Images of Wales
Tuesday, 10th February 1998
Cardiff International Airport
Photography by John Ball - 9th February 1998
(with Agfa ePhoto307 digital camera)
Cardiff Airport began as a Royal Air Force airfield, but has developed into a small, but modern commercial airport with an increasing international sector in its flight schedules. The airport now (in 1998) handles over 1.2 million passengers per year.
Above: Entrance to the International Arrivals building.
Above: The International Arrivals gate (behind the red column) and in the
foreground, the waiting area.
Above: The Departures building.
Above: Some of the baggage check-in stations in the Departures building.
On the day these photographs were taken, the airport appeared almost deserted!
Above: Line-up of equipment waiting near the aircraft arrivals bay.
Above: The enormous British Airways Maintenance Centre, which can house
even the largest aircraft to arrive at Cardiff International Airport.