23 March

Response to the PAC Report

We would like to make it very clear that while we report to our Holding Company with a rolling 2-year business plan, we operate with much longer term projections.

The PAC is looking backwards.We are continuously forward-looking with a real vision for the future of the Airport.  This is being realised each week with a stream of great news based on a robust plan. 

Cardiff Airport is now approaching the end of its 10th consecutive month of growth, achieving an increase in passenger numbers of 21% on a rolling 12month basis. 2015 saw a number of developments including a new base for Flybe, now with 15 routes on offer, as well as consistently strong performances from airlines including Thomson, KLM, Vueling, Aer Lingus and Thomas Cook. This growing confidence in the Airport has been achieved as we work to turn around customer perceptions after years of under investment.

Looking ahead to the coming year we are confident we will build on this success. We continue to work with new and incumbent airlines to offer more travel choices for our customers and we will continue to enhance the passenger journey with a new departures area opening in summer 2016.