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Airports 'vital to releasing the economic potential of South Wales'

Credit: Cardiff Airport

One of Wales’ leading think tanks says Cardiff and St Athan airports are vital to releasing the economic potential of South Wales, and the Cardiff city region.

A report published by the Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) supports the Welsh Government’s decision to buy Cardiff airport in 2013.

But it stresses the need for a coherent strategy to realise the potential for aviation related investment in the south of the country.

The development of Cardiff and St Athan airports has the potential to retain 3,000 existing jobs, and generate several thousand new jobs through the establishment of an aviation-driven business district that will equip Wales with the infrastructure to compete in an increasingly speed-conscious, globally networked, economy.

– Chris Cain, report author