Local contractors commence Cardiff Airport improvement works

Press Release by Cardiff Airport

Work has started on a range of projects to improve the customer experience at Cardiff Airport. Contractors are now on site, working to ensure the projects are completed by the summer, with Brecon based Beacons Business Interiors (BBI), Cardiff based Paramount Interiors, Abergaveny based Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd, Tredegar’s M&J Europe, and Cardiff engineering firm Burroughs among them.

By the time the projects reach completion, ahead of the busy holiday season and a series of big events, such as the UEFA Super Cup, Heineken Cup and the NATO Summit, Cardiff Airport will have:

  • an improved traffic approach and free drop off and pick up area
  • a new enlarged Departures/Security Zone employing state of the art technology
  • new toilet facilities
  • a new taxi booking facility and waiting area inside the Arrivals hall.

The new security zone will be double the size of the existing area and will include an automated tray-return system, automatic boarding card reader entry gates, full body scanners and specially designed space for passengers to prepare and re-gather their belongings.

Jason Thomas, Director of Projects and Delivery at Cardiff Airport, said: “Welsh businesses have won a number of the contracts for this work. We are particularly pleased to be working with local companies to make these improvements and creating the changes people want to see in their national airport.

“The improvements have been designed around the customer, incorporating passenger feedback to improve the customer journey, make it easier, more convenient and raise standards.”

Carl Williams, from BBI, said: “We are excited to be working with Cardiff Airport to deliver an improved experience for passengers. The new security area will be more customer-friendly and will cut down the time required to complete the screening process.”

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