Cardiff Airport serves Cardiff and the Mid, West, and South Wales areas. The airport handles over one million annual travellers and is just less than 20 kilometres from the centre of Cardiff, which is the capital of Wales. Airlines such as Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Manx2, and Flybe all have their bases at Cardiff Airport.
For car hire at Cardiff Airport you will find Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, and Alamo. For the very best deals at the time, shop on the computer and look at all agencies and their prices, promotions, and discounts. This will ensure a budget-friendly car hire for your holiday in and around Cardiff.
Check-in services and ticket counters at Cardiff Airport are on the ground floor, located just across from the entrance to the Main Terminal. Baggage carousels and arrivals are also found on the ground floor. The first floor is home to the international portion of the terminal and all departures. The Executive Lounge at the airport offers newsprints, television, Wi-Fi, a business desk with fax, photocopies, and telephone, private restrooms, snacks and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, all in a comfortable atmosphere.
If you forget to pick up a souvenir or gift while in Cardiff, no worries because the airport has many choices. Shops such as Nuance Duty Free, WHSmith, and Divine offer a wide range of options. The Food Village at Cardiff Airport offers a range of snack and meal choices and is just before security on the first floor. Fly Half Bar and Echo Bar cater to those looking to loosen up a bit before takeoff and have a few drinks in a relaxing atmosphere. The airport also offers a Burger King and Café Ritazza for quick service.
Cardiff Airport prides itself on a strong effort to accommodate and cater to persons with reduced mobility. The car parks features reserved spaces for handicapped vehicles with permits. Special accessible toilets, lifts, wheelchairs to lend, waiting areas, and telephones are among the specially accommodations for persons with reduced mobility. The airport offers assistance for disabled guests as well including help with check-in, security, baggage, boarding and exiting the plane, and assistance to ground transport.