Who are we?

We are FlyCardiff.

Three members of the general public who work tirelessly in our own time to help with the rejuvenation and turnaround of Cardiff Airport which started in 2013 when the Welsh Government bought the airport from Abertis the Spanish Infrastructure Group.

What are our aims?

We believe we have evolved from a campaign group, to a passenger focus group as we take on board and relay what passengers of Cardiff Airport tell us and convey this to airport management.

This group aims to attract more airlines and business into Cardiff Airport for the greater good of the Welsh economy.

We work alongside the Airport Management Team in supporting them get out the message that Cardiff Airport is very much open for business and looking to expand its offering and routes.

We also look to promote Wales and to help raise its profile and publicise its uniqueness and attractiveness to foreign tourists.

We look to engage with members of the general public to make them aware of what Cardiff Airport has to offer and also to dispel some of the myths of the past that still linger with regard to Cardiff Airport.

We do this through our social channels and ad hoc meeting(s) with stakeholder groups, politicians, transport companies and other parties.

How do we communicate our aims & reach out?

We communicate our message/aims through:

Facebook

Twitter @flycardiff

The flyCARDIFF blog

Our e-petition

Why are we doing this?

  • Because we care
  • Cardiff is a city that punches well above its weight, but not with its air service
  • Because Cardiff capital city of Wales deserves better
  • Because people of Wales deserve a better air service
  • Air services have been deteriorating for some time and BMI baby leaves at end of September 2011
  • Economic benefits to the economy & business
  • All this business being lost from the Welsh economy, car parking, ticket sales, advertising and pr opportunities, car hire, hotels, taxis, airport shopping
  • Inbound tourism brings money to the Welsh economy
  • Why do tourists have to access Wales via England?? As well as the longer journey & inconvenience there is an environmental impact increased C02 emissions by having to travel elsewhere