Who are we?

Proudly representing Wales, Air Wales Virtual (ICAO: WLS) is a VATSIM-partnered virtual airline flying out of Cardiff Airport to over 50 destinations across the UK, Western Europe and further afar. Utilising a modern fleet, we operate over 120 scheduled flights throughout our network as well as a substantial charter network with additional destinations available across the globe.
We aim to fill a gap that has been missing from the flight simulation community for a long time; regular service into and out of Wales, via Cardiff Airport. We support various simulator platforms such as FSX, P3D, and X-Plane.

Welcome to Air Wales Virtual!

We know that flexibility makes a great virtual airline. We offer all the great features of the larger virtual airlines, but with a relaxed feel. We offer realistic schedules, popular aircraft types and an awesome dispatch system. We're confident we offer an all-around enjoyable experience.

Our simple-to-use Operations Centre has everything you may possibly need to enjoy a succesful career with us. And it's mobile-friendly too! Book your flight, generate your OFP, download our great Air Wales repaints and go flying!

We aren't affiliated with any real-world airline and are completely fictional. This means we are free to do our own thing and constantly evolve, meaning a more enjoyable experience for our pilots. We're proud to be different and open a unique market for virtual pilots.

Our Fleet

We use the following aircraft to operate our scheduled services.

Air Wales Connect Saab 340A

Saab 340A

Our latest addition to the fleet, the Saab 340A operates Air Wales Connect services. The 34-seater aircraft is ideal for short, regional flights around Wales and nearby English destinations. (Aircraft in fleet: 3)

Air Wales Q400

Bombardier Dash 8 Q400

The Q400 is the workhorse of Air Wales Virtual. The extremely popular turbprop aircraft carries up to 76 passengers and is one of the best in the business for flights under 2 hours long. It is operated on the majority of our mainline UK routes. (Aircraft in fleet: 4)

Air Wales B737

Boeing 737-800NG

A member of the most successful commercial aircraft family of all time, the 737-800 Next Generation aircraft is a crucial member of Air Wales Virtual's fleet. It operates most of our European schedules and the occasional UK domestic route. It has the capacity to carry 165 Air Wales passengers in a 2-class configuration. (Aircraft in fleet: 5)

Air Wales B757

Boeing 757-200

The Boeing 757-200 aircraft operates a mixture of our European schedules as well as some trans-atlantic services. It can carry up to 185 Air Wales passengers in a 3-class configuration. (Aircraft in fleet: 3)

Air Wales B789

Boeing 787-9

Our primary "long-haul" service aircraft, the B787 operates services to our North American, Middle-Eastern, and Far-Eastern destinations carrying up to 231 Air Wales passengers in a spacious 3-class configuration. (Aircraft in fleet: 3)

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Our Destinations

Take a look at all the airports that we serve.