Strategic Meetings Summit London, 26 September,
September 29 2022, Kimpton Fitzroy London
Friday 30 September 2022, JW Marriott Grosvenor
CARDIFF AIRPORT has a ”wish list” with flights to Germany at the top, according to managing director John Horne. Speaking at a ”Headlines” press lunch last week he said that Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich were priorities, as well as scheduled services to Italy to support the large ex-pat community in Wales. Cardiff expects to handle over 2m this year, a 22% increase on the 1.73m in 2005. With the sudden decision of Air Wales to stop scheduled services the airport is delighted that virtually all the routes and schedules have been taken up by other operators (see last week”s ABTN). On the leisure front Excel Airways is launching ten new holiday destinations, whilst new Maltese airline British Jet plans to launch regular charter flights to Malta from July. With these new services Cardiff International is offering more leisure destinations than ever before, with over 60 destinations this year. Mr Horne hosted amongst others David Bryon, managing director, bmibaby; Malcolm Naylor, managing director, Air Southwest; Maurice Boyle, managing director, Thomsonfly and Hugh Boyle, chairman, Zoom.