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  • Release date: 8 April 2015
  • Period covered: 2014
  • Next update: April 2016
An annual report presenting information for Cardiff Wales Airport including aircraft movements, passengers and freight handled and international air passenger traffic.

Key points

The total number of passengers using Cardiff International Airport reduced by 48 thousand, 4 per cent, in 2014 compared to 2013; to a little over 1.0 million.


  • The majority, 83 per cent, of these terminal passengers were for international flights. In 2014, there were 858 thousand international air passengers using Cardiff International Airport, an increase of 2 thousand from the previous year. There was an increase in passengers to and from EU destinations, up 4 per cent, and a fall in passengers going beyond the EU, down 21 per cent.
  • Most of the international traffic was by chartered airlines rather than scheduled airlines.


  • In 2014 there were 171 thousand domestic terminal passengers using Cardiff, down by 40 thousand, or 19 per cent from 2013.
  • In contrast to the international traffic, most of these passengers, 167 thousand used scheduled services.


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