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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.
  • The closest airport to Cardiff Airport (CWL) is MoD St Athan (DGX), which is located only 4 miles (6 kilometers) W of CWL.
  • 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.
  • As of March 2013, the Welsh Government is in the process of acquiring Cardiff Airport from TBI/Abertis, who may also divest themselves of all their airport assets following international criticism of their management of these resources.
  • On 1 April 1965 the Ministry of Aviation handed over the airport to Glamorgan County Council and it was renamed Glamorgan Airport.
  • The airport was the main base for three local airlines.
  • In 2006 the Irish low cost carrier Ryanair withdrew from the airport ending 5 years of service on the Cardiff to Dublin route daily.
  • The 2010 accounts quoted the net worth of Cardiff Airport Ltd to be £34,311,000.
  • 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.
  • In addition to being known as "Cardiff Airport", another name for CWL is "Maes Awyr Caerdydd".
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Passenger numbers increased from 2012 to 2013 which shows that Cardiff is making a slow recovery to try to reach passenger levels achieved over 10 years ago.
  • 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.
  • The man who decided Rhoose could be the site of a new Airport was David Rees-Williams a Bridgend-born solicitor who had served as a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Artillery during the WW2 and who.
  • It was announced on 13 April 2011 that Bmibaby were to close their base at the airport, along with their base at Manchester Airport in the following October in order to redeploy aircraft at their other bases, including the creation of a new operation at Belfast City Airport.

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