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Cardiff airport history

Cardiff Airport began life in the early 1940ís when land in the Vale of Glamorgan was claimed by the Air Ministry to set up a satellite aerodrome and training base for RAF pilots. Construction commenced in 1941 with the airfield officially opening in April 1942, when it was taken over by the Number 53 Operational Training Unit. In 1952, Air Lingus began operating a route between Cardiff and Dublin. Afterwards, a new terminal building followed, as well as flights between Cardiff and France, Belfast and Cork. Because of the increase in the numbers of routes as well as the holiday charter business, the number of passengers was above 100,000 in 1962.

In 1986, at a cost of about £1 million, the runway was extended by 750 feet. As a result, the airport was able to handle 747 jumbo jets, and this attracted more business with additional routes to Florida and Canada. It was also key in attracting the British Airways Maintenance facility to the airport. The maintenance hangar is one of the largest in the world (at 250 metres x 175 metres) and it provides heavy airframe and engineering maintenance for the British Airways fleet as well as for third party carriers.

In the beginning of the 1990s, Manx Airlines established their European Hub at Cardiff; this increased the airportís scheduled services significantly by increasing daily services to key business destinations. As a result, passenger levels exceeded 100,000 for the first time in a single year.

The airport was privatised in 1995, with shares sold to TBI Plc, a Welsh Property and Development firm. The company is now a subsidiary of Abertis Airports.

The airport is not only the main maintenance base for British Airways but also home to a variety of aerospace firms, and therefore a major contributor to the surrounding regionís economy.

Cardiff Airport is the 20th largest airport in the UK, with over two million passengers a year.

In October 2004, the airport was named as one of the top ten best airports in the world, by the Telegraph Travel Awards * [1].

In 2002 BA withdrew their routes from the airport which led to the new low-cost carrier bmibaby arriving at the airport bringing new routes along with it.

The volume of charter flights operated from the airport in recent years has steadily increased as have flights by low fare carriers bmibaby, Thomsonfly and Zoom.

Air Wales ceased operating in April 2006, with most routes transferring to other carriers, while in April Ryanair's once-daily Dublin service was replaced by three daily Aer Arann services.

In mid 2006, work began on upgrading the airport terminal, apron and ATC to provide additional capacity. The airport was used by 1.9 million passengers in 2005 and is increasing by 13 per cent for the year to date.

This history article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Cardiff Airport".

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AddressCardiff Airparks,
Port Road,
Vale of Glamorgan,
CF62 3BJ
MapClick Here for Map
Postcode for Sat NavCF62 3BJ
Transfer Time Car park is quite near, only 5 min transfer or 3/4 of a mile.
Transfer Time5 minutes
Frequency of TransferD
Transfer ProcedureThe free transfer service runs 24 hours and takes only 5 minutes.
DirectionsFollow signs towards the airport. The car park is situated right next to the Wales Airport Hotel on the A4050. This is 500 yards from the airport.
Departure ProcedureYour car will be waiting for collection at the reception as you will have called to arrange it (see above).
Arrival Procedure Head to the Cardiff Airlodge reception and hand over your parking voucher. Your car is then parked for you and the transfer to the airport is provided.
SecurityGold Standard Secured car park. Full CCTV in operation, 24 hour patrols and high, secure perimter fencing.
Trailer FacilitiesYes
Cardiff Airport Parking - Cardiff Highwayman Security Park
AddressThe Highwayman Security Park,
South Glamorgan,
MapClick Here for Map
Transfer Time Only 5 mins away, not far at all.
Transfer Time5 minutes
Frequency of TransferD
Transfer ProcedureA courtsey bus service runs between car park and terminal. It operates every 10 mins, on a 24 hour b
DirectionsFrom M4 J33, take A4232 signposted (Cardiff Airport). Leave A432 on slip road signposted Airport and take the 3rd exit from roundabout onto A4050 which becomes A4226. Follow all signs to the airport until you come to a roundabout with two bent posts with arrowheads on, showing left fork to the Airport. Take the right fork towards St. Athan and Llantwit Major on A4226. This road becomes B4265 at the British Airways maintenance hangar. Carry on following St. Athan sign and take next turning left (after BA hangar) into Fonmon and left again at the crossroads. The car park is at the top of the lane on the left.
Departure ProcedureThe full instructions for your returns procedure will be advised to you on your return to the car park.
Arrival Procedure On arrival at the car park report to reception and present your confirmation slip or quote your airport parking booking reference number.
SecurityThe car park has floodlighting, CCTV and security fencing. It holds the AA/Police Gold Award for security.
Undercover Parking Not offered.
Trailer FacilitiesTrailers are permitted but will be charged for an additional space.
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AddressOfficial On Aiport Parking,
Cardiff Airport,
MapClick Here for Map
Transfer Time The long term open-air parking area is located opposite the airport Terminal. It is within walking d
Transfer ProcedureA courtesy bus service to the long stay car park runs between May and October. At all other times yo
DirectionsExit the M4 at J33 and follow signs to Cardiff Airport along the A4232, A4050 and A4226. Follow the airport signs until you come to the airport approach road. The car park is then clearly signed.
Departure ProcedureOn your return, collect your car and drive to the exit barrier. Hand in your barrier ticket and confirmation to allow you to exit the car park.
Arrival Procedure On arrival, take an entry ticket from the barrier and park your car, making a note of the zone and bay. The terminal is only a short walk from the car park.
SecurityCCTV cameras, high perimeter fence and patrols by airport staff.
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