Labour ministers have never used the Cardiff Airport money pit to fly abroad

The Labour Government has never used Cardiff Airport for any international visits despite wasting nearly a quarter of a billion pounds nationalising the airport a decade ago.

In a response to a written question by Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies MS, First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed that “no Ministerial visits abroad involved the use of Cardiff Airport”.

Commenting, Davies – who is also the Member of the Senedd for South Wales Central – said:

“So much for the Labour Government supporting Cardiff Airport – they can’t even be bothered to use it.

“Not content with plundering £225m of taxpayer money to prop up the failing airport, Mark Drakeford and his government won’t use it for their jollies abroad.

“Under Labour, the value of the airport has plummeted by two-thirds, airlines have pulled out, and have fallen far behind its regional competitors.

“We are promised some grand, unspecific rescue plan by the Labour Government but it will undoubtedly be as hollow and feckless as the strategy in place for the last decade which has flown the airport into terminal decline.”

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