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Back in the air

Betsan Powys | 18:02 UK time, Thursday, 29 April 2010

_42467997_manx2_203.jpgBefore you settle down to watch the final Prime Ministerial Debate and - I hope - keep sitting comfortably to watch the Newsnight Special on BBC 2 Wales that follows at 11, a chance for a quick update.

IeuanAir - grounded since March - is about to take to the air again.

From a week Monday Manx2 have been appointed to take over the Cardiff to Anglesey service for the next seven months.

The company have said that "as a Celtic neighbour, is delighted to have been chosen to reconnect Cardiff and Anglesey. With our home base just 50 miles away across the Irish Sea, we're excited about the prospect of bringing our award-winning service and our record of reliability and punctuality to this essential community route".

The man whose name will forever be linked to the service, regular customer and Deputy First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones, was determined to get "a vital service which helps to secure economic, social and political cohesion in Wales, as well as supporting economic development in north-west Wales" going again and now he has.

At least one air war is over. Join me for the continuation of the other in a Newsnight Special on BBC 2 Wales at 11.


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