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Cardiff Airport sees passenger numbers rise to more than 1.3m

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Cardiff Airport has seen the number of passengers travelling through the airport reach 1.3 million, in 2016.

This marks an increase of 16% on the year before.

The airport say Cardiff is one of the fastest growing airports in the UK, and that a quarter of passengers through the airport are visitors to Wales.

The boost in passenger numbers has been helped by the launch of new services to Verona and Berlin, as well as the introduction of flights to London City Airport.

This past year has seen a fundamental and positive change in attitude and perception about Cardiff Airport and what it can deliver for the people and businesses of Wales and within our catchment area. This change has been achieved by a remarkable team of great people working closely with great airlines alongside a range of great partners.

Twelve months ago we promised that we would grow our business and we have delivered on that promise. We have now set ourselves a target for continued growth in 2017 with more routes, at better prices, and at better times.

– Roger Lewis, Chairman of Cardiff Airport

In 2017, Cardiff Airport say they will be launching new flights to Madrid, Guernsey and Rome.