Redevelopment plans unveiled for Cardiff Airport

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Cardiff Airport in Wales has unveiled plans for further improvements to the terminal and car parking facilities. The £4m (US$5.3m) investment will see projects completed in time for next summer. Works will begin later this month.

The project will transform the experience for customers both arriving to and departing from the airport, continuing developments since the change of ownership in 2013. The next phase of investment plans for the terminal include a Costa Coffee in the arrivals hall; opening additional seating areas in the departure lounge; a Costa Coffee in the Departure Lounge; increased retail space, allowing for a larger WH Smith store; expanding the Executive Lounge, allowing for additional seating; and upgrading the hold baggage screening system to meet enhanced security requirements.

Outside of the terminal building customers will also see a number of changes to the parking lot and car hire facilities, including new ‘meet and greet’ car parking for customers with a dedicated area for drop-off and pick-up close to the terminal building, and a new car hire center close to the terminal building.

Deb Barber, CEO at Cardiff Airport, said, “We are delighted to share our plans for the airport development as it shows our commitment to achieve our vision of being an outstanding capital city airport delivering an exceptional customer experience.

“We have achieved a huge amount over the last few years and improved the experience for our customers but know there is still much more we can do to ensure we exceed expectations.

“The latest investment will significantly transform the experience for customers, offering more choice and quality in modern, welcoming surroundings. This is especially important at a time when we are experiencing passenger growth and working with our airline partners to introduce more choice in services for our customers.

“We look forward to the projects being completed over the coming months and our customers enjoying the new facilities next summer.”

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