Debate begins on Welsh Government bid for Cardiff Airport

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Shadow Transport minister @byron_davies tells the Assembly that Welsh Govt's airport bid is based on a 'fantasy business model'

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Lib Dem @elunedparrottam says no philosophical objection to state ownership of airports, but not convinced Welsh Govt can do a better job

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Lib Dem @elunedparrottam says First Minister's repeated public criticism of the airport may have scared away airlines & potential buyers.

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Cardiff Airport questioning

The Welsh Government has been challenged to prove its plan to buy Cardiff Airport will be good use of taxpayers' money. A former senior executive at the airport has told ITV Wales it could take several years for it to become viable and profitable.