From the Facebook page of South Wales Aviation Group.
"Due in to Cardiff tomorrow around 14:00 from Heathrow is JetOneX B744 TF-AMK. The aircraft is coming here for some engine maintenance by local St Athan company GJD Services …it’s being handled by our friends at...
Emerald Airlines (Aer Lingus Regional) load 2 new routes from Belfast City:
East Midlands - begins 26 March 2023 - up to 13x weekly flights
Newcastle - begins 28 April 2023 - 7x weekly flights
Several other routes have frequency increases
NEW ROUTE Ryanair - London Stansted to Kos.
Summer seasonal flights start 28 March 2023
FR6291 STN 0700-1300 KGS (Sat)
FR6291 STN 0735-1335 KGS (Tue)
FR6290 KGS 1325-1525 STN (Sat)
FR6290 KGS 1400-1600 STN (Tue)
Flights to go on sale in coming days
Vueling have placed its summer seasonal London Gatwick - Genoa route back on sale with 2x weekly flights (Wednesdays and Sundays) from 26 March 2023
VY6634 LGW 0650-0945 GOA (Sun)
VY6634 LGW 0710-1005 GOA (Wed)
VY6635 GOA 1135-1230 LGW (Wed)
VY6635 GOA 1145-1240 LGW (Sun)
I think the problem with an A321 for a route like Cardiff is that it would be seen as a downgrade compared to other routes with wide bodies and it has less cargo capacity which would be a key thing for the airport.
Not really much they can do now, maybe they might be able to get a few extra flights from Ryanair but doubtful. I expect that the airport may well concentrate on summer 2024 and getting Vueling and Ryanair to increase what they offer from the airport and maybe get TUI to offer a bit more as well...
A bit of something positive looking at KLM and the default has increased too 21 weekly flights with an overnight on Saturdays now. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday are all E190 days. In total there will be 16 E190 weekly departures and 5 E175 weekly departures. That would be 4080 weekly...
So this is what Summer 2023 schedule for TUI looks like at the moment updated 1/2/23
06.00 Palma de Mallorca
22.40 Palma de...
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