Air navigation service provider NATS Holdings has signed a contract to provide air traffic and engineering services and expertise to Cardiff airport.
As well as aerodrome, approach and engineering services for Cardiff, the 10-year contract also includes the provision of services to the Ministry of Defence’s Saint Athan airport for the first tiem.
“Cardiff Airport has gone from strength to strength in recent years, achieving over 60% passenger growth,” said Martin Rolfe, NATS CEO.
“We are delighted to be adding MOD St Athan to the NATS family and look forward to continuing to provide the Welsh capital city airport with an outstanding service, as we have done since the 1960s.”
NATS has a long relationship with the Welsh airport, having previously signed a five-year contract with Cardiff for delivering the same services back in January 2014.
“After a robust tender process, we were very impressed by the NATS bid,” said Deb Barber, CEO at Cardiff Airport.
“Not only are they a reputable, trusted supplier of air traffic services at many UK airports but they also stand out for demonstrating technological innovation, operational excellence and impressive engineering capabilities.”
Cardiff Airport revealed a draft earlier this year for a 20-year masterplan, detailing its ambitions for expansion until 2040, with the addition of new routes and welcoming larger aircraft among the items on the masterplan agenda.