Cardiff Airport Will Remain Open Despite Lockdown

Wales Airport

The Cardiff Airport will remain open despite the local area going into lockdown.

However, two flights took off from Cardiff Airport on Tuesday, September 29 to Alicante and Amsterdam.

But, the announcement was made on Sunday that three more parts of Wales. That includes the Vale of Glamorgan, would be in lockdown from 6 pm on Monday.

The Increasing Infection Rate

However, the latest infection rates, as of Sunday afternoon, show that the rate is increasing in the Vale of Glamorgan to stand at 34.4 per 100,000 people.

But the airport remains open despite people not being allowed to travel unless it is for work purposes.

However, Cardiff Airport – which is in Rhoose, Barry – will remain open for “legitimate travel and air movements”

The Statement

A statement on its Twitter account, posted on Sunday, read, “Following today’s announcement that Vale of Glamorgan will go into lockdown at 6 pm on Monday. We can confirm that Cardiff Airport will remain open.”

“As a vital part of the transport infrastructure in Wales, it is essential the Airport remains open for legitimate travel and air movements. As we have done throughout the pandemic, closely following guidance provided by the relevant authorities.”

“Local lockdown restrictions state that residents of areas in lockdown should not travel outside the area. Unless there is a reasonable excuse to do so. For those traveling from areas not in lockdown, there are currently no legal restrictions about traveling to the Airport. As long as travelers obey the rules when they do so.”

“Customers should check the relevant Welsh Government & UK Gov guidance before travel. And determine whether they are permitted to leave the area and have a legitimate reason to fly. This is not for the Airport to determine.”

In addition, it said, “For any customers who can no longer fly we will continue to refund car parking and executive lounge bookings that were made directly on the Cardiff Airport website. For any inquiries regarding flights and holidays customers should contact their airline, tour operator, or agent.”

“We continue to follow the guidance in place by Public Health Wales keeping the safety and security of our team. And customers as our number one priority.”

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