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Bristol Airport introduces new paper cup recycling initiative
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Bristol Airport introduces new paper cup recycling initiative Nearly a tonne of paper cups has been recycled as a result of a new process introduced at Bristol Airport in March. This is the equivalent of 54,500 standard size coffee cups which, if placed end to end would stretch for nearly 6km – which is nearly the length of 57 football pitches or three times the length of Bristol Airport’s runway! Working in collaboration with catering partners and waste management provider, SWRnewstar, the Airport has introduced the scheme to ensure paper cups are recycled and not placed in landfill...
Qatar Airways celebrates First Anniversary at Cardiff Airport
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Qatar Airways celebrates First Anniversary at Cardiff Airport Qatar Airways, the multiple-award-winning airline, is celebrating its first anniversary connecting business and leisure customers from Cardiff Airport with destinations around the world. Over the past year, the airline’s regular service to Doha has been part of the seven per cent jump in overall passenger numbers from Cardiff. Some of the most popular network destinations include Qatar, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka. In celebration of its first anniversary, the Qatar Airways staff surprised lucky passengers with...
Cardiff Airport reaches 1.6 million passengers
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Cardiff Airport reaches 1.6 million passengers The end of April 2019 marked an important milestone for Wales’ national airport in terms of passenger growth. Over the last 12 months, more than 1.6 million passengers have flown through Cardiff Airport, reflecting an increase of 7% versus 2018. This is the busiest year since 2009. Passenger growth for the month of April was up 20% versus the same month last year, with Cardiff Airport welcoming 126,399 total passengers, reflecting the Airport’s position as not only a point of departure, but also as a key international gateway for visitors to...
Manchester Airport signs up to Tap Water Refill Scheme
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Airport signs up to Tap Water Refill Scheme Passengers flying in and out of Manchester Airport can now refill their water bottles free of charge at any of its bars, cafes and restaurants. The UK’s third largest airport has signed up to a scheme called Refill, a national City to Sea initiative backed by local water company, United Utilities. It means passengers can refill their water bottles at any of the 33 outlets across the airport’s three terminals. This is in addition to water fountains that are already located in both arrivals and the departure lounges. With 7.7 billion plastic...
New TUI flights and holidays take off from Cardiff Airport
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New TUI flights and holidays take off from Cardiff Airport TUI, the UK’s largest holiday company, has today celebrated its first flights for summer to three new destinations for 2019 from Cardiff Airport. Holidaymakers from Wales boarded the first flight to Naples (Italy) today with Dubrovnik (Croatia) and Hurghada (Egypt) flights taking off later in the week, so customers can also now enjoy the popular destination of Croatia plus the resurgence of Egypt with these new flights from Cardiff Airport. Flights to Naples have been added to support the new homeport for the cruise ship Marella...
Roger Lewis announces plan to step down as Chairman of Cardiff Airport
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Roger Lewis announces plan to step down as Chairman of Cardiff Airport After a hugely successful four year tenure, Roger Lewis has announced his plan to step down as Chairman of Cardiff Airport on 31st October 2019. Mr Lewis will take up a new Welsh Government role as President of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, a family of seven museums located throughout Wales. Reflecting on what has been a transformational period for Cardiff Airport, Roger Lewis has played a pioneering role at a strategic level and chaired the Cardiff Airport Board of Directors since he was...
How did you become interested in aviation?
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How did you become interested in aviation? As a young lad I grew up within 2 miles of Leeds Bradford Airport. At the time my mother worked at the airport and my farther would say "come on, lets go early to pick your mum up and we'll watch the planes". So we'd head up to the airport and spend an hour watching aircraft land and depart before my mum finished her shift. During the time my mother worked at LBA the airport was going through a period of rapid expansion, extending the runway and terminal building along with realigning the public roads surrounding the airport. The airport...
New restaurant featuring local produce opens in Newcastle Airport departure lounge
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New restaurant featuring local produce opens in Newcastle Airport departure lounge A brand-new restaurant which showcases produce from North East-based suppliers and takes inspiration from regional favourites has opened in Newcastle Airport. Passengers will now be able to enjoy locally-sourced dishes and relax with a regionally-distilled drink at the new ‘Quaystone Bar and Kitchen’ before jetting off on their travels. The Quaystone Bar and Kitchen menu features a variety of traditional dishes, including pizzas, pasta and sharing platters, as well as a selection of dishes that are being...
Birmingham Airport's Self Service Bag Drop reaches one millionth passenger milestone
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Birmingham Airport has welcomed the one millionth passenger to use the Self-Service Bag Drop (SSBD) – automated self-service bag drop technology officially launched across the airport in January 2018. Designed to reduce passenger check in times, SSBD allows passengers to print bag tags and boarding passes and inject their bag into the baggage system using a simple, customer friendly user interface. The SSBD service has decreased queue times while increasing customer satisfaction and providing an improved customer experience. SSBD allows staff to support passengers who might need...
Unanimous agreement of Welsh Affairs Committee: Devolve Air Passenger Duty to Wales by 2021
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Unanimous agreement of Welsh Affairs Committee: Devolve Air Passenger Duty to Wales by 2021 Cardiff Airport welcomes the report published today [Tuesday 11 June] by the Welsh Affairs Committee into the devolution of Air Passenger Duty (APD). The unanimously-agreed report recommends that the UK Government should hand over control of Air Passenger Duty in Wales to the Welsh Government by 2021. Cardiff Airport has continuously reinforced its position on the matter – calling for the tax to be devolved and then reduced or abolished. Cardiff Airport believes that the devolution and...
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