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Carwyn Jones: Cardiff Airport proves 'naysayers' wrong

17 March 2014 Last updated at 13:38 GMT

Cardiff Airport has seen a 9% increase in the number of its passengers since it was taken over by the Welsh government last year, it has been revealed.

Ministers bought the facility in March 2013 for £52m amid concerns about investment by its then Spanish owners.

Since May 2013, the business has seen 10 months of continuous growth.

By the end of March, managers hope to break the one million passenger mark for the financial year.

First Minister Carwyn Jones said it proved the "naysayers" wrong, when he was asked how he felt about the figures at his monthly news conference.

Cardiff Airport passengers up 9%

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