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Header Picture: Norwegian B788 LN-LNG departing Cardiff for Oslo recently after a short stay at BAMC (Mark "Ginge" Little)

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BIG NEWS TODAY 24/04/17 - Qatar Airways to operate direct flights from Cardiff to the Middle East from 2018, read the full story by clicking HERE

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Champions League news + other events

Courtesy of Niall who has put together a list of notable events this year at CWL-
New Airlines to use CWL
Cobalt-LCA starts S17
Iberia Express-MAD starts 6/4/17
Other Notables
Alba Star-PMI starts S17 
BH air-BOJ starts S17
Norwegian-TFS starts S17
Blue islands-GCI starts 2/5/17
Ryanair-FAO Starts 27/3/17
Flybe-FCO starts 28/3/17
*- exact date unknown.
Some TOM/TCX long haul (please note aircraft are subject to change)-
18/2/17-TOM 788 DEP 1145
05/3/17-TOM 763 DEP 1140
18/3/17-TOM 788 DEP 1140
25/3/17-TCX A332 DEP 1120

Another Notable type last flight for KLM is the Fk70 flight from CWL is 
28/10/17 KL1059/60 AR0950 DEP1020.

The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE football final will be held at the Cardiff National Stadium of Wales. Obviously at this time we don't know who will be playing but hopefully we will get some extra visitors as a result of whoever plays! A further game that is due to take place in Cardiff is the final of the ladies European Champions League which is being held two nights previously
So June 1 2017 is the Ladies Champions League final being held at the Cardiff City Stadium
June 3 2017 is Champions League Final at the Wales National Stadium.
Known information so far [Jan 2017] is the semi finals are being played three weeks before the final and so the teams wont be known until early May. With that in mind any airlift of fans will not be known much before early May but there are already plans being made to cater for a large number of flights to Cardiff in the event of non UK teams getting to the final. There are also plans to have sort of enthusiast area similar to the NATO carpark idea.
Cardiff Heliport will be involved with numerous helicopters being operated over the period of the events.
We will try and keep this page live with news events leading up to the game.

Early notice for potential movements involving the Welsh International matches to held

2017 Six Nations fixtures

Italy - Wales (Stadio Olimpico, Sunday February 5)

Friday 03/02/2017
TOM8058F/8058 EMA 05:30-06:30 FCO B73H
LS101C/6173 MAN 06:00-08:00 FCO B75W
LS104C/6206 MAN 07:45-09:00 FCO B75W
LS121C/6268 LBA 09:00-11:15 FCO B75W
6G434P/6G4394   BTS 10:40-11:30 FCO B734 [6G=Go2Sky]
??-??-11:00 ENT601 CIA B734
TOM8059F/8060 FCO 12:50-13:50 FCO B73H
??-??-14:00 V32455 FCO 100 [V3 Karpatair]
6G435P/6G4396 17:30-ns08:00 FCO B734

Saturday 04/02/2017
VY7976/7980  LTN 09:40-10:15 FCO A320

Sunday 05/02/2017
V32456 FCO 100 arr 23:45/ dept not known

Monday 06/02/2017
VY7981/7977 FCO 11:50-12:25 LTN A320
LS6174/102C FCO 12:35-13:20 LBA B75W
TOM8062/8063F FCO 12:50-13:50 FCO B73H
LS6269/124C FCO 15:45-16:45 MAN B75W
ENT600 CIA B734 17:40 - no dept known
6G4395 FCO B734 17:40 - no dept known
LS6207/125C FCO 18:35-19:20 LBA B75W
TOM8064/8064F 20:05-21:05 LGW B73H

Scotland - Wales (Murrayfield 25/2/2017)

Thursday 23/02/2017
ENT509P/509  KTW 09:00-10:00 EDI B738
ENT511P/511 EDI 13:00/ns to 25th 09:00 EDI B738
BE82P/8020 EDI 16:15-16:40 EDI DHC8

Sunday 26/02/2017
BE273/274 EDI 12:15-12:40 EDI DH4 [service flight?]
BE8021/81P EDI 13:00-13:25 EDI DH4
ENT510/510P EDI 13:10- 13:55 EDI B738
ENT512/512P EDI 17:40-18:20 KTW B738


Wales - Ireland (Cardiff 10/3/2017)

Wednesday 08/03/2017
EI4290/4291 DUB 17:50-18:30 DUB A320

Thursday 09/03/2017
EI3290/3291 DUB 10:20-10:45 DUB AT4
EI3292/3293 DUB 11:15-11:40 DUB AT7
EI3298/3299 DUB 16:10-16:35 DUB AT7
FR835/836 DUB 21:55-22:20 DUB B73H

Friday 10/03/2017
EI3290/3291 DUB 08:25-08:50 DUB AT7
ABR490/491 DUB 10:00-23:55 DUB B733
WX9370/9371 DUB 10:40-23:55 DUB SU9
EI3292/3293 DUB 11:05-11:50 DUB A321
WX301/302 DUB 11:25-11:55 DUB AR8
WX9350/9351 DUB 11:50-23:30 DUB SU9
WX9360/9361 DUB 11:50/ns12:00 DUB SU9
FR835/836 DUB 12:05-12:30 DUB B73H
FR837/838 DUB 13:45-14:10 DUB B73H
WX302/303 DUB 14:20/ns 10:00 DUB AR8
EI3298/3299 DUB 16:10-16:35 DUB AT7

Saturday 11/03/2017
EI3290/3291 DUB 08:25-08:50 DUB AT7
EI3292/3293 DUB 11:35-12:00 DUB 320
EI3294/3295 DUB 11:40-12:15 DUB AT7
EI4290/4291 DUB 12:20-13:00 DUB 320
WX305/306 DUB 12:25-12:55 DUB AR8
EI3296/3297 DUB 15:30-16:10 DUB AT7
FR835/836 DUB 16:50-17:15 DUB 73H

Sunday 12/03/2017
EI3290/3291 DUB 08:25-08:50 DUB AT7
EI3298 DUB 14:30-15:10 DUB A320
FR837/838 DUB 14:45-15:10 DUB B73H
FR835/836 DUB 19:40-20:05 DUB B73H

France - Wales (Cardiff 18/3/2017)

Thursday 16/03/2017
                        Arr not known ??-??-15:00 V32457 LBG 100

Friday 17/03/2017
VY7974/7975 ORY 07:55-08:40 ORY A321

Sunday 19/03/2017
V32458 LBG 100 12:15-??-?? dept not known
VY7974/7975 ORY 14:45-15:30 ORY A321

European-Rugby-Challenge Cup

nothing known


nothing known

24/02/2017 GWENT DRAGONS - LEINSTER  WX9360/9361 DUB SU9 16:45/ns 23:45 DUB

Individual flights for Swansea [Premiership] and Cardiff [Championship] will now be limited to the daily blog rather than here due to the limited number likely to occur.
The Welsh International Team are due to play the following games which may provide extra flights and will be reported if known

The 2018 World Cup qualification starts in September with provisional match dates as follows
2016 matches

2017 matches
24 Mar - Republic of Ireland - Wales
11 June - Serbia - Wales
2 Sept - Wales - Austria
5 Sept - Moldova - Wales
6 Oct - Georgia - Wales
9 Oct - Wales - Republic of Ireland

Other Airfield news
We have been asked to provide news of a flyin at Shobden

Facebook GA Community Fly-in April 9 2017
Contact 01568 708369
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LOCAL SOCIETIES - two local groups hold meetings in the local area.
Air Britain Severnside Branch hold meetings in the Graig Community Centre, Caerphilly Road Newport, Basseleg Gwent. Please contact Mikeyf for details if interested in visiting.

Penarth Aviation Society hold meetings in Penarth Conservative club each month


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