resume operations from Cardiff Airport in August From 3rd August, KLM will resume operations between Cardiff Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport using an Embraer 175 aircraft, carrying 88 passengers. Throughout the summer period, passengers will have the opportunity to connect to over 100 European and intercontinental destinations via Amsterdam, offering worldwide connectivity to and from the Welsh capital. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, KLM has been adapting its network and flight schedule in line with travel restrictions and demand. KLM flights from...
Vueling takes off from Cardiff to Alicante today as it resumes flights to Spain from Wales
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Vueling takes off from Cardiff to Alicante today as it resumes flights to Spain from Wales The airline resumes its operations from Cardiff Airport today with services to Alicante In August, Vueling will re-start flights to Malaga and Palma de Mallorca Palma de Mallorca route will operate on a larger Airbus A321 aircraft, able to carry 220 passengers. Barcelona, July 16, 2020 - Vueling Airlines, a company part of International Airlines Group (IAG), re-starts its services from Cardiff Airport for the summer 2020 season. The Spanish...
Statement from Charlie Cornish, Group CEO, MAG - Quarantine
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Statement from Charlie Cornish, Group CEO, MAG - Quarantine “For as long as it lasts, a blanket quarantine policy will be a brick wall to the recovery of the UK aviation and tourism industries, with huge consequences for UK jobs and GDP. “By enabling people to travel between the UK and low risk countries, the aviation industry is able to help lead the UK economy out of this crisis, just as it has in previous recessions. But in order for this to happen, the Government must work quickly to create a smart and targeted approach that recognises that many countries are already low risk...
Delhi Delight as Manchester Airport secures direct route to Indian capital
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Delhi Delight as Manchester Airport secures direct route to Indian capital Route set to benefit 180,000 people from airport’s vast catchment area who currently travel to Delhi indirectly Direct route with Virgin Atlantic will fly three times a week from 26th October News welcomed by business and civic dignitaries as High Commissioner visits Manchester Tourism benefit predicted for the North as UK is the second most popular long-haul destination for Indian visitors Return Economy fares start from £496 per person and from £2,315 for Upper Class (business) The North’s ties with one of the...
Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks is launching a programme of “once-in-a-lifetime” trips to Iceland from London Stansted
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Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks is launching a programme of “once-in-a-lifetime” trips to Iceland from London Stansted Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks is launching a programme of “once-in-a-lifetime” trips to Iceland from London Stansted next winter that have been perfectly timed for those wanting to see the spectacular Northern Lights. There will be five special flights in total, one in October, one in November and three in March 2021, with the choice of three-night or four-night trips to the North Atlantic island. Iceland is a brand-new destination for the airline at Stansted who opened its...
Jet2.com announces scheduled services from Birmingham Airport to Iceland for Winter 20/21
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Jet2.com announces scheduled services from Birmingham Airport to Iceland for Winter 20/21 Jet2.com announces scheduled services from Birmingham Airport to Iceland for Winter 20/21 Award-winning airline will operate scheduled flights to Iceland for the first time Twice-weekly flights will operate from October to November and mid-February to April Only company to operate to spectacular Iceland and the Northern Lights from Birmingham Airport 30th January 2020: Jet2.com has today announced that it will be launching scheduled flights to Iceland from Birmingham Airport for the very first time...
Travelex opens five currency exchange stores in Birmingham Airport
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Travelex opens five currency exchange stores in Birmingham Airport Foreign exchange specialist announces its latest airport launch to deliver currency exchange services across stores, ATMs and click-and-collect services Travelex, a Finablr company and market leading Foreign Exchange specialist, today announced the opening of five new currency exchange stores in Birmingham Airport. The opening of the new stores represents Travelex’s latest UK airport launch and follows a competitive bidding process. Travelex will be the sole foreign exchange provider at Birmingham Airport. The new...
Norwich Airport: TUI launches additional 10,000 seats for Winter 2020
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Norwich Airport: TUI launches additional 10,000 seats for Winter 2020 Introducing 10 and 11-night holidays to Tenerife from Norwich Airport for Winter 2020 Introducing 10 and 11-night holidays to Tenerife from Norwich Airport for Winter 2020 10,000 extra seats go on sale from Norwich Airport this month 9th December, London – TUI, the world’s leading holiday company and the UK’s number one holiday provider, has announced its winter 2020 programme by adding an extra 10,000 seats from Norwich airport. TUI has now added 10 and 11-night holidays to Tenerife with the addition of a weekly...
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays adds stunning Santorini from Birmingham Airport
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Jet2.com and Jet2holidays adds stunning Santorini from Birmingham Airport Jet2.com and Jet2holidays adds stunning Santorini from Birmingham Airport Latest addition means THREE BRAND NEW GREEK DESTINATIONS on sale for Summer 20 from Birmingham Airport The UK’s second largest tour operator will operate to 11 Greek destinations from Birmingham Airport in Summer 20 3rd December 2019: Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has revealed its third brand new Greek destination from Birmingham Airport for Summer 20, the picture-perfect island of Santorini. As demand for award-winning flights and holidays...
Direct Bristol Airport coach service returns to Cardiff
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Direct Bristol Airport coach service returns to Cardiff As demand for post-covid domestic travel grows, a direct airport coach service from Cardiff has been added back onto the National Express network of scheduled coach services. The 216 service from Cardiff to Bristol Airport will run five times each way every day via Newport and Bristol. The route has been reintroduced as part of the UK’s largest coach operator’s return to the road after a three month suspension in response to covid-19. Chris Hardy, managing director of National Express UK Coach, explains: “Our iconic white fleet...

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What does the future hold for CWL...?

"Having thought about what the future holds for CWL, their first priority must be the return of Paris, Dublin, and Belfast, as Jerry mentioned above, Loganair have built up their services at BHD, could they be persuaded to operate a route to CWL? If Air France didn't want to operate the Paris route from CWL, perhaps Eastern could give it a try, also the Dublin route if there are no others interested. If Eastern were to base a second J41 at CWL, it would be the ideal aircraft to operate to CORK and JERSEY and perhaps build up the frequency on those routes. There is certainly a good opportunity for them to establish themselves at CWL in the future, that is of course if they are still in existence after the end of the pandemic. ".....

Travel and Airline Industry recovery from Covid-19, your views?

" I dont think people realise how serious this all is, and when the lockdown ends country by country which will take a fair time who is going to fly whilst ever this virus is about which it will be, and even when a vaccine is created the virus will be around some time plus the good old media will still be in full swing scaring us all! From what im seeing I feel believe it or not jet2 are the strongest in all this financially plus remember if this does continue where does jet2 originate from, dart group,channel express so plenty of experience in the freight sector which we most definitely require at the moment. Can anyone give anymore upto date info on jet2 financial pos?"......

The future of Virgin Atlantic, your views?

" Virgin are now doing what they should have done in the first place and are obliged to do under the governments Covid Corparate Financing Scheme. That is explore normal commercial financing options before applying to the government scheme, do that and HMG can make an informed decision. The likes of Wizz UK and Easyjet have indicated that they qualify for loans up to £300m and £600m respectively based on there credit ratings and presumably followed the correct procedure. The whole point of the government scheme is to support companies operating within the UK economy and the jobs of people within the country, under these circumstances it doesn't really matter who owns the company as so much of our economy is multi national anyway."......

Epic Failures...?

"He is preparing for the fake election, the one he postpones indefinitely just to remain the bestest president ever. Meanwhile, he obliterates Iran, invades N. Korea, sells Alaska to his mate Putin and buys Scotland to create a 51st state. Expect the unexpected with that man, entertaining and dangerous, but expect a full toothache from our own leaders, dull enough to send a person into a coma.

A runway extention for Bristol...?

"It's certainly physically possible to extend the runway at the eastern end of the airfield although any type of extension would require the A38 to be dropped into a 150-metre long tunnel, and it's likely that even the most modest option would impact in some way on Felton Common which is beyond the A38. In its current master plan, pubished in 2006, the airport set out a number of options for extending the runway, all at the eastern end of the airfield - the land beyond the western end of the runway falls away significantly and any extension there would require major civil engineering. Although the promised new master plan has not materialised despite public consultations that began two years ago the airport has already said that a runway extension is not being considered. Presumably the reasons it gave in 2006 for maintaining the status quo are still in place.".....

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