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Total[Collapse]Commercial Movements3,59917,12117,40217,51516,56315,02115,13714,86014,79817,19518,07421,32824,71324,28423,269
Commercial MovementsAir TransportAir transport movements are landings or take-offs of aircraft engaged in the transport of passengers or cargo on commercial terms.3,22916,54916,74916,76115,89514,09514,25214,07014,00816,18117,25820,53723,55923,11722,007
Positioning Flights3705726537546689268857907901,0148167891,1511,1651,262
Local Movements000000000002320
[Collapse]Non-Commercial Movements6,51214,76013,68311,4199,69310,05610,72710,01912,04411,9357,5715,67512,41019,67918,786
Non-Commercial MovementsTest and Training144625640247221166147110178239158178278443837
Other Flights300004401014201419619
Aero Club3,4287,6347,0575,7584,2344,2344,4654,7664,9654,6882,2281,3247,77513,61412,586
Private Flights2,7246,1555,8045,1844,9425,4315,9085,0356,7766,7794,9863,9424,1505,3235,078
Business Aviation000000101000000



Aircraft movements at Cardiff Airport by movement type and year

Last update

July 2021 July 2021

Next update

May 2022 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Airport Data, Civil Aviation Authority

Contact email



Languages covered

English and Welsh

General description

The statistics refer to the number of aircraft movements at Cardiff Airport by movement type and year. The figures relate to Cardiff International Airport as this is the only major domestic and international airport in Wales. An aircraft movement is an aircraft taking off or landing at an airport.

Data collection and calculation

The information on air transport through Cardiff Airport in these tables reproduces the statistics compiled by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Their work is gratefully acknowledged. The CAA data are outside the scope of National Statistics. The information can be found on the CAA's website (see weblinks), including the CAA’s own notes about the figures.

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

2006 to 2020

Statistical quality

Information on statistical quality can be found on the Civil Aviation Authority website (see weblinks).


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