The heliport is owned by Cardiff Council, but Veritair Ltd (trading as British International, subsequently changed to Veritair Aviation) have a long term lease on the facility. The heliport cost £3.8 million to build and was the operating base for the South Wales Policehelicopter. But the heliport can also handle considerable passenger traffic too, especially during major sporting events at the Millennium Stadium. It can handle over 180 movements in a single day with up to 40 aircraft parked at any one time.
The South Wales Police contract involving two Twin Squirrel AS355F2 aircraft ended on 31 January 2008, when the contract transferred to Bond Helicopters operating EC135 aircraft at a new base at St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan.
In May 2008, the business of British International at Cardiff was sold to the management team led by Captain Julian Verity, the new company being called Veritair Aviation.