Anglesey Flights To London and Dublin
A feasability study is underway into opening new routes between Anglesey Airport, London and Dublin.
Building on the success of the Anglesey Cardiff route which saw almost 20,000 passengers use the north south service, Anglesey County Council are looking at route expansion.
Some research work has been carried out by Bangor University into the viability of an Anglesey Dublin flight route, and it appears in the right circumstances this could be viable.
The current twice daily weekly service between RAF Valley and Cardiff International Airport is run by Highland Airways,and the aim would be to attract other airlines for these new routes.
Since the new Anglesey Cardiff flights have been operating a growing number of business as well as leisure travellers have used the service.
Business people can fly to Cardiff for meetings and return the same day in relative comfort, rather than have to take a 5.5 hour journey by train, via Chester and Hereford.
One area of concern will be the continuing high price of crude oil and its impact on travel decisions. We are unlikely to see crude oil, and so jet fuel, prices coming down much further.
The economy will have to get used to these igh fuel prices and so the question of viability of the route for airlines will be a major issue.