CWL Arrivals today
Address: Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 3BD, United Kingdom
IATA Airport Code: CWL
ICAO airport code: EGFF
Alias: Cardiff International Airport
Cardiff Airport is Wales’ only international airport (Cymru), located at the town of Rhoose. Cardiff Airport is the ideal airport if you want to visit the South or Mid Wales. North Wales can be reached more quickly via Liverpool Airport or Manchester Airport. The regional airport in Wales has a small terminal for all Cardiff arrivals.
About 1 to 2 million people fly from Cardiff Airport every year. As can be seen in the picture, there has been a lot of growth in the last years. Cardiff Airport arrivals from mainly European cities with Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at the top with 150,000 Cardiff flight arrivals. That accounts for almost 10% of the entire airport.
The first CWL airport arrivals were around 1940 and only later in 1952 for civil flights. With a new terminal in the following years, more routes and destinations were also added, such as to France. In the 1980s there were even flights to Florida in the US. The growth to 2 million was good, but Ryanair decided to no longer depart or arrive from this airport. Therefore, the numbers fell back to 1 million. With a number of expansions at the airport and other low-cost airlines such as TUI Airways, Vueling, Wizz Air, but also Aer Lingus and KLM, the Cardiff flight arrivals rose again. In 2019 there were still nearly 1.7 million passengers, but unfortunately this has fallen sharply due to corona. The busiest routes for Corona were Faro, Paris-CdG, Tenerife-South Airport, Alicante Airport, Palma de Mallorca Spain, Belfast, Malaga Airport, Edinburgh Scotland, Dublin and Amsterdam in the Netherlands.