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2013-08-22 12:21:19

LONDON, August 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Gateway's proposal for the expansion of Cardiff Airport has been chosen as the preferred measure to increase the UK's airport capacity in a poll that received almost 430 votes Western Gateway's proposal received more than half of all of the 429 votes placed over a two-week period. 11 of the 29 proposals submitted to the Airports Commission for long-term solutions to UK airport capacity were included in the poll,...

2008-10-04 18:00:17

By Peter Collins ANGRY residents campaigning against plans to build an access road to Cardiff International Airport mounted a protest in Barry yesterday. The Welsh Assembly Government has asked for the public's view on three options for a road to the airport. But many people in the Vale do not want to see a new road at all. A report on the three options was presented to the Vale of Glamorgan Council's cabinet yesterday members of an anti-access road action group held a demonstration...

2008-09-26 18:00:39

THE UK's main air traffic control centre suffered a computer glitch last night that saw scores of flights cancelled and delayed. The problem started just before 4pmwhen a fault occurred at one of the systems at Swanwick Air Traffic Control Centre in Hampshire. This led air traffic control company NATS to restrict the number of planes entering UK airspace as well as those taking off from major UK airports, including Cardiff International Airport, causing serious disruption. But a NATS...

2008-09-20 21:00:25

A NORTH WALES airport that runs flights between Anglesey and South Wales wants to extend its range of routes, it was reported yesterday. The airport, which runs two daily flights between Valley in Anglesey and Cardiff, wants to introduce flights from North Wales to London and Dublin. It is less than two years since the airport introduced its North-South link - a 45-minute route, currently subsidised by the Assembly Government. Officials at the airline have said the proposals are still...

2008-09-19 00:00:22

T his year has been the most tumultuous many of us can remember in aviation for a very long time. Globally, more than 30 airlines have gone to the wall since January. From small regional UK airlines, through business class- only operators to household names like Zoom and most recently XL, the perception is that airlines are dropping like flies. Meanwhile, the price of oil has swung violently, topping 147 a barrel in June before coming down to around 90 earlier this week. It's a measure of...

2008-09-15 12:00:22

By Andrew Picken THOUSANDS of passengers at Edinburgh Airport are set to speed up their journey through check-in with the delivery of new self- service kiosks. Airport bosses have installed ten of the terminals in a bid to tackle the queues. British Airways and BMI already have check-in machines for their own customers, but the GBP 300,000 terminals installed by airport operator BAA will be open to all airlines. Air France, KLM and Flybe have all signed up to use the machines, but...

2008-09-14 18:00:18

By Sarah Miloudi SCORES of Welsh holiday makers are facing disappointment as the XL Leisure Group - the UK's third largest tour operator - today announced it had gone into administration. Travellers who were due to depart from Cardiff International Airport (CIA) next month on flights organised by the group, will now have their packages cancelled, and an estimated 85,000 UK tourists have today woken up and discovered they are stranded abroad. The airline flies to 50 destinations around...

2008-09-12 18:00:24

CARDIFF Airport has signed up an airline to take over bankrupt budget carrier Zoom's flights to Canada. Flyglobe span will offer flights from Cardiff Airport to Hamilton, near Toronto, with prices frompounds 179 one-way. Weekly Sunday services to Canada will run from June until September next year. It is three weeks since 67 passengers were stranded in Cardiff after Zoom went into administration and cancelled all flights across the UK and Canada. Flyglobespan CEO Rick Green said:...

2008-09-12 18:00:24

BUDGET airline bmibaby has scrapped a month of flights from Cardiff to Barcelona, it emerged last night. The airline said that, as a "summer route", the Barcelona flights would normally finish at the end of October anyway. But because of low demand for tickets and high fuel prices, it is now suspending flights from October 4 instead. Because of the change, some passengers have had their flights from Cardiff International Airport (CIA) to Barcelona switched to Birmingham, almost 200...

2008-09-12 18:00:24

WALES' national airport was yesterdaynamedthe best airport in the UKfor on-time performance. Asurvey conducted by the Civil Aviation Authority, which reviewed the performance of 75 airports with the greatest number of passengers worldwide, showed an average of 87% of flights departing from Cardiff International Airport were on time. At Heathrow, 65.9% left on time, 72.4%at Bristol and 78.9% at Birmingham. Cardiff also had the second shortest delay times in the UK. Spencer Birns,...