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CWL Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: CWL / EGFF
Airport Names:
  1. Cardiff Airport
  2. Maes Awyr Caerdydd
Location: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 51°23'48"N by 3°20'35"W
Area Served: Cardiff
South Wales
Mid Wales
West Wales
Operator/Owner: Welsh Government
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 220 feet (67 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Cardiff Airport (CWL):

  • Cardiff Airport handled 1,072,062 passengers last year.
  • In addition to being known as "Cardiff Airport", another name for CWL is "Maes Awyr Caerdydd".
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to Cardiff Airport (CWL) is MoD St Athan (DGX), which is located only 4 miles (6 kilometers) W of CWL.
  • The airport was the main base for three local airlines.
  • In the 1970s, the supersonic airliner Concorde made a few flights into the airport on special occasions.
  • Because of Cardiff Airport's relatively low elevation of 220 feet, planes can take off or land at Cardiff Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • The airport is not only the main maintenance base for British Airways but also home to a variety of aerospace-oriented firms and colleges, and therefore a major contributor to the economic development of the region.
  • The furthest airport from Cardiff Airport (CWL) is Dunedin International Airport (DUD), which is located 11,958 miles (19,244 kilometers) away in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
  • However, it emerged that the Airport had applied for £5 million of payments from the Welsh Assembly Government to deal with unspecified development at the terminal.
  • In 2012, the airport ran into a barrage of sustained criticism from the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones.

Map of Nearest Airports from Cardiff Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Cardiff Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
14.03 miles (6.48 km) WMoD St Athan (DGX)St Athan, Wales, United KingdomView MoD St Athan on a map Set DGX as destination Airport Get more information about MoD St Athan
226.93 miles (43.34 km) EBristol Airport (BRS)Bristol, England, United KingdomView Bristol Airport on a map Set BRS as destination Airport Get more information about Bristol Airport
333.37 miles (53.71 km) ENEBristol Filton Airport (FZO)Filton, Bristol, United KingdomView Bristol Filton Airport on a map Set FZO as destination Airport Get more information about Bristol Filton Airport
434.33 miles (55.25 km) WNWSwansea Airport (SWS)Swansea, Wales, United KingdomView Swansea Airport on a map Set SWS as destination Airport Get more information about Swansea Airport
545.86 miles (73.80 km) SExeter International Airport (EXT)Exeter, United KingdomView Exeter International Airport on a map Set EXT as destination Airport Get more information about Exeter International Airport
658.61 miles (94.32 km) ERAF Lyneham (LYE)Wiltshire, England, United KingdomView RAF Lyneham on a map Set LYE as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Lyneham
769.61 miles (112.02 km) ENERAF Fairford (FFD)Fairford, England, United KingdomView RAF Fairford on a map Set FFD as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Fairford
875.04 miles (120.77 km) SSWPlymouth City Airport (PLH)Plymouth, United KingdomView Plymouth City Airport on a map Set PLH as destination Airport Get more information about Plymouth City Airport
975.67 miles (121.78 km) WNWHaverfordwest Aerodrome (HAW)Haverfordwest, Wales, United KingdomView Haverfordwest Aerodrome on a map Set HAW as destination Airport Get more information about Haverfordwest Aerodrome
1077.83 miles (125.26 km) ESEBournemouth Airport (BOH)Bournemouth, England, United KingdomView Bournemouth Airport on a map Set BOH as destination Airport Get more information about Bournemouth Airport
1179.41 miles (127.80 km) ENERAF Brize Norton (BZZ)Oxfordshire, England, United KingdomView RAF Brize Norton on a map Set BZZ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Brize Norton
1291.42 miles (147.12 km) ESESouthampton Airport (SOU)Eastleigh (near Southampton), England, United KingdomView Southampton Airport on a map Set SOU as destination Airport Get more information about Southampton Airport
1391.98 miles (148.02 km) ENEOxford Airport (OXF)Oxford, England, United KingdomView Oxford Airport on a map Set OXF as destination Airport Get more information about Oxford Airport
1497.66 miles (157.17 km) SWNewquay Cornwall Airport (NQY)Newquay, England, United KingdomView Newquay Cornwall Airport on a map Set NQY as destination Airport Get more information about Newquay Cornwall Airport
1597.84 miles (157.45 km) ERAF Benson (BEX)Benson, Oxfordshire, England, United KingdomView RAF Benson on a map Set BEX as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Benson

Map of Furthest Airports from Cardiff Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Cardiff Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,957.99 miles (19,244.47 km) SEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
211,941.33 miles (19,217.67 km) SERyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
311,925.31 miles (19,191.89 km) SEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
411,924.18 miles (19,190.06 km) SSEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
511,894.52 miles (19,142.33 km) SEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
611,886.11 miles (19,128.80 km) SSERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
711,872.11 miles (19,106.26 km) SSEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
811,865.67 miles (19,095.90 km) SEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
911,863.17 miles (19,091.87 km) SEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
1011,857.70 miles (19,083.07 km) SSEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
1111,837.23 miles (19,050.13 km) SSEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1211,828.86 miles (19,036.66 km) SSEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1311,822.85 miles (19,026.99 km) SWChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
1411,822.35 miles (19,026.18 km) SEMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
1511,807.49 miles (19,002.27 km) SSEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome