The Easter getaway begins just a day after the Welsh Government bought Cardiff Airport for £52million.
On what should be one of the busiest times of the year there was the the all too familiar sight of quiet check in desks and departure lounges at their new purchase today.
One former marketing manager at the Airport has told ITV News that it's a good deal for the Government and the public.
More top news
Police figures show children as young as 13 are being caught drinking and driving in Wales.
An isolated shower is possible in the south later in the day
The family of an elderly woman from Swansea have been trying to sell her house to pay for her care.