WITH plans to nationalise Cardiff Airport still up in the air, we need some blue-sky thinking to really see passenger numbers take off.

As a regular business traveller from Cardiff Airport, I often meet high-fliers who feel they have landed on their feet with easy-peasy parking and swift security checks. The Flybe route from Cardiff to Edinburgh offers a convenient commute to the Scottish capital, which is enjoying a high level of inward investment. Tapping into this network is the flight path for Welsh growth and a departure from our dependence on the public sector for jobs. In the long haul Cardiff Airport will spread its wings through plane and simple business travel, without the excess baggage of nationalisation.

Katie Redmond Conservative Party Candidate Monmouthshire