The independent survey of British holidaymakers was conducted in June 2016 and saw Cardiff Airport rank 4th overall, 6 places above local rival Bristol Airport who scored a lowly 10th place.
The Survey looked at several categories including:
- Best Shopping Experience – Manchester
- Best Dining – Manchester
- Friendliest Staff – Cardiff
- Happiest Kids – Newcastle & Liverpool
- Smoothest Security Checks – Cardiff
- Passport Control (Immigration) – Newcastle
- Baggage – Liverpool
The overall top 10 was:
- East Midlands
- Leeds Bradford
The result comes as Cardiff Airport faces its busiest time of the year with 250,000 passengers expected to use the airport over the next 6 weeks. Passengers are jetting off to destinations such as Palma, Amsterdam, Dublin, Edinburgh, Malaga, Alicante, Tenerife, Barcelona, Ibiza and Paris with Thomson, Flybe, Thomas Cook, Vueling, Ryanair, Norwegian and KLM.
Debra Barber, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Cardiff Airport, said: “It’s been a fantastic year of development at Cardiff Airport so far, we’ve seen 13 consecutive months of passenger growth to date; brought in new routes, including Verona with Flybe which started in April and made a number of improvements to the customer journey
We’re committed to ensuring our customers receive a warm, Welsh welcome and have the best possible start to their summer holiday.”