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Information for Cardiff Wales Airport including aircraft movements, passengers and freight handled and international air passenger traffic for 2019.

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 4.3% in 2019, to 1.63 million. This includes both arrivals and departures.
  • During 2019 there were 76 international destinations that operated out of Cardiff International airport, 19 less than in 2018.
  • Amsterdam was the most popular international destination in 2019 and Edinburgh the most popular domestic destination.
  • There were around 32,000 flights (inbound and outbound combined) at Cardiff International airport in 2019, a 2.6% increase on the 2018 figures.
  • After a period of exceptionally low freight movements, around 1,800 tonnes of freight were moved through Cardiff airport in 2019, an increase of 23.6% compared to the previous year.
  • Only 13.0% of passengers had travelled to Cardiff Airport using public transport in 2019.


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