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Information for Cardiff Wales Airport including aircraft movements, passengers and freight handled and international air passenger traffic for 2018.

Chart showing the number of passengers passing through Cardiff Airport from 2006 to 2018. The chart shows that the number of passengers fell between 2007 and 2012, but has been increasing since 2014.

Main points

  • The number of passengers using Cardiff International airport increased by 7.7% in 2018, to 1.6 million. This includes both arrivals and departures.
  • During 2018 there were 95 international destinations that operated out of Cardiff International airport, 11 more than in 2017.
  • Amsterdam was the most popular international destination in 2018 and Edinburgh the most popular domestic destination
  • There were around 31,000 flights (inbound and outbound combined) at Cardiff International airport in 2018, a 7.4% increase on the 2017 figures
  • After a period of exceptionally low freight movements, around 1,500 tonnes of freight were moved through Cardiff airport in 2018, compared to just 4 tonnes in the previous year. The increase was driven by a new route to Qatar from May 2018 which transports significant volumes of freight as well as passengers.


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