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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Cardiff-Belfast air service restored connecting Wales and Northern Ireland Arrow

Eastern Airways launch flights between Cardiff and Belfast...

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 The National Airport for Wales has extended its Charity of the Year partnership with Velindre Cancer Centre until 2022.

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Her Majesty's Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Mr Jon Wilks CMG, visited Cardiff today; his first visit to Wales since taking up the role earlier ...

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Including an extra weekly flight from Cardiff. ...

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Ryanair makes it easier than ever to fly from the UK to Faro with 14 extra flights every week Arrow

Including an extra weekly flight from Cardiff...

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“The entire aviation industry is beginning a long journey of recovery. At Cardiff Airport we have now seen six full weeks of commercial passenger ...

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Cardiff Airport announces its new Finance Director.

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Summer holidays begin to Spain and Greece from Cardiff on 1 August 15 flights from 1 – 7 August 2020 ...

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Vueling takes off from Cardiff to Alicante today as it resumes flights to Spain from Wales Arrow

Vueling takes off from Cardiff to Alicante today as it resumes flights to Spain from Wales...

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KLM to resume operations from Cardiff Airport in August Arrow

KLM to resume operations from Cardiff Airport in August...

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