I just wanted to congratulate and thank you and your team for the fantastic success of the events to celebrate the inaugural flight of the QR service between Doha and Cardiff. We have had incredibly positive feedback on all the elements of the programme, and having spent an hour with the GCEO yesterday afternoon when he departed from the Airport to Berlin on the Flybe flight, I am confident from his demeanour and the conversation that we had with him, that he has gone away with his connection with Wales and Cardiff significantly enhanced, which was one of our key objectives.

The Gala Dinner was just on a different level to anything that I think we’ve experienced. We have had the most positive feedback from people who without exception felt extremely privileged to have been invited. And having spoken with HE Akbar Al Baker yesterday, we also got the impression that he was very pleased with how it went.