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Cardiff Airport revamp

Plans to give Cardiff Airport a revamp have been announced. The Welsh Government has announced it has bought Cardiff Airport for £52million last month.

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Cardiff Airport 'will be run on commercial basis'

First Minister Carwyn Jones and Edwina Hart, Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, announced the buyout this afternoon.

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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