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Plans revealed for Cardiff Airport improvements

The Welsh Assembly Government has announced plans to improve access to Cardiff International Airport.

The Welsh Assembly Government has announced plans to improve access to Cardiff International Airport.

Following a poll in which 90 per cent of airport users rated transport options to the airport as "inadequate", officials have revealed a blueprint to improve facilities.

Three possible improvement projects have been drawn up by consultancy firm Arup – all involve altering the road layout to ease congestion and make it easier for travellers to access.

"The airport has experienced considerable growth which in turn has generated more traffic to and from the airport," a Welsh Assembly spokesperson told the Western Mail.

"The Assembly Government has therefore commissioned consultants to undertake a detailed study of potential options to improve access by both public and private transport."

He explained that full details are on display to the public, with officials seeking opinions from local residents and airport users.

Once an option is approved, work will start within the next two years.

Cardiff International welcomed a new service from bmibaby this week. The cheap flights airline, which focused most of its summer expansion on the Welsh airport, will add flights to Barcelona from Cardiff for the winter.

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