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!

In light of this great news, the airport  is also on the hunt for someone with aviation experience to fill the executive position in charge of development and planning for the future Cardiff Airport is owned by the welsh government but is operated by a commercial entity

Debra Barber said: “This is a hugely exciting time for our national airport. There have been many positive developments over the last couple of years but, of course, we acknowledge that there is a still a lot to do. I would like to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge the dedication and hard work of the entire Airport team.

The announcement comes following the news that Cardiff Airport saw a 10% growth in passengers for January 2017 compared to the same month last year. This is amplified by the 178,000 extra passengers that used the site in 2016 than in 2015; that’s an impressive 15% increase.

Chairman of the airport, Roger Lewis, said: “I am delighted that we announce today Debra Barber as CEO of Cardiff Airport. This appointment recognises the outstanding results Debra has delivered since becoming managing director in 2015 and on behalf of the board I thank Debra and her colleagues for all they have done.”


Cardiff Airport currently flies around 1.3 million passengers annually to roughly 50 different direct destinations. The airports top international and domestic routes include Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Amsterdam and Palma de Mallorca.

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Cardiff airport has appointed a new CEO

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