Commenting on the announcement from Flybe that it is to review its network of regional bases including Cardiff Airport as part of plans to axe 300 jobs, Byron Davies AM, Shadow Minister for Transport, said:
“This announcement really piles the pressure on Labour Ministers to spell out their plans to revitalise Cardiff Airport and dramatically turn around its fortunes.
“Over the coming months Flybe will undoubtedly be examining the merits of each of its regional bases, so Welsh Labour Ministers need to urgently remove the question marks hanging over the airport’s future ownership and management.
“Cardiff Airport has the potential to be a major regional hub in the UK, but neglect and a lack of political leadership from the Welsh Government have seen freight and passenger numbers decline.
“We urgently need a bold and ambitious vision and a clear statement of intent from the First Minister if we are to restore confidence in Wales’ international airport.”