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Anglesey Airport

Anglesey Airport
Maes Awyr Môn
RAF Valley
ICAO: EGOV
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Operon
Serves Anglesey
Gwynedd
Location Llanfair yn Neubwll, Isle of Anglesey
Elevation AMSL 37 ft / 11 m
Coordinates
Website
Map
EGOV is located in Anglesey
EGOV
EGOV
Location of airport in Anglesey
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 1,639 5,377 Asphalt
08/26 1,280 4,200 Asphalt
14/32 2,290 7,513 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Anglesey Airport (Maes Awyr Môn) (Llanfair yn Neubwll on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales. The leased site is part of RAF Valley, an RAF station teaching RAF pilots using BAE Hawks. The Airport is operated on the County Council's behalf by Citywing.

History

Plans put forward in early 2006 by the National Assembly for Wales have led to a subsidised weekday air service between the airport and Cardiff Airport, 12 miles west of the Welsh capital in the hope of improving the economy of Anglesey and North Wales in general. The twice daily service began in May 2007.

For residents of Anglesey, the air service is significantly quicker than surface transport. Gate-to-gate travel time to Cardiff is around 1 hour. However passenger usage is very low. Holyhead railway station had 0.237 million passengers in 2012-2013, and even the small station nearest the airport Valley railway station with its 17,968 annual passengers far surpassed the usage of the airport.

The passenger terminal is a single storey building consisting of a check-in desk, departure lounge and baggage handling areas as well as other visitor information areas. The terminal, completed in 2007, was designed by MAP architects and cost £1,000,000.[3] The publicly funded building contract having been given to the construction company Yorkon. The building was built off site and brought to the airport when finished.

The airport's principal stakeholders are RAF Valley, the The Welsh Assembly, the Isle of Anglesey County Council and Cardiff Airport.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Citywing
operated by Links Air
Cardiff (ends 09 December 2014)
Links Air Cardiff (begins 10 December 2014)

Passenger Statistics for Flights to Cardiff

Passenger numbers for flights to Cardiff from Anglesey Airport
Year Destination Passengers handled Percentage Change
2007 Cardiff Airport 8,553 Steady Airport Opens
2008 Cardiff Airport 13,471 Increase 58%
2009 Cardiff Airport 11,846 Decrease 12%
2010 Cardiff Airport 7,816 Decrease 34%
2011 Cardiff Airport 9,605 Increase 13%
2012 Cardiff Airport 8,594 Decrease 11%
2013 Cardiff Airport 8,540 Steady 0%

Source: UK Civil Aviation Authority 2008 2009 2010 201120122013

References

  1. ^ Airport information for EGOV at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for EGOV at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ "Yorkon Completes £1m Off-Site Contract to Build Terminal for First Civilian Airport on Anglsey". Retrieved 25 June 2012. 

External links

  • Airports (Isle of Anglesey County Council)
  • Visit Anglesey website, for more info on Anglesey as a destination
  • RAF Valley
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