Swansea Airport
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Swansea Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The airport is operated by Swansea Airport Ltd
  • It has 2 runways, the primary runway is 1,350m in length with a secondary runway at just 850m
  • An Air Ambulance helicopter is based at the airport

Swansea Airport Mini Guide

Air Wales used to run routes from Swansea airport but all scheduled flights were stopped in 2004. The airport is more popular for flying instruction where people can obtain their flying licence. It is also the home of a skydiving club which operates in association with the British Parachute Association. A Wales Air ambulance helicopter is also based at Swansea airport. Picking up your Rhino hire car from Swansea airport allows you to explore this most beautiful of coastal Welsh cities. Around a quarter of a million people live in Swansea, making it the second largest city in Wales after Cardiff.

Swansea Harbour

Swansea was certainly transformed by the industrial revolution and, having been a spa town and a market town, then became a great coal centre and a railway hub. Although a great part of Swansea’s architecture was destroyed by bombs in the Second World War, the city was rebuilt tastefully while a number of fascinating medieval castles still remain. Highlights of Swansea are definitely the maritime centre and the many parks which make the city feel green and pleasant. This means that there are two sides to Swansea, one urban and one rural.

Swansea Castle Ruins

Swansea airport has three runways though only two are in use. The small terminal has seats for about 25 passengers. To get to the airport you should take the A4118 road which goes through the Gower Peninsula. Swansea airport is not far away from the M4 motorway, which runs between west Wales and London, either.

Latest Update from Swansea Airport:

15/05/12 - A recent feasibility study considered the expansion of Swansea Airport as part of the 'Transport Wales' policy, relieving pressure on Cardiff Airport. Whilst plans are in place for an enlarged terminal, better facilities and runway improvements, opposition from conservationists is delaying the project.

03/06/13 - The Welsh Assembly are still set on using Swansea Airport for part of their transport plans and it's hoped that a decision on the future of the airport will be made before the end of the year. Meanwhile, there are no commercial flights at the airport. 

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UPDATE - We no longer have cars available from Swansea Airport, the nearest collection point for car hire in Swansea is our city centre office, we also have car hire at Cardiff Airport available.

The small airport at Swansea is located on the Gower Peninsula to the west of the Welsh city. Although the airport has a licence to make flights for public transport there is no night flying licence which restricts the scope of any planned flights from Swansea airport.

Car hire at Swansea Airport keeps you in the best hands with extra insurance available in the form of a collision damage waiver and a vehicle theft waiver. For those looking for total peace of mind, we offer a zero excess insurance policy at very competitive rates!

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