Cardiff Airport hits 1m passengers for 2018 in August

Cardiff Airport (The Aviation Media Co.)
Cardiff Airport (The Aviation Media Co.)

Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) has hit 1 million passengers for 2018 this august, a 7% increase over the same period in 2017.

Figures showed that Cardiff Airport saw 935,000 passengers pass through its terminals 9 months in to 2017 but it has already welcomed 1 million passengers since 1st January 2018.

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Number have been boosted by the launch of Qatar Airways daily service to Doha this year which sees passengers able to connect worldwide with class-leading airline, voted best Middle-East airline by Skytrax.

Cardiff Airport recently opened a new seating area 'with stunning views of the runway'.
Cardiff Airport recently opened a new seating area ‘with stunning views of the runway’.

CEO of Cardiff Airport, Deb Barber, commented: “At just over halfway through 2018, it’s promising to see such strong passenger figures. This summer, for example, is our busiest summer in a decade and we’re continuing to improve the experience for our passengers, with the launch of a new Meet & Greet parking service just recently.

“With strong monthly results such as July’s 12% increase and 8% passenger growth for the rolling 12 months, we are well on track to deliver the double digit growth projected at the beginning of the year.

“Our work continues to deliver a sustainable airport business which encompasses a diverse portfolio of products and services, but, more than anything, we are passionate about flying the flag for Wales and proudly acting as a key gateway to the UK for international visitors.”

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