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Information for Cardiff Wales Airport including aircraft movements, passengers and freight handled and international air passenger traffic for 2017.

Chart showing the number of travellers passing through Cardiff Airport from 2006 to 2017. The chart shows that the number of passenger journeys declined between 2007 and 2012, but have been increasing since 2014.

Main points

  • The total number of terminal passengers (arrivals and departures) using Cardiff International Airport increased by 8.7% between 2016 and 2017, to 1.47 million.
  • During 2017 there were 82 international routes that operated out of Cardiff International Airport, 5 more than in 2016.
  • There were around 29,000 aircraft movements at Cardiff International Airport in 2017, a 10.2% increase on the 2016 figures.
  • Freight volume at Cardiff International Airport was 3.95 tonnes in 2017, the lowest on record.


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Statistician: Ryan Pike

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