The airport is a major transport hub for Cardiff and the South Wales area, and before COVID it was facilitating around 1.6 million passenger journeys every year. Cardiff Airport is owned and operated by the Welsh Government and serves the City of Cardiff, the West and South Wales area. Currently with around 25 direct flights as well as connecting flights to hundreds of global destinations via major airline hubs, the airport is an important destination for numerous airlines including TUI, Wizz Air, Vueling, KLM, Ryanair and Loganair.
Airport staff work with business events colleagues to provide the warmest possible welcome for groups to Wales.
The airport supports the wider connectivity of the South Wales area but also provides an important additional service to inbound meeting and event travellers. The experienced in-house team confidently manages a range of bespoke support services for inbound and outbound delegate groups including airside meet and greet, priority pick-up and drop-off, group check-in, private charters and more.
Cardiff Airport is within easy reach of the largest venues in Wales most notably ICC Wales, Celtic Manor Resort, Principality Stadium and Cardiff International Arena (formerly Motorpoint Arena).
For groups arriving at Cardiff Airport and with onward travel to these venues, the conference and meeting experience starts airside.
With conference and meeting rooms available on-site, groups can start and finish their events at the airport!
Cardiff Airport is a key point of arrival and departure for conference and meeting groups and facilities at the airport – from digital signage, welcome desks, event-branded meeting points, porterage and more – have been designed to make the airport experience best-in-class.
Over the next 20 years the airport’s development strategy, ‘Masterplan 2040’, will see the airport expand and improve its offering for both passengers and airline carriers. This investment will include a new ‘best in class’ terminal, upgraded executive lounge and a new onsite four-star hotel.
The runway at Cardiff Airport is 2,392m long and 46m wide and, on average, up to 25 aircraft can take off or land every hour.