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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TUI UK restarts summer holidays from Cardiff Airport Arrow

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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Interim CEO of Cardiff Airport is announced Arrow

Interim CEO of Cardiff Airport is announced...

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Cardiff Airport has introduced a number of new measures to ensure the safety of its team and customers ahead of the start of flying in July.

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Cardiff Airport raises over £2,500 for Velindre Cancer Centre Arrow

Cardiff Airport raises over £2,500 for Velindre Cancer Centre...

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Cardiff Airport firefighters provide over 480 hours of support to Dragon’s Heart Hospital in Cardiff Arrow

Cardiff Airport firefighters provide over 480 hours of support to Dragon’s Heart Hospital in ...

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New Cardiff Airport Chair begins post Arrow

Wayne Harvey begins his post as Chairman of Cardiff Airport...

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The incoming Chair of Cardiff Airport is confirmed Arrow

Cardiff Airport has confirmed its next Chair will be Wayne Harvey, Senior Managing Partner for Deloitte in Wales.

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Half a million more vital fluid resistant gowns land at Cardiff Airport Arrow

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