Clarity call on the Cardiff to Anglesey route as Highland stops bookings
after the air firm running it said it was facing “continuing problems”.
with £800,000 public subsidy from the Welsh Assembly Government.
only Highland Airways bid.
been a huge success with passenger numbers far exceeding expectations,” he said.
to do so that they keep us up to date with news on potential investors.
into administration, we hope any administrators could continue the service.
for an interim solution to continue running the route – we feel we could do this
fairly quickly to ensure passengers continue to have a service. One option would
be to issue an interim contract.
with Highland Airways expires in May.”
route from May 2007.
year, closed last Wednesday.
Government has not confirmed this.
there are fixed standards of continuity, regularity, capacity and pricing.
requirements, such as frequency and timings, aircraft capacity and fare levels.
over the matter.
Government),” she said.
seen as a viable, profitable, and green solution to this key transport need.”
of the financial stability of the “private entity receiving this large public
given to a service which so few Welsh citizens were able to access.
operation of the contract would in the first instance be a matter between the
assembly and the airline.”
told them they were still hopeful of survival – despite what was described as
facing difficult trading, most recently exacerbated by the severe winter and resultant
reduced flying and reduced income.
parties in recent weeks.
weeks,” he said.
all our staff and continues to enjoy the support and encouragement of its many
stakeholders and customers,” he added.
as well as in Wales.
Wales – Call for North-South flights’ true cost to public
getting their travel costs paid by the public. One AM (Assembly Member) said yesterday
it was important to record how many users of the flights between Anglesey and
Cardiff were civil servants, councillors,and others from the public sector. (Western
Mail – Wales)