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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May

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Stobart Air adds two new routes from Cardiff to Dublin and Belfast Arrow

Flights from Cardiff to Dublin and Belfast with Stobart Air announced.

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Apr

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Cardiff Airport launches COVID-19 testing facility in partnership with Nuffield Health Arrow

Cardiff Airport has partnered with Nuffield Health to offer a convenient COVID-19 testing service located at the Airport.

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Dec

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Wizz Air announces further UK expansion with new base at Cardiff Airport Arrow

  9 new routes and great connectivity for Wales...

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Oct

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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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Sep

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Cardiff Airport extends Charity Partnership with Velindre until 2022 Arrow

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

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Sep

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British Ambassador to the State of Qatar visits Welsh capital to explore trade and investment opportunities Arrow

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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Aug

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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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Aug

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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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Aug

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CEO statement - CV19 and the aviation industry Arrow

“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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Aug

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New Finance Director confirmed Arrow

Cardiff Airport announces its new Finance Director.

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