With passenger numbers at nearly 1.5 million a year, and with double digit growth projected for 2018/2019, the objective of the recent refurbishment of the Cardiff Airport by contractor Powell was to improve overall experience for passengers flying out of Wales.
To accommodate anticipated growth and passenger comfort preferences, Powell inter alia created a light and airy space in the newly extended Departure Lounge, including seamless IOU benches stretching through the space in their signature curvature shapes. The furniture create a natural flow control as well as matching the slated wooden ceiling and the wall graphics portraying key Welsh landmarks. They also make great spots of overviewing the panoramic scenery across the airfield for customers to enjoy. The new interior proudly portrays Welsh heritage and culture and the transformation is opening new tourism and trade links between South Wales and the rest of the world.