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Cardiff Airport: No quick fix says First Minister Carwyn Jones

Cardiff Airport has been sold to the Welsh government for £52m, it has been confirmed.

But First Minister Carwyn Jones said the airport, which was owned by TBI, would not be operated by the government.

It will be managed "at arm's length" and "on a commercial basis", he added.

Mr Jones has been critical of the airport after a slump in passenger numbers from a peak of two million in 2007 to just over one million in 2012.

He told a press conference there was no quick fix for the airport but he was determined to take big decisions.

  • 27 Mar 2013
  • From the section Wales