It’s a pity the Sunday bus service to Cardiff Airport has been cancelled. Unfortunately, according to the piece, it seems that the operator Cardiff Bus were not able to get hold of Welsh Government to have discussions.
As part of efforts to revive the airport it’s the perfect time to consider the idea of an express bus from Cardiff city centre to the airport.
This could speedily transport not only bus passengers but also passengers who’ve arrived in Cardiff by train. It’s worth noting that Bristol Airport runs its own express bus known as the Flyer. According to the Bristol Airport website:
The journey time to the city centre is approximately 30 minutes, with services operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At peak times, buses depart up to every 10 minutes from key locations including Bristol Airport, Temple Meads and Bristol Bus Station.
It seems like a popular offering too. According to Bristol Airport’s magazine Your Airport:
Over 600,000 passengers used Bristol Airport’s Flyer bus in the 12 months to the end of August (2011) – the highest ever number of public transport journeys to and from the Airport in a rolling year.
An express bus service would make travel to the airport much more convenient for potential travellers. Local sustainable transport is among the factors which contribute to the competitiveness of the airport and something that the new management team would be well advised to look at.