Monday 26th of October 2015
Cardiff Airport saw a significant increase in its passenger numbers for September 2015, when compared with the same month in 2014.
In September 2015 Cardiff Airport saw more than 25,000 more passengers than in September 2014 and this is the highest level of growth seen since 2006 and it is something experts believe will continue into 2016. In September 2015 Cardiff Airport saw a huge 150,477 passengers travel, with 124,603 in 2014.
The reasons for the growth in passenger numbers are varied. More travellers are taking advantage of the growing range of destinations Cardiff Airport is offering as well as improved timing on designated key routes, making it easier and more convenient for passengers to travel.
Cardiff Airport also enjoyed a strong summer where passenger numbers increased steadily throughout the season, up by 12% in June, 8% in July and 10% in August, when compared with the same period in 2014. The increase is September has been unprecedented however and equates to a 21% increase on 2014 so it looks like Cardiff Airport is definitely on the up.
Speaking on behalf of the airport, managing director Debra Barber commented that the whole team at the airport are ‘extremely pleased’ and she also thanked passengers for choosing Cardiff Airport as well as looking ahead to October describing it as ‘an exciting month for us as we prepare to welcome fans travelling to and from Cardiff for the Rugby World Cup and expect to see in the region of 30,000 extra passengers pass through the terminal.’ The figures for the airport in October will be released in early November.