12 months of growth at Cardiff Airport

Cardiff Airport Terminal
Cardiff Airport

A Vueling A320 departing Cardiff Airport (Credit Nick Harding/Aviation Wales)
A Vueling A320 departing Cardiff Airport (Credit Nick Harding/Aviation Wales)

Cardiff Airport has seen 12 months of growth according to the latest figures released today.

May 2016 saw an increase of 27% compared to the same period last year which brought the total number of passengers using Wales’ Airport to nearly 1.3m in the last 12 months.

The opening of a Flybe base along with capacity increases from Ryanair and Vueling have helped the Welsh Government owned airport reverse the decline that had set in under its previous owners.

Along with extra capacity the Terminal has undergone upgrades and improvements as seen with the recent launch of the new departure lounge.

Passenger figures for the last 12 months of growth:

Month 2015-16 % growth vs previous year Passenger numbers
June 12% 133,137
July 8% 139,805
August 10% 149,230
September 21% 150,477
October 62% 149,823
November 32% 65,040
December 56% 64,220
January 42% 59,715
February 68% 75,055
March 29% 78,413
April 40% 80,545
May 27% 134,285

Debra Barber, Managing Director at Cardiff Airport said: “It’s been a fantastic twelve months, we’ve seen some exciting developments and a busy start to the summer season. During May half term week alone we saw more than 35,000 passengers through our doors and enjoy the new look in our departure lounge”

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