CARDIFF Airport will remain open following the announcement that the Vale of Glamorgan will go into lockdown at 6pm on Monday, September 28.

In a statement on its website, confirming the move, it said: "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 travelling from areas not in lockdown, there are currently no legal restrictions about travelling to the Airport, as long as rules are obeyed when they do so."


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"Customers should check the relevant Welsh Government and UK Government 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."

The statement added: "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 enquiries regarding flights and holidays then customers should contact the relevant airline, tour operator or travel agent.

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

"Now more than ever, we want to ensure everyone feels safe when travelling through Cardiff Airport, and we've been working with all our partners including our airlines, shops, cafes and restaurants, plus UK Border Force to make sure we all work together to achieve this.

"We've gone over and above the guidelines from both UK and Welsh Governments."