Air Wales New Routes???

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Air Wales have the following listed on their booking system:

MANCHESTER
WATERFORD
RENNES BRITTANY
PARIS BEAUVAIS

Are these more new routes or system problem.

ACTUAL ROUTES LISTED ARE:

MANCHESTER-RENNES, PLYMOUTH
WATERFORD-RENNES
RENNES- JERSEY, CARDIFF, MANCHESTER
PARIS BEAUVAIS- CARDIFF

These look alot like Aer Arann routes
Is it a retaliation since Aer Arann launched CWL-DUB and ORK?

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Looks like its going to get very bloody between Aer Arann and Air Wales with each other constantly muscling in on each others territory.

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And Air Southwest too, if the MAN-CWL/Plymouth route are true!

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They are bookable too, well some anyway

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Which ones?

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I can get CWL-Beauvais, at £71!

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Yeah you can get Cardiff-Beauvais from £71. Looks promising!

also bookable is

Cardiff-Brussels from £84

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Yeah you can get Cardiff-Beauvais from £71. Looks promising!

Tho i wouldn't pay £71 to be dumped 50 odd miles away from Paris personally!
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Tho i wouldn't pay £71 to be dumped 50 odd miles away from Paris personally!

That is quite true the fare prices are quite high for an airport not close to the city!!

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Despite announcing CWL - BHD a few weeks ago, still not bookable and no schedules published - then, of course, Aer Arann announced they would be operating the same route from March 06 and that fares/schedules would be available mid December and still nothing!

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Despite announcing CWL - BHD a few weeks ago, still not bookable and no schedules published - then, of course, Aer Arann announced they would be operating the same route from March 06 and that fares/schedules would be available mid December and still nothing!

I sent an e-mail to air wales about this they said:

Thank you for your recent email.

The schedules are currently being entered into the system, and will be
available to book from tomorrow morning. Thank you for your patience.

Kind regards

Customer Relations

So they will be bookable Tomorrow!!!!

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Well this morning has come and gone and, not surprisingly, CWL - BHD still not bookable! Mind you, Aer Arann said their fares on the same route would be bookable mid December and we're still waiting!

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Paris Beauvias doesn't appear on the Booking System anymore!!!

Wierd!!!!!!

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Well, i'm part of Air Wales Virtual and I reckon with Air Wales Virtual the short lived venture (is it me or is there a general feeling this will be their last christmas) will have difficulty keeping up with the routes that they do and don't serve

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Another Update!

I was looking at prices on EXT-ORK and it says via Newuay:

Now it seems the EXT-ORK and NQY-ORK are being merged into EXT-NQY-ORK!!

Also Paris Beauvais is now back on the booking system!!

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Air Wales are now calling themselves Wales' and South-west's Preimuim Airline.
Air Southwest call themselves The South West's and Wales' Low Cost Regional Airline

LOL
Let the battle comence

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Air Wales, Aer Arann and Air Southwest are all in the same cut-throught market of regional air services to and from the south Wales and the southwest of England. Naturally things are going to get bloody, but there seems to be more to this than meets the eye. When Aer Arann announced CWL-DUB & BHD, and Air Wales announced EXT & NQY-ORK, someone here suggested a possible takeover by Aer Arann of Air Wales. I poo pooed the idea, I thought it was too hasty and it was just a bit competition between the two airlines. Now however, things have changed. Air Wales has severed ties with bmibaby on all but one route. In recent weeks they have slashed fares on a number of routes, coincidently to fit better into Aer Aranns sort of price bracket. They and RR have announced the Irish routes mentioned, and now a number of routes show up on their website that look very much like Aer Arann destinations. Whats more, they have not denied the existence of these upcoming services or blamed it on system errors. Instead they have left the door wide open, and not promised anything. Now, it all fits and Aer Arann taking over Air Wales seems highly likely to me. There would be minimal changes needed; both airlines operate the same aircraft, similar routes. The fact that Air Wales is supposedly Wales' "national airline" doesn't really matter. Ireland and Wales are both Celtic nations and have always held very close ties. Celtic Air or Celtline, something like that, would suit both airlines perfectly. What do we all think?

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This is really weird. All the routes are there on the booking facility and you can actually book & theres flight numbers and everything so I think these routes must be going ahead. However, when you go onto destinations & timetables loads of routes have gone! Also MAN- Rennes is apparently full right thru April?! They really need to get a new website designer/management company. This ones useless.

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Has Air Wales made an official annoncement about these new routes?

I really hope that Aer arann does NOT take over Air Wales!

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According to the Air Wales website NCL - CWL will be three times daily next June.

6G850 CWL - NCL 0800-0910
6G851 NCL - CWL 0940-1050
6G852 CWL - NCL 1200-1310
6G853 NCL - CWL 1650-1800
6G854 CWL - NCL 1740-1850
6G855 NCL - CWL 1920-2030