15 March

Flybe confirms new route and extra flights

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has released the first phase of its 2016/17 winter programme today (15th March). The announcement features a number of exciting features for Welsh passengers including a brand new route to Berlin.

Flights to Berlin Tegel (TXL) will begin operating twice a week on a Wednesday and Saturday from 2 November 2016, with fares available from just £34.99 one way including taxes and charges:

Schedule from 2 November:

Departs CWL 1020 Arrives TXL 1320
Departs TXL 1355 Arrive CWL 1505

Today’s announcement also sees Flybe’s Glasgow route increasing to 11 flights per week, meaning Welsh business passengers have even more day return options from Cardiff.

Ski flights have proven extremely popular this winter which has resulted in the release of even more flights to Geneva for the winter 2016/17 ski season. This route will now increase to three flights per week, departing on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and is a convenient gateway to ski and snowboarding resorts in Switzerland, France and Italy.

The service to Paris Charles de Gaulle will continue to operate daily with the flight times now operating earlier in the day, improving Air France connectivity for passengers travelling onward and to allow families longer trips in Disneyland Paris.

Debra Barber, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, commented: “Flybe’s two aircraft base is fast approaching its first anniversary at Cardiff Airport, and during this time we have seen the network go from strength to strength.

“It is fantastic to see the airline responding to the demands of the Welsh market by adding additional capacity and another new route to its network. It is vital that our customers are offered a wide variety of destinations both for leisure and business travel - at the right price - and Flybe is doing just that. We look forward to another successful winter season and continued success for Flybe at Cardiff Airport.”  

Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer, comments: “Many of our customers have told us they want to plan ahead in order to take advantage of the lowest possible fares so we have ensured that this year we have put the majority of our 2016-17 Winter programme on sale extra early.

“The diversity of our winter destinations is ideal for those wanting to book early, affordable business travel as well as those looking for short leisure breaks especially over the autumn half-term and Christmas/New Year period. To ensure the lowest possible fares, we would advise customers to book their travel for next winter now.”

Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, Edwina Hart said: “The addition of this new Flybe route to Berlin is great news for Welsh passengers and the tourism industry and a sign of growing confidence in Cardiff Airport. Following the recent increase in passenger numbers this is another positive step in the continuing development of the Airport.”

Flights released today, including the new Berlin route, are for travel between 30th October 2016 and 31st January, 2017 with further flights for next winter due to be released in the coming weeks.

Book now from £27.99 one way including taxes and charges at flybe.com.