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Data Provider: Welsh Government Aircraft Movements at Cardiff Airport by Movement Type and Year
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Total[Collapse]Commercial Movements17,12117,40217,51516,56315,02115,13714,86014,79817,19518,07421,32824,71324,28423,269
Commercial MovementsAir Transport16,54916,74916,76115,89514,09514,25214,07014,00816,18117,25820,53723,55923,11722,007
Positioning Flights5726537546689268857907901,0148167891,1511,1651,262
Local Movements00000000002320
[Collapse]Non-Commercial Movements14,76013,68311,4199,69310,05610,72710,01912,04411,9357,5715,67512,41019,67918,786
Non-Commercial MovementsTest and Training625640247221166147110178239158178278443837
Other Flights00004401014201419619
Aero Club7,6347,0575,7584,2344,2344,4654,7664,9654,6882,2281,3247,77513,61412,586
Private Flights6,1555,8045,1844,9425,4315,9085,0356,7766,7794,9863,9424,1505,3235,078
Business Aviation00000101000000


Aircraft movements at Cardiff Airport by movement type and year

Last update
October 2020 October 2020

Next update
May 2021 (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 2019

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

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