The Welsh Government says it will not operate Cardiff Airport, but it will be managed at arm's length, on a commercial basis.
Carwyn Jones said: "Cardiff Airport is a vital piece of economic infrastructure and a vital gateway to Wales."
"It is essential that the future of the airport is secured and that we develop long term, sustainable services."
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It will be a bright start to Saturday, with some sunny spells. However, cloud and rain will reach the far west by late-afternoon.
Researchers at Cardiff University have unveiled a new drug that's extending the lifetimes of some cancer patients.
Showers will become confined to northern parts through the course of the night, with clear spells developing elsewhere.