Express bus service from Cardiff Centre to Airport – from August

It’s superb to see this South Wales Evening Post report:

An express bus service from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is due to get up and running in August, the First Minister has said.

A commitment to such a service was first set out by the Welsh Government in 2009, according to the Welsh Liberal Democrats.
Lib Dem AM Eluned Parrott said she was pleased to hear the August start time but expressed disappointment at how long it had been on the cards.

She said 1.6 million passengers used Cardiff Airport in 2009, but last year that number dipped under the million mark. […]

You can read the full story here.

We haven’t been able to find any other references to this announcement yet, let alone any details of the frequency of services.

But if it does happen, this will more than make up for the withdrawal of the Cardiff Bus service on Sundays.

Indeed, considering all of the ideas that have been mooted for local transport to the airport, the express bus is a relatively inexpensive investment with benefits that will be seen almost straightaway.

Even with regular services, it won’t be a panacea for the airport’s problems. But it is a very good – and perhaps overdue – idea which will help to improve the experience of using Cardiff Airport for many.