Bosses at Cardiff Airport have announced their new years’ resolutions, plans to bring in attractive long haul destinations.
Following impressive improvements to the airport’s terminal building, facilities and transport links, relatively new owners, the Welsh Government, want to rapidly increase passenger numbers which plummeted several years ago to just over one million.
By attracting desirable and popular long haul routes, Welsh locals can fly from their local, national airport, instead of crossing the border in the UK to fly from popular Northern regional airports.
Having already secured Thomas Cook Airlines with flights to Orlando, flying from August 2015, and with a runway that can accommodate many types of aircraft, the airport’s Chief of Staff, Jason Thomas, said “Long-haul is one of the areas of focus for us. We do have fantastic facilities for long-haul. Wales is also a very strong brand overseas.
We have to see inbound routes on these flights too, and Wales is in a very good position for that.”