Anglesey Cardiff Flight Numbers Exceed Expectations
by Jane Williams
Highland Airways will shortly celebrate the first anniversary of the Anglesey Cardiff flight which they have operated since 8 May 2007.
And the airline is very pleased that passenger numbers are likely to be around the 15,000 mark, above original expectations for the airlink between Cardiff and Anglesey.
When the service was launched there was much scepticism but these noises have been largely silenced following the popularity of the one hour, twice daily weekday flights between the island and the Welsh capital.
It is easy to book a flight on the Internet and if you do so far enough in advance the prices are very competitive.
For those in North Wales who like the idea of a day or weekend in Cardiff, the flight from Anglesey Airport is a very fast and convenient way to get to the capital and enjoy the many attractions on offer.
When compared to the train or car journey, both about 5 hours plus from Anglesey, it is clear that this north south airlink can only go from strength to strength.
Passenger numbers are likely to remain healthy and this may bring forward the decision to increase capacity and the frequency of flights between Cardiff and Anglesey.
In addition those making the case for opening up other routes to the island will be encouraged by results to date. So it may not be too long before Manchester, Liverpool and Dublin destinations will be in the queue for take off.
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