There has been more growth for Cardiff Airport! The airport has seen a great level of passenger growth over the last 12 months. The Welsh national airport has announced that in the past year, 1.338 million people have travelled from the airport, which marks an 18% growth compared to the previous year.
The month of November alone saw a major increase of +11% on the same month in 2014.
Debra Barber, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Cardiff Airport, said: “Passenger growth in November is testament to the increase in choice and frequency now available at Cardiff Airport.
“Looking ahead to December, it will be great to welcome customers who will be making use of the 50+ direct destinations to visit friends and family over Christmas, not to mention the stunning Christmas markets on offer in Berlin and Munich.
The good news could be down to the recent development that the airport has undertaken alongside the addition of new flights to Guernsey which are due to commence in May 2017. They will run f Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until September 30th.
The airport, which has top domestic and international destinations such as Edinburgh and Amsterdam, has not always had the best luck with travel numbers; passenger numbers were at 1.5 million in 2000 but as stated previously, that has slipped to 1.3 million.
Debra Barber went on to say “Passengers will also be heading off to Lapland to see Santa Claus or seeking some winter sun, with flights jetting off over winter to Faro with Flybe, Spain and the Canaries with Thomson and Ryanair (Tenerife) plus cruise flights to Barbados with P&O.
“Christmas is one of the best times of the year for visitors to explore everything our stunning country has to offer. There’s lots to enjoy including shopping, markets and the breath-taking scenery. As the national airport of Wales, we proudly to the flag every day of the year and always offer a warm Welsh welcome.”