An international airport serving south, mid and west Wales, the Cardiff Wales International Airport sees at least 1 million passengers passing through. It is located 12 kilometres West of Cardiff’s city centre in a village called Rhoose. The private company that owns the airport is 90% owned by a Spanish company and 10 % owned by Aena International, the world’s largest airport operator.
Cardiff handles international scheduled flights, low fare flights and charter carriers. Thomson Airway is the largest carrier to use the site. It has been in operation from the 1940s when a wartime satellite aerodrome and a training base was first installed. The airfield officially commenced operations in 1942. For a number of years it has been home to several flying clubs and smaller aviation operators. Helicopter operators such as Heli Airways functioned at the Cardiff Airport. Based in the White Building on the Southside is the latest addition to the site, the flying school that was set up in 2010 by Aeros. A café here offers refreshments for the owners of private aircrafts.
It has developed into a technically and highly advanced premise’s since its early years in business, and is inclusive of stylish lounge areas, amazing shopping options and cafes that offer a wide variety of cuisine. Efficient shuttle services to and from the Cardiff city centre, ensure the convenience of travellers.
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Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.