Some general information about Cardiff Airport
Cardiff Airport bought by the Welsh government for £52m (over-priced?)
March 27, 2013
The current owner of Cardiff Airport, Abertis, which bought the airport from local councils in 2005, has now managed to sell it to the Welsh Government for £52 million. That price is well above market value when compared to recent transactions involving UK airports. The airport was valued at about £34 million in 2010. It has been making large losses and losing passengers for many years. The Government is desperate that it gets more passengers and gets back to making a profit. Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones said it would not be operated by the government and would be managed “at arm’s length” and “on a commercial basis”. Cardiff’s passengers have declined from around 2 million in 2007 to just over 1 million in 2012, as many have chosen Bristol airport instead. Bristol airport is now concerned that Cardiff would now unfairly benefit from state support. Cardiff was hit by the loss of bmibaby in 2011. The airport’s board will try and get in a commercial operator and hopes to attract long haul and transatlantic flights. Only recently there was news that Swiss airline Helvetic will pull out of Cardiff, 2 years after the Welsh government spent £500,000 marketing Wales in Switzerland.
airports in the United Kingdom when the Government published its Air Transport
White Paper in December 2003. The “central” scenario was named 12S1 STN+1 LHR+1
(2020, 550/600), and assumes a new runway at both Stansted and Heathrow in that
rising to 5.0 million by 2030. This equates to average growth of 4.1% per annum
between 2000 and 2030, with faster growth in the first 15 years.
for Cardiff in the period to 2015. However, this is followed by a period of
weaker than average growth – the net outcome in 2030 is that Cardiff is forecast
to account for a similar share of UK regional traffic as in 2000.
It is not envisaged that any runway extension is required to meet the traffic
forecasts; a taxiway extension would satisfy this increased traffic. The taxiway
extension would provide a parallel route running right to the end of the runway
Cardiff Airport. Flights and CO2 emissions.
Analysis of flights, routes, and top 10 destinations from Cardiff Airport in 2011. Also carbon emissions.
And passenger growth and numbers over the past 15 years. http://www.awsw.co.uk/allco2/CWL_co2.html
CAA figures: CAA airport statistics
UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual (Table 10.3) Terminal Passengers 2002 – 2012
Air Transport Movements
UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual (Table 4.2) ATMs 2002 – 2012
2010 17,000 (down – 16% on 2009) link to 2010 data
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Business Aviation: Number of business flights (= private jets)
CAA statistics, annual figures – Table 3.1