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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.

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
Real Madrid versus Juventus.

Cardiff is due to receive the bulk of Juventus fans but both Vuelling and Iberia flights are due to upgrade their scheduled flights. Bristol will see a large number of aircraft as well
Corporate activity is likely to be popular but no details are likely to be known prior to the day. Due to security concerns no information will be on this page but is likely to appear on the home page as it happens.

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.

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 will be provided when known.

European-Rugby-Challenge Cup

nothing known


nothing known


Individual flights for the Welsh pro 12 teams will now be limited to the daily blog rather than here due to the limited number likely to occur.


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
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
1st/2nd         Food and Flying Festival/Vintage Fly-in
15th              Aeronca Club/US Classics
12th/13th    3R's Air Race Weekend
19th/20th    Fly-in Francais

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


S.W.A.G. Editorial Information Board

Notice to Readers
: You are fully welcome to use information from our site, all we ask is that the South Wales Aviation Group are credited. Please don't copy whole sections of the blog for use on your own site. The site is produced by aviation enthusiasts for aviation enthusiasts and is not intended for official use in any way ..regards the SWAG team.

Editorial Information
: In the "Editors on Line" section on the sidebar you will see a list of the SWAG editors currently online, the star * next to one of their names denotes the editor who has primacy at the time and any emails/information should be directed to that person. The editors are: Spud, Phantom2, AndyD, Stef, MikeyF (future events) and RichT ..contributing photographers are: StuC, IanG, RichT, Mark Pearce, Matthew Blunt, Hugh Trainer, Ginge Little, Keith Morgan and Phil Watkins

Please continue to send in your pics for use as the header. I would like them cropped to as near to 1600X500 as possible as this makes it easier for me to edit and fit on the site. I will try and change the picture every Sunday ..Regards IanG

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