Flybe is going to launch a new route between Glasgow and Cardiff from this summer. From June 2015, Flybe will offer four return services a week between Glasgow, Scotland and Cardiff, Wales. The new route is expected to prove popular with both business and leisure passengers travelling between the largest cities in both countries.
Flybe will also open a new base at Cardiff Airport which will serve 11 destinations in the UK and Europe this summer. With the addition of Cardiff, Flybe now offers 18 direct flights from Glasgow Airport with routes including Belfast, Birmingham, Donegal, East Midlands and Southampton. A twice daily service to Bournemouth will launch later this month.
First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones said: “Flybe’s announcement that it is opening a new base operating 11 routes from Cardiff Airport is fantastic news. We’ve always said that we want the airport to be a gateway to Wales, as something that will drive our economy by bringing tourists and business to the country. We’ve already invested in improving the overall customer experience at Cardiff Airport and the new routes to major European destinations, as well as the creation of 50 new jobs, demonstrates Flybe’s commitment to the Airport and will help to make it the success we know it can be.”
Cardiff Airport has become an important gateway, both to the city of Cardiff and the rest of Wales, following significant investment in recent years. Over one million passengers passed through the Airport last year. Cardiff is a vibrant city, where stunning ancient architecture sits harmoniously alongside contemporary developments. Cardiff is the UK's top ranked city for quality of life and boasts a serious passion for world-class culture and sport, creating an atmosphere like no other city.
The latest development builds on Flybe's growing network of bases, including Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton, showing the airline's commitment to improving connectivity across the UK.