Don’t you think it was an own goal by someone in the Senedd management team to deny James Bond access to do what he does best in our national debating chamber ? I love Bond films especially From Russia with love which allows me to facilitate a rather tenuous link to the Cardiff to Norwich (with love) air service operated by www.Linksair.co.uk
Having spent 6 hours driving there and 6 hours on the train on another occasion you can imagine my delight at Cardiff’s newest offering, a daily flight to Norwich International. The service was announced earlier this year to a chorus of Norwich that’s exactly what the Welsh public want isn’t it ?
I have used the service three times and this Friday will be my fourth trip. On the maiden trip on 20 April there were a few VIPS (I don’t include myself of course) so those 10 passengers on a 19 seater gave a false load factor. Today there were seven of us plus two crew (the pilot and co-pilot)
Because I have an interest in the continued development and renaissance of Cardiff Airport I conducted 1:1 interviews with some of the users of subsequent flights who had the misfortune to be on the same flight as me. They weren’t really interviews I just asked them why they were flying and here are the reasons:
Live in Anglesey and have relatives in Norwich
Live in Norwich and have relatives in Anglesey
I work on the rigs in the sea and this is saving me a 6 hour journey back to South Wales.
I went to visit my 100 year old father in Suffolk.
I am flying to Norwich to collect a car I bought
Two people on today’s flight (not including me) were using the service for work reasons
You know what this route might just work especially at £99 return.
It's not just farmland: Eight reasons to book one of the new £59 flightsfrom Cardiff Airport to Norwich