Flights to Cardiff from Anglesey Suspended

by Jamie Williams

The Cardiff Anglesey airlink has been suspended as route operator Highland Airways has gone into administration, and no further bookings are being accepted.

According to the Adminstrator Pricewaterhouse Cooper's, Highland Airways had been facing trading problems while running the twice daily weekday service between Anglesey Airport and Cardiff Wales International.

Following the award of a three year contract by the Welsh Assembly Government in 2007, which included an £800,000 annual subsidy, the Anglesey Cardiff flights appeared to have been a great success with record numbers of passengers being carried.

Visitors from North Wales have been able to visit the capital city for short stays while business travellers from South Wales were able to get up North for meetings and return the same day.

The Welsh Assembly Government says it still hopes to restore the twice daily weekday service as a new contract is currently out to tender.

It is hoped that a new arrangement for Anglesey Cardiff flights will be in place just after the Easter holidays.

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