Owned by the Welsh Government, Cardiff Airport has grown in recent years to offer both domestic and international flights across Europe. For those traveling within the UK, CityJet, Eastern Airways and Flybe offer services from airports including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and Belfast. Major cities across Europe are also linked with flights to Cardiff, including Air Malta flights from Malta, KLM services from Amsterdam and Vueling flights from Alicante. A number of other airlines fly into the city, including Aer Lingus flights from Dublin and GermanWings services from Dusseldorf. Public transport is abundant with shuttles taking passengers to and from the airport train station as a regular bus service links the airport with the train station in central Cardiff.
The Welsh capital of Cardiff has a large amount of history under its belt, alongside a stunning regeneration of its central area and quayside. Most visitors spend at least a little time exploring the beauty of Cardiff Castle, which is housed on an estate featuring the 11th century castle building and a 19th century Victorian mansion. Both sites are open to the public, where the paintings within the mansion in the Arab Room and Banqueting Hall are celebrated as amongst the finest in the UK. Within the city center, the Wales Millennium Centre is one of the most impressive buildings to be seen and is home to the Welsh National Opera and many touring performances by a variety of artists.