Cardiff Airport says it needs to make freight a priority.

Reports have suggested that Wales’ capital airport needs to strategise a way to develop freight services and its business zone, making it a main aim for the airport. This was confirmed by a former senior manager.

According to sources, Flybe’s plans to close base announcements is the reason Peter Phillips reconsidered the scope for attracting more flights.

Cardiff Airport chiefs explained their visions, and how they would like to focus on exploring “innovative ways” to create new business opportunities.

Cardiff Airport’s former head of marketing, Peter Phillips, claimed that both Brisbane and Amsterdam had “highly commercial, driven, economic development areas based around airports”.

“They have produced tens of thousands of jobs and made huge contributions to their airports’ businesses.”