Cardiff Airport has announced that Jon Horne will stand down from his role as chief executive with effect from September 1st 2014. In making the announcement, Lord Rowe-Beddoe, chairman of Cardiff International Airport, said: “Jon has very successfully steered the airport through the first phase of our path to re-establishing its fortunes.”
NATS will continue to provide air traffic services and expertise at Cardiff Airport, after securing a five year contract with Cardiff International Airport. The contract provides aerodrome and airport approach services, approach radar for MOD St Athan (located 2.5nm southwest of Cardiff Airport) and air traffic control engineering services at Cardiff.
Holidaymakers can now add Genoa to the list of destinations they will be able to fly to direct from Cardiff Airport this summer. Four chartered flights have been added to the schedule to allow customers across Wales and the South West to join P&O’s Mediterranean cruises direct from the Welsh capital.
Air Malta has announced good news for travellers in Wales and the south-west of England by adding an extra four departures as a prelude to their summer 2014 charter season. The additional flights on this popular route will commence on Tuesday April 8th 2014, four weeks earlier than originally planned, to satisfy expected public demand for travel to the sunshine island in the Mediterranean over the spring and Easter period.
Cardiff Airport has unveiled plans to introduce a series of improvements to the terminal building over the winter months, with a focus on creating a better environment and enhancing the overall customer experience. These improvements have been planned for completion by next summer - the airport’s busiest time – and are the first developments following a Welsh Government loan to the airport.
Cardiff Airport has promoted Spencer Birns to the position of director of aviation business development, heading up the airport’s campaign for more flights. The appointment comes following the change in ownership and appointment of chief executive officer, Jon Horne and non executive directors in April 2013.
Figures released by the Civil Aviation Authority show Cardiff Airport passenger numbers have grown by six per cent to total 134,173 in July compared to the same month last year. This follows nine per cent growth in May and ten per cent growth in June.
Jon Horne has been appointed to the role of chief executive at Cardiff Airport following its acquisition last week by the Welsh government. Announcing the appointment, Lord Rowe-Beddoe, chairman, Cardiff Airport, said: “His wide experience of the airport industry and his specific experience of running Cardiff Airport during a very successful period will be vital in the task of turning around the fortunes of Wales’ national airport by developing more airline services and destinations for the people of Wales.”
The first minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has today announced the government has purchased Cardiff Airport for a total investment of £52 million. This follows a period of due diligence and negotiation with TBI, the airport’s previous owner.
Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones has announced his government intends to purchase Cardiff Airport from current owners TBI. Jones said an agreement had been struck in principle, with the government set to complete the deal in early 2013.
Cardiff Airport welcomed over 10,000 French rugby fans through its doors over the weekend, from Friday to Sunday for the Wales v France RBS Six Nations match on Saturday, 17 March.