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CWL Airport Information:
|IATA / ICAO Codes:||CWL / EGFF|
|Location:||Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom|
|GPS Coordinates:||51°23'48"N by 3°20'35"W|
|Elevation:||220 feet (67 meters)|
|# of Runways:||1|
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Facts about Cardiff Airport (CWL):
- The airport was the main base for three local airlines.
- In addition to being known as "Cardiff Airport", another name for CWL is "Maes Awyr Caerdydd".
- On 16 May 2012, it was announced that airport Managing Director, Patrick Duffy, had left his position amid mounting pressure from the Welsh Government on the airport owners Abertis to improve the state of the airport and improve the services it offers, or sell the facility to an investor in a proposed public-private partnership.
- 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.
- Cardiff Airport (CWL) currently has only 1 runway.
- 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.
- 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 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 First Minister's criticism was roundly rejected by Alex Cruz, chief executive of Vueling - a Spanish airline which operates regular flights from Cardiff.
- 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.