The name Air Wales () has been used by two airlines. The first manifestation of "Air Wales" was an airline operating flights between Cardiff International Airport and Hawarden Airport in Flintshire commencing in 1977 and ending some 18 months later. The second Air Wales was an entirely separate unrelated airline also based at Cardiff International Airport in Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan. It operated scheduled regional services within Great Britain, as well as to Ireland, Belgium and France. On 23 April 2006, Air Wales ceased all operations, citing "spiralling costs" and "aggressive competition" from larger low-cost airlines. The airline added services from Cardiff to Cherbourg and Brest in France. In 1978 an Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante (G-CELT) was added to the fleet to operate a service from Cardiff to Brussels connecting into Sabena's network.