Cardiff Airport Guide
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Cardiff Airport on average handles over 1 million passengers a year that travel to over 50 direct destinations.
Cardiff Airport’s runway is 2,392m long and 46m wide, meaning on average 25 aircraft can take off and land every hour.
Since 2013 the airport has undergone multiple changes including the additions of a new landslide cafe, a re-furbishment of the terminal building and an update to the security search area.
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Cardiff Airport News
Cardiff Airport has partnered up with Cenin Renewables, which is a local renewable energy company. The company has a previous success rate working on renewable energy programmes as they have worked on various sites across Wales. The project aims to install a new Solar PV farm on the airport, over the next 18th months.
It is estimated that the new Solar PV Farm will aim to deliver carbon reduction by nearly 20508 tonnes over the coming 25 years. This means that there will be a saving of almost 860 tonnes every year! It will also create a natural landscape for biodiversity, which will include bees and wildflowers.
This project will become an integral part of the newly unveiled scheme called ‘Environmental Flight Path’. The scheme aims to implement a number of short and long terms goals for the Airport to become more environmentally friendly. Some are even going to be implemented by the end of this month! Whilst some of the longer ones will be finished by 2021. These goals will eventually ensure that the airport can become a ‘Carbon neutral Airport’ over the next decade or so!
Mark Bailey who is the Director of Airport Planning and Development at Cardiff Airport states that after the long hours and time spent, it was “hugely exciting to see this project come to life”. He noted that he was “proud to be working in partnership with a Welsh business who bring with them expert knowledge and a wealth of experience needed to develop this project on our site”. He hopes that when the project is finished, “it will deliver massive carbon reductions and power the airport.”
Martyn Popham, Director at Cenin Renewables also added: “Cenin Renewables is delighted to have been chosen to work with Cardiff Airport to help them achieve an important part of their comprehensive plan to decarbonise the airport operation.”
These efforts will go a long way to help the environment as airports have always been an area of concern because of the huge amount of greenhouse gasses planes produces. However, with the introduction to schemes such as solar farms, it will make a huge difference as they will make the airport more environmentally friendly!Read more
Is catching the Northern Lights on your bucket list?
Stargazers have the chance to catch the highly rare occurrence during a short night-flight from Cardiff Airport. The opportunity offers a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to see the natural light while in the heights of the skies which is a result of interaction between the magnetic fields of the Earth and the sun.Read more
When 5-year-old Harrison embarked on his first holiday outside of the UK, his autism made his time in the airport rather unpleasant. The experience for him and his mother, Marie Lao left them feeling like they would be unable to book a holiday for the next 3 years…
...BUT, a new scheme implemented at Cardiff Airport now hopes to put his worries at ease, with the airport's disability wristband scheme which alerts staff discreetly to people who have autism. Ms Lao said it’s made "all the difference".
Previously, she claims "We took him away when he was little, and he was really difficult."
Airline operator TUI are in the process of making new destinations available from Cardiff Airport, as well as giving holidaymakers the choice of more shorter breaks for their summer trips.Read more
Ever thought about a short, relaxing trip away to Iceland? Well now might be your chance after Cardiff Airport’s announcement to fly direct to Iceland as of 2018. The Welsh airport is offering the chance for UK holidaymakers to fly to Akureyri in North Iceland.Read more