15 AUGUST 2022
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Following its retreat from Doncaster, Wizz Air is now to dramatically reduce services from Cardiff. Quick as a flash Ryanair has come up with offers from Bristol Airport, the other side of the River Severn in Somerset.
(See BTN 18 July Doncaster Airport closure?)
Wizz says that it will make contact with all passengers who have been affected by this change so that they can have their travel options outlined to them. Two destinations, Milan and Bucharest will continue over the winter season.
It is no longer offering tickets to Alicante, Corfu, Faro, Heraklion, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Sharm el-Sheikh or Tenerife.
Natasha Asghar, Welsh Conservative spokeswoman for transport, said: "This is incredibly disappointing news for Cardiff Airport, which has already seen falling passenger numbers and continues to make a loss.
"Wales needs an airport that will attract airlines in order to boost the economy and show Wales off to the world”.
See also in this week’s BTN COMMENT: Wizz Air and Moscow and Wizz Air to Russia.
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David Nicholas Starkie, United Kingdom
Tax payers picking up the tab for the losses, seeing that Cardiff is one of the few public sector airports. Why?