Anglesey Airport (Maes Awyr Môn) (IATA: VLY, ICAO: EGOV) is an airport owned by the Isle of Anglesey County Council on land leased from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation. The airport is situated at Llanfair yn Neubwll on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales. The leased site is part of RAF Valley, an RAF station teaching RAF pilots using BAE Hawks.
Plans put forward in early 2006 by the National Assembly for Wales have led to a subsidised weekday air service between the airport and Cardiff Airport, 12 miles west of the Welsh capital in the hope of improving the economy of Anglesey and North Wales in general. The twice daily service began in May 2007.
For residents of Anglesey, the air service is significantly quicker than surface transport. Gate-to-gate travel time to Cardiff is around 1 hour. However passenger usage is very low. Holyhead railway station had 237,000 passengers in 2012-2013, and even the small station near the airport Valley railway station with 17,968 annual passengers far surpassed the usage of the airport.
The passenger terminal is a single storey building consisting of a check-in desk, departure lounge and baggage handling areas as well as other visitor information areas. The terminal, completed in 2007, was designed by MAP architects and cost £1,000,000. The publicly funded building contract having been given to the construction company Yorkon. The building was built off site and brought to the airport when finished.
Airlines and destinations
Passenger Statistics for Flights to Cardiff
|Year||Destination||Passengers handled||Percentage Change|
|2007||Cardiff Airport||8,553||11px Airport Opens|
|2008||Cardiff Airport||13,471||11px 58%|
|2009||Cardiff Airport||11,846||11px 12%|
|2010||Cardiff Airport||7,816||11px 34%|
|2011||Cardiff Airport||9,605||11px 13%|
|2012||Cardiff Airport||8,594||11px 11%|
|2013||Cardiff Airport||8,540||11px <1%|
|2014||Cardiff Airport||8,786||11px 3%|
- Airport information for EGOV at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- "Yorkon Completes £1m Off-Site Contract to Build Terminal for First Civilian Airport on Anglsey" (PDF). Retrieved 25 June 2012.
- Airports (Isle of Anglesey County Council)
- Visit Anglesey website, for more info on Anglesey as a destination
- RAF Valley