Cardiff Airport partner with Cenin Renewables to make the Airport more Environmentally friendly!

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!

solar farm at cardiff to make it environmentally friendly!

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!

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Catch the Northern Lights on a one-off night flight from Cardiff Airport in 2019

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. Continue reading…

Cardiff Airport scheme allows autistic boy to fly again

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.” Continue reading…

Cardiff Airport promotes new CEO

As part of a drive to increase passenger numbers and implement long-term growth at Cardiff Airport, their managing director Debra Barber has been promoted to the new CEO position! Continue reading…

Another month’s growth for Cardiff Airport!

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Cardiff Airport growth continues!

Passenger numbers at Cardiff Airport have consistently risen resulting in the 14th consecutive month of growth in July. The Cardiff Airport officials claim that since June, passenger numbers have grown 17% to 1,326,923 – which in turn is a 29% growth over the previous 12 months since July. Cardiff Airport growth has lead officials to predict that 250,000 people to fly to and from the airport over the 6 week summer period. The success of the Welsh football team over the 2016 Euros amplified the growth too, as July saw tens of thousands fans flood to France to support their team! Continue reading…

New route announced from Cardiff Airport to Berlin by Flybe

If you like to book your winter breaks nice and early, you may be interested to know that as of November 2nd, Flybe has announced a new route from Cardiff Airport to Berlin. The flights which will be directed to Berlin Tegel (TXL) will be flying on Wednesdays and Saturdays (twice a week) from November 2nd and the Fares will be as cheap as £34.99 one way. These new flights are part of a new range of routes created by Flybe which will also include 11 flights per week from Cardiff to Glasgow.

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