NATS secures ten year contract at Cardiff Airport

10 July 2019

NATS has secured a ten year contract to provide air traffic and engineering services and expertise for Cardiff Airport.

The contract, which was signed on 9 July, includes aerodrome, approach and engineering services, as well as the addition of services for St Athan for the first time.

Martin Rolfe, CEO NATS, and Deb Barber, CEO Cardiff Airport, signing the contract inside the air traffic control tower.

Deb Bowen Rees, CEO at Cardiff Airport, added: “After a robust tender process, we were very impressed by the NATS bid. Not only are they a reputable, trusted supplier of air traffic services at many UK airports but they also stand out for demonstrating technological innovation, operational excellence and impressive engineering capabilities.

“We look forward to developing further our partnership with NATS over the next ten years and, on behalf of Cardiff Airport’s team, I’d like to congratulate NATS on their success.”

Martin Rolfe, NATS CEO, said: “Cardiff Airport has gone from strength to strength in recent years, achieving over 60% passenger growth.  We are delighted to be adding MOD St Athan to the NATS family and look forward to continuing to provide the Welsh capital city airport with an outstanding service, as we have done since the 1960s.”

Guy Adams, NATS Commercial Director, also commented: “The Cardiff contract attracted a number of bidders, so we are delighted to have reached such a positive outcome.  Being recognised as a trusted supplier by the airport is a great achievement so I’d like to thank the Cardiff team for working so hard.”

Pictured in header image L-R: Paul Jones, NATS Group Customer Account Manager, NATS Cardiff GM Daryl Rowlands, Huw Lewis, Finance Director Cardiff Airport, CEO NATS Martin Rolfe, CEO Cardiff Airport Deb Bowen Rees, NATS Commercial Director Guy Adams, and Ceri Mashlan, Director of Operations Cardiff Airport.

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