Cardiff airport will remain open despite the Vale of Glamorgan region of Wales where it is based being set to be placed under local lockdown from 6pm on Monday (28 September).
The airport confirmed the decision in a string of tweets issued on Sunday afternoon (27 September), while urging anyone in the region to be aware of their responsibilities.
“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,” said Cardiff airport.
“Local lockdown restrictions state 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.”
The airport said any travellers should check the relevant Welsh and UK government guidance before setting off, ensure they determine whether they are permitted to leave their region, and have a legitimate reason to fly.
“This is not for the airport to determine,” said the airport.
“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, customers should contact their airline, tour operator or agent.”