Our Future Skies – Airspace Modernisation

What is Airspace change?

In 2017, the Department for Transport instructed the UK’s independent aviation regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to develop a strategy to modernise the UK’s airspace.

The structure of the UK's airspace – the intricate network of routes that keep aircraft flying safely - has remained the same for decades, but like our roads and rail infrastructure on the ground, we need to keep our infrastructure in the sky up to date to keep people moving.

The CAA’s Airspace Modernisation Strategy was published in December 2018 and outlines the work that’s needed to modernise the UK’s airspace, and why. At Cardiff Airport, we fully support the objectives of this initiative, which include taking advantage of modern technology to make aircraft journeys quicker, quieter and cleaner.

Cardiff is one of 16 airports located within the southern part of the UK, known as Future Airspace Strategy Implementation (FASI) - South, progressing through a formal Airspace Change Proposal.  

Earlier this year, Cardiff Airport submitted its own Statement of Need which can be found on the CAA’s portal and sets out our intention to make airspace changes.

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Sep

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Cardiff Airport to expand winter offer with Ryanair flights to Faro Arrow

Cardiff Airport will have additional winter sun seats on sale following the announcement that Ryanair will extend its existing twice-weekly Faro ...

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Cardiff Airport gains first ever Romanian route and resumption of Italy services with Wizz Air this winter Arrow

Cardiff Airport is pleased to confirm direct flights to Italy again and the first ever regular connection to Romania from Wales.

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Cardiff Airport welcomes Aer Lingus back to Wales with Belfast City service Arrow

Thanks to Aer Lingus and its partner Emerald Airlines, Cardiff Airport is pleased to announce the resumption of flights to the important UK domestic ...

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Cardiff Airport celebrates 10 years of flights with Vueling Arrow

Cardiff Airport and Vueling are celebrate 10 years of flights from Wales...

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Cardiff Airport welcomes new leading, low-cost carrier – Wizz Air Arrow

Wizz Air launches services from Cardiff Airport...

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Summer Season delivers increased connectivity at Cardiff Airport Arrow

Summer Season delivers increased connectivity at Cardiff Airport...

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Summer Season delivers increased connectivity at Cardiff Airport Arrow

Summer Season delivers increased connectivity at Cardiff Airport...

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Cardiff Airport partners with SO Coffee to fuel passengers’ journeys Arrow

Cardiff Airport partners with SO Coffee to fuel passengers’ journeys...

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Jan

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Paris flights now on sale for a summer getaway with Vueling Arrow

Paris frequency increased to 3 flights per week...

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DragonFly adds jet to its fleet of turboprops Arrow

DragonFly, the executive air charter company based at Cardiff Airport, has announced the addition of a Cessna Citation C550 Bravo jet to its ...

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