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Flybe announce new Cardiff route and more flights

Airline Flybe has announced a new route from Cardiff airport and more flights to existing destinations.

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From Monday a new all-year service between Cardiff and Munich begins - with flights five times a week.

The airline says additional flights will also be added to:

  • Cork - boosting the current Saturday service with a second weekly flight on Tuesdays
  • Dublin – increase to double daily flights Monday – Friday and addition of an early morning flight on Saturdays
  • Dusseldorf - an extra three flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to boost the existing Saturday service
  • Edinburgh – increase to twice daily service Monday – Friday, and Sundays
  • Glasgow – now operating five flights a week Monday – Thursday, and Sundays
  • Milan Malpensa – Increase to three flights a week with addition of Thursdays and Sundays
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle - new daily service, up from existing four flights a week.

We are very excited to see the arrival of the second aircraft which will really strengthen the Flybe network with more choice for customers offering convenience and value for money.

The increased frequency on key routes and the addition of Munich is particularly beneficial for those travelling to and from Wales on business.

– Debra Barber, Managing Director at Cardiff Airport,


Travellers warned: expect disruption from rail strike

With rail workers set to stage a walkout tomorrow, rail users are being warned to expect delays and disruption to services.

Members of the RMT Union plan to strike on the 23rd, 29th, 30th & 31st of August. Credit: PA Images

The strike action is set to take place tomorrow, with members of the RMT Union disputing proposals for 'Super Express Trains' by First Great Western that rail workers say would cause loss of jobs and loss of services on-board the trains.

"Despite strenuous efforts by our negotiators we have not been able to secure the kind of progress required in the key areas of jobs, services and safety for us to reach an agreement. As a result we have no option but to put further action on.The fact remains that if it is good enough for East Coast, using the same trains, to meet the very basic assurances sought by this trade union then it is good enough for First Great Western as well."

– Mick Cash, RMT general secretary

First Great Western say they are continuing talks to try and resolve the dispute with the RMT.

"These brand new trains will deliver more seats, faster journey times and more frequent journeys for our passengers. Our plans mean more train managers on board our trains, not less. The key issues remains, that we want the driver to close the doors - which is fundamental to our ability to run the faster, more frequent services customers should expect from a 21st century railway. This method has been used safely across the UK rail industry for decades."

– Mark Hopwood, First Great Western Managing Director


Seven of 'the world’s all-time best places to visit' in Wales

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According to the Lonely Planet Guide Wales has seven of the world's best places to visit.

It has compiled an 'Ultimate Travelist' of 500 places it believes the every traveller must experience.

The places chosen in Wales are:

  • Snowdonia (181)
  • Portmeirion (207)
  • St Davids Cathedral (294)
  • Caernarfon Castle (315)
  • Brecon Beacons (365)
  • Tintern Abbey (373)
  • St Fagans National History Museum (431)

Top of the list are the Temples of Angkor, Cambodia.

TRAVEL: A48 closed in both directions following crash

The A48 dual carriageway has been closed in both directions between Llandarrog and Foelgastell, following a serious collision.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash in the early hours of this morning, and the road closure is expected to continue until lunchtime.

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