New 'Severnside Airport' plan

A report published by think tank the Institute of Welsh Affairs proposes that Cardiff and Bristol airports should both be closed, and replaced with a new bigger 'Severnside Airport' built between Newport and Chepstow.

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Cardiff Airport 'is in the wrong place'

John Osmond, Director of the Institute of Welsh Affairs, told us "Cardiff Airport is in the wrong place in relation to the population of the region."

The think tank has acknowledged that Bristol Airport is more successful, but argues that neither existing airport is in an ideal location, or has good enough regional transport links.

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