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Cardiff wins best airport award


Cardiff has been named UK Best Airport (under 3m passengers) at an awards ceremony in London.

The event was hosted by the Airport Operators’ Association (AOA), a trade organisation founded to represent the voice of UK airports and to influence governments, regulators and opinion formers at national and international level in order to drive the industry forward.  It is one of very few aviation focused events that bring many key players together under one roof, including senior representatives from the UK airports sector, government officials and regulators, industry stakeholders, the media and aviation solution providers and suppliers.

Roger Lewis, Chairman of Cardiff Airport, said: “This is a great tribute from our airline colleagues which recognises the hard work of the team at Cardiff Airport over this past year. Most importantly we thank our passengers for their fantastic support. On behalf of the Board, I send our congratulations to everyone who has helped deliver this outstanding accolade.”

Deb Barber, CEO of Cardiff Airport, added: “To be recognised in this way by a leading industry body really is testament to how far we have come. We’ve been on a real journey of transformation in recent years, which continues, and with many more exciting developments still to come. It seems so fitting that Qatar Airways which was named the World’s Best Airline in 2017 will soon be joining the UK’s Best Airport in its size category!”

Would you like to know more about what has been done, and what is planned, that has helped make Cardiff a stand out airport?  Airports of the World, November / December 2017, Issue 74, includes a detailed feature on Cardiff Airport, including an interview with the Chief Executive Officer Deb Barber.  It is available from the Key Publishing Shop.

Photo: CEO Deb Barber collects the award for Best Airport (under 3m passengers) from the AOA.  (Cardiff Airport)

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