The main international airport in Wales is Cardiff Airport. Most routes from Cardiff are seasonal, operating troughout the summer beach holiday season.
A larger choice of flights and destinations is available from airports across the border in England. Residents of North Wales have easy access to airports in Manchester, Liverpool and Blackpool. Residents of South Wales could head for Bristol Airport. There are also good transport connections from Wales to Birmigham Airport.
See the relevant airport pages for more information.
Cardiff Airport is one of the quieter airports in the UK. Just over 1 million passengers passed through in 2011. The airport is an important UK departure point for tour operators Thomson and Thomas Cook. Both operate flights to the popular sunshine holiday regions of Europe during the beach holiday season. A wide choice of destinations includes many of the key holiday airports in Spain, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Cyprus and Portugal. Flights also head for Tunisia, Egypt, Florida and the Caribbean.
European city destinations include Dublin, Amsterdam, Paris, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Malaga and Düsseldorf. Indirect flights open up a wide choice of airport worldwide. Cardiff also has routes to Scotland, Ireland, Anglesey, Jersey and the north of England. 2012 saw around 15 airlines flying to over 40 destinations.
Main flight operators from Cardiff:
• Thomas Cook Airlines
• Thomson Airways
Top international destinations (passenger numbers) in 2011:
• Palma de Mallorca
Find live flight information at www.tbicardiffairport.com