Major boost for Cardiff Airport with airline Flybe to announce 10 new routes including to Munich, Paris and MilanPosted: March 4, 2015
By Sion Barry,
Airline Flybe is expected to announce a significant expansion of its routes out of Cardiff Airport tomorrow morning in a move that will provide a huge boost to passenger numbers.
The airline, currently operates a Cardiff to Belfast route and from April will launch a new summer season once a week service to Dusseldorf.
However, in a major vote of confidence in Cardiff, it has agreed to locate two aircraft at the Rhoose-based airport.
Flybe’s new routes from Cardiff Airport
It is understood that it is making a long-term commitment to the airport in an investment being supported by the Welsh Government.
Details of the new routes will be revealed tomorrow by Flybe, which is listed on the London Stock Market.
However, they are understood to be:
Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Faro, Geneva, Glasgow International, Jersey, Milan Malpensa, Munich and Charles De Gaulle Aiprort in Paris.
The routes to Dublin, Munich and Paris, will provide connecting flights to destinations globally including to key business markets in North America and the Far East for the Welsh business community.
Some of the new routes, including Dublin, will have daily flights, while others will be less frequent.
Combined the new routes should comfortably add a six figure boost to the airport’s annual passenger numbers.
The airport in 2014 handled just over one million passengers.
Cardiff Airport declined to comment.
WalesOnline contacted Flybe, but is still awaiting a response.
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