Cardiff reaches important 1.5 million passenger milestone

Wales largest airport has just passed an important milestone in its development, pushing past the 1.5 million passenger marked for the first time since 2008. The positive news comes after steady growth for the past 12 months.

The growth, spured on by both existing and new airlines offering new routes at the terminal – has boosted seat numbers to levels not seen since before 2009.

It’s not just the airport that are celebrating. KLM have been in opration at Cardiff for 30 years – flying passenger regularly between Wales and Amsterdam. Over the past year, KLM have commited to Cardiff once again with more seats and extra flights to keep up with increased demand.

Flye are also boosting seat numbers too, with three full-time aircraft located at the airport and 17 destinations regularly flown to.

Other boosts include terminal upgrades, including an all new departure lounge, plus important upgrades to the business lounge and catering arrangements.

Deb Barber, CEO of Cardiff Airport, said: “Hitting this important milestone – 1.5 million passengers – demonstrates the contagious confidence we have been working hard to build over the last few years. On behalf of the Cardiff Airport team, I would like to thank our valued airlines and customers for making use of our facilities and supporting the business over the last twelve months.”

Next up for Cardiff Airport, are new flights from Thomas Cook to Turkey, plus all new routes to Enfidha too. Iberia are also running flights to Madrid plus TUI are now flying regularly to Croatia and Italy.

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