Saturday, 13 March 2010

Quote of the Day (Updated)

  
“We suspect that WAG either simply do not want to award any contract to Highland Airways for political reasons or else they hope that Highland Airways will fail and that they can allow the service also to fail – blaming Highland.”
Said Highland Air Executive Chairman, Kevin Wright. Highland Air operates the subsidised North-South airlink between Anglesey and Cardiff. It is also known as "Air Wyn" after its most regular user: Ieuan Wyn Jones - who may have to take the bus from now on...
     
UPDATE:  I want to make it clear that, for the same reasons that I support the newly announced high-speed rail link, the Druid also supports the Anglesey airlink and does not want to see it close. Improved and speedy transport links makes the country smaller and also make the decision to site businesses in remote locations like Anglesey easier to make. However, I don't understand why Highland Air only operates a Anglesey-Cardiff route - surely it would both be better for Anglesey residents and also for Highland Air's profitability if they could also fly to other destinations such as London and Manchester?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Air Wyn"? No it's not - it's "Ieuan Air". If you're this badly informed about issues, perhaps it's as well you stay anonymous.
Isn't this what you've wanted though - for the air link to stop? WAG seems to be responding to your concerns. A matter for rejoicing and praise perhaps. Or is that something only your Tory friends can look forward to?

The Druid of Anglesey said...

Its called "Air Wyn" around here, Mate.

The Druid of Anglesey said...

Anon - also, see the update I've written to the post. You may be surprised, but I'm 100% in favour of the airlink...

Anonymous said...

Or even Chester, so that the north-east of the country could be served?

La Pasionaria said...

Chester is not in North East Wales but Penarlag is!

Gary Brindle said...

Landing slots are at a premium for Manchester and London, they are bought and sold as a commodity.
Graet shame about the airline folding, we will miss them in the Highlands as well.

Anonymous said...

The air link between Anglesey and Cardiff, has now departed, when will we be departing from the Welsh Assembly, they have no power, ineffective and incapable of governing this Country to the way we expect.

Another shameful episode, another bad day, not for us, but for the whole country. Is this welsh assembly for the people of Wales or just a side show for the fools in Parliament?