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Cardiff Airport 'marks milestone passenger figures'

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Cardiff Airport says the number of passengers passing through in June was up by a fifth on last year. The total was 185,787.

It says June was also the busiest month in terms of passenger volume since Cardiff Airport came under ownership of the Welsh Government in 2013, taking the rolling year’s passenger figures past 1.4 million.

The first half of 2017 has seen a step change for Wales’ national airport. We’ve welcomed new airlines and our existing airline partners are reacting to increased market demand by adding new routes and extra capacity.

With Qatar Airways launching in 2018, we’ll be working with the airline to ensure this exciting service opens up new opportunities for customers in Wales and the South West as the region’s first direct link to a major Middle East airport hub, offering connections across Africa, Asia, Australia and more.

– Spencer Birns, Commercial Director

Yesterday the Welsh Government announced flights to and from Anglesey would continue and could be expanded.


Cardiff Airport bus 'goes from strength to strength'

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The Welsh Government says the T9 bus service linking Cardiff with Cardiff Airport has experienced its best year on record.

It says quarterly figures up to September 2016 show an average of over 13,200 passengers a month used the service in the last year, with month on month growth every month since June 2014.

An express bus service is vital for a capital city airport and we are hugely encouraged by the growth of the T9 and keen for opportunities to link the airport to west Wales to be explored.

As an airport we have huge ambitions for growth and improved surface access, including bus, road and rail links is critical in helping us achieve this.”

– Debra Barber, CEO at Cardiff Airport

48 hour strike to affect Cardiff airport

Cardiff airport will be affected next week when more than 1,500 check-in staff, baggage handlers and cargo crew go on strike for 48 hours across the UK.

The strike is just before Christmas in a long-running pay dispute.

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Members of Unite employed by Swissport will walk out on December 23 and 24 at Cardiff and other airports across the UK.

We appreciate that this is a very busy time of year at the UK's airports and that's why we are calling for the company to engage in constructive talks under the auspices of Acas to resolve this dispute.

Unite's door is open 24/7 for such talks.

Our members are only taking this industrial action as a last resort in a bid to reach a fair settlement - our members have not had a pay rise since 2014.

– Unite national officer Oliver Richardson
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