Anglesey Cardiff Flights Extension to 2014

by Ann Marie
(North Wales)

Flights between Anglesey and Cardiff airports look set for a boost with a new three year contract to run from 2010 to 2014, according to the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG).

Given that demand for tickets has greatly exceeded early expectations since the service between RAF Valley and Cardiff International Airport started two years ago, larger planes are also being proposed.

Current operator Highland Airways runs a twice daily, weekly service between Anglesey Airport and Cardiff International with capacity of only 18 seats.

It is understood that the new tender will include provision for at least 29 passengers with effect from May 2010. The current operator is already considering upgrading the planes it uses in advance of the new tendering process.

Clearly, the Anglesey Cardiff flight provides a valuable service by linking the north and south of Wales, and offers a great facility for both business and leisure passengers.

The hourly flight between RAF Valley and Cardiff compares favourably with approximately five hours by either car or train.

Companies can look to doing business efficiently in one day rather than the option of an overnight stay on the island or in Cardiff. This can contribute a welcome efficiency boost for the Welsh economy.

It is not at all surprising that almost 29,000 passengers used the service in the first twelve month period.

Looking ahead, ticket prices under the next three year contract are likely to have a maximum price of about £56 including Air Passenger Duty.

The maximum ticket price is expected to apply to around three quarters of the tickets allocated. This would then give the new operator the flexibility to price the remaining 25% of tickets.

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Nov 01, 2015
I would like to
by: Anonymous

I would like to thank you for your nicely written post, its informative and your writing style encouraged me to read it till end. Thanks

Mar 01, 2014
annoying frustrations
by: Brimwit

Now 0perated by CityWing. Its the lack of advantageous says check-in on line.
But NO cant do it for this airport. First morning bus from Bangor and East Anglesey arrives 0825,but check-in closes 0830.You would need to be a blade runner from the bus stop to make it. Its not rocket science to put the bus 5mins sooner

Oct 28, 2009
fly to Paris from Anglesey
by: Elen

yeah, would be great to fly to Paris CDG from Valley changing at Manchester, or perhaps to Amsterdam. think how much less traffic on the A55 and other big roads:)

Oct 28, 2009
Anglesey Airport.
by: John Owen

I would like to see some flights to Manchester or Liverpool Airports linking in with some of the more popular flights from these places and onwards.

Oct 19, 2009
great news about Cardiff flights
by: Hefin

we went to Cardiff last year by plane from Valley, it's so much better than going on A470. Fast, and no worries about traffic lights and hold-ups. also good news about bigger planes.

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