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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):

  • The 2010 accounts quoted the net worth of Cardiff Airport Ltd to be £34,311,000.
  • In addition to being known as "Cardiff Airport", another name for CWL is "Maes Awyr Caerdydd".
  • In early December 2013 Flybe announced it would drop its Paris and Glasgow services with effect from January 2014.
  • The closest airport to Cardiff Airport (CWL) is MoD St Athan (DGX), which is located only 4 miles (6 kilometers) W of CWL.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cardiff Airport handled 1,072,062 passengers last year.
  • In April 1995, due to planned Local Government re-organisation in Wales, the Airport Company was privatised, with shares being sold to property and development firm, TBI plc, which has now been converted back to a private company called TBI Ltd and is concessionary to Orlando Sanford International Airport.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL) currently has only 1 runway.

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 View satellite image of MoD St Athan 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 View satellite image of Bristol Airport 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 View satellite image of Bristol Filton Airport 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 View satellite image of Swansea Airport 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 View satellite image of Exeter International Airport 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 View satellite image of RAF Lyneham 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 View satellite image of RAF Fairford 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 View satellite image of Plymouth City Airport 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 View satellite image of Haverfordwest Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Bournemouth Airport 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 View satellite image of RAF Brize Norton 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 View satellite image of Southampton Airport 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 View satellite image of Oxford Airport 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 View satellite image of Newquay Cornwall Airport 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 View satellite image of RAF Benson 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 View satellite image of Dunedin International Airport 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 View satellite image of Ryan's Creek Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Invercargill Airport 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 View satellite image of Oamaru Airport 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 View satellite image of Alexandra Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) 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 View satellite image of Ashburton Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Queenstown Airport 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 View satellite image of Wanaka Airport 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 View satellite image of Christchurch International Airport 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 View satellite image of Glentanner Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Mount Cook Airport 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 View satellite image of Chatham Islands 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 View satellite image of Milford Sound Airport 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 View satellite image of Fox Glacier Aerodrome Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome