Operator Van Air Europe, and Citywing, have praised the combined support shown by the Welsh Government and Cardiff Airport for its Cardiff-Anglesey service, which has led to the company recording its best November passenger figures on the route for a number of years.
Figures for November 2016 totalled 1,062 while November 2015 saw 858 passengers carried, 878 in 2014 and 825 in 2013.
Citywing’s managing director David Buck said: “I would like to congratulate the Welsh Government on recording the 100,000th passenger carried since it began supporting the Cardiff-Anglesey air link back in 2007. It is a tremendous milestone to reach. I should also like to place on record Citywing’s sincere thanks for the support and co-operation extended to us by the Welsh Government and Cardiff Airport, which has led to this welcome November increase in passenger numbers.
“I applaud the Welsh Government for its pro-business approach and for seizing opportunities that encourage investment and economic growth. It is a strategy which has resulted in tangible benefits for our operation and for that Citywing is most grateful.
“Similarly, Cardiff Airport has been swift to recognise the growth potential of the Cardiff-Anglesey service; the airport’s willingness to promote the service on its marketing channels has also contributed to this rise in passenger numbers.
“The support demonstrated by our partners in Wales, combined with Citywing offering four seats at the lowest fare – allowing for a return costing just under £40 on every flight between Cardiff and Anglesey – and our renowned consistently high standards of punctuality and customer service have clearly proved a winning formula.”
Councillor Ieuan Williams, Leader of Anglesey Council stated: “We very much welcome this news and it further proves the value of the service to the Welsh economy, especially in connecting remoter parts of North West Wales with the Capital. Given the investment context on Anglesey and North Wales through energy sector developments over the next decade, this air link service will be vitally important in facilitating business development and securing inward investment on the Island. We thank the Welsh Government for their continued support for this service, and congratulate all partners for making a success of the service.”
Huw Lewis, Financial Director at Cardiff Airport, added: “Good access across Wales is important for both our leisure and business customers. We’ll continue to work alongside the airline to promote the service and ensure passengers enjoy a great customer experience at Wales’ national airport.”
Citywing’s Cardiff-Anglesey service operates daily Monday to Friday. For bookings visit citywing.com