Maes Awyr Môn
|IATA: VLY – ICAO: EGOV|
|Location||Llanfair yn Neubwll, Isle of Anglesey|
|Elevation AMSL||37 ft / 11 m|
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. The Airport is operated on the County Council's behalf by Citywing.
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 operated by Highland Airways began in May 2007. Flights to Dublin, London and Amsterdam are being discussed.
For residents of Anglesey, the air service is significantly quicker than surface transport. Gate-to-gate travel time to Cardiff is around 1 hour.
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
|Rank||Airport||Passengers handled||2011-2012 Change||Airlines that serve(d)|
|2||Isle of Man Airport||320||38%||Citywing|
|Source: UK Civil Aviation Authority|
- Airport information for EGOV at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for EGOV at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- "Manx2 Summer 2012 Timetable". Retrieved 22 June 2012.
- "Yorkon Completes £1m Off-Site Contract to Build Terminal for First Civilian Airport on Anglsey". Retrieved 25 June 2012.