Other major reasons to serve this airport
- Now owned by the Welsh Government, we have a fresh approach to airline relationships.
- Customer service is a key priority for the business.
- Customer relationship management systems encourage consumer loyalty within the market.
- Investments in the terminal infrastructure have improved facilities.
- A high frequency quality express bus service operates between the City Centre.
- Road connections are being further improved to enhance access.
- A population of six million people live within a two hour drive time of Cardiff Airport.
- The economy in Wales is improving at a faster rate than any other region in the UK.
- Host nation for global events from the Ryder Cup to Nato Summit.
- Lonely Planet voted Coastal Wales, the greatest region on earth to visit.
- There has been a significant rise in foreign direct investment, which increased by 191% in 2013/14, compared to a rise of just 10% in England and 16% in Scotland.
- The Welsh Government is extremely pro-active in developing an investment culture for the region.
- Cardiff is the capital city of Wales and the centre of the Capital City region.
- Cardiff is the UK’s fastest growing city, predicting a 43% growth rate over the next 20 years.
- Cardiff has been ranked as the #1 city for quality of life.
- Cardiff University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group; one of three universities in the city which service the 70,000 students who study here. Of these, 20,000 study business-related courses such as Accounting, Banking, Economics and Law.
- Two million people of working age live within a 45 minute commute of the City Centre, and a £500m upgrade to the local rail infrastructure will further increase access within the capital city region, which includes the airport.
- Over 50,000 people work in financial and business services sector in Cardiff.
- Cardiff is proud to name businesses such as Admiral, Lloyds Banking Group, Deloitte’s Global Risk Assessment Centre, Legal & General, BBC’s Shared Service Centre, British Gas’ UK Customer Service Department, Eversheds, Monetise and Tesco’s Customer and HR Operations
Marketing/and other support
- Ability to stimulate commercial incentives that are tailor made to each case.
- Decisions are quick and effective.
- We will help deliver pax with comprehensive marketing and sales support.
- We are experts in enhancing airline brand presence in our catchment.
- Ask us about our marketing tool box.
Airport Catchment area
- Up to two million people live within an hour’s drive time of Cardiff Airport, which increases to six million who live within a two hour drive.
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
- During 2014, the total volume of freight handled at Cardiff Airport has increased by 22%.
- The value of goods exported from Wales is growing and totalled £13.2billion in 2014
The Key Facts Card
- 12 miles (19 kilometres) west of Cardiff’s city centre.
- 13 miles (20 kilometres) from junction 33 of the M4 motorway and approximately 30 minutes from Cardiff city centre by car.
- Dedicated Cardiff Airport Express Bus service direct to Cardiff city centre, every 20 minutes.
- Airport railway station just 10 minutes from the terminal.
Infrastructure & Operations
- The single runway is 2,392m long.
- We have CAT 1 Instrument landing system.
- NDB and DME approach capable.
- Operating hours are 24/7 – no slot constraints.
- We are slot coordinated by ACL.
- Tower and radar service from ATC using a Star 2000 primary and secondary surveillance radar.
- Instrument and circuit training can be booked via NATS.
- CAT 7 Fire Cover, CAT 8 and 9 are available on request.
- Jet A1 and AvGas fuel: North Air.
Terminal and apron
- One terminal. Major refurbishment in 2014. Terminal front, ANPR, landscaping of drop-off zone, new central search and landside toilet refurbishment.
- We have 17 stands, two of which are airbridge served.
- Handling agent: Swissport.
- One major maintenance facility on site: British Airways Maintenance Centre.
- Cardiff Aviation have their flight simulator training located in the Norman Hangar.
- Private/Business Jet Handing agent: Signature.
- Flying Club/School: Aeros.
- Private/Business Operator: Dragonfly.
- Passenger numbers in 2014 were just over one million per annum, with numbers forecast to grow in 2015.
- 17 regular airlines including Aer Lingus, Eastern Airways, Flybe, KLM, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, Vueling and LinksAir.
- 52 non-stop destinations.
- Hub connections available via Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin and Barcelona.
- Freight: Currently 1,300 metric tonnes per annum.