6 October

Rome wasn’t built in a day!

From Leonardo da Vinci to the Vatican, the capital city of Rome offers passengers a breath- taking list of cultural sites and scenes for that perfect summer break.  

Departing twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday) from Cardiff Airport from March 2017, passengers can take advantage of the new route by booking tickets to the Italian capital at www.flybe.com from today.

From just £24.99 one way including taxes and charges, flights to the Roman cultural centre are a key feature of Flybe’s initial Summer schedule which includes the return of twice weekly flights to Verona plus 12 key routes, including an extended Saturday ski route to Geneva through to mid-April.

From Palazzos and pizzas to the wonders of Pompeii, this city of treasures is expected to attract both leisure and business passengers travelling from Wales’ national airport as this important destination is added to Cardiff Airports’ portfolio and mission to connect European capital cities.

Debra Barber, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Cardiff Airport, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to welcome another totally new route to the Flybe network. Our Welsh customers have consistently asked for Rome to be added to our route network and we are delighted that this key service to another major capital city is now on offer from Cardiff Airport.

“Flybe now flies to five capital cities from Wales’ national airport and we will continue to work closely with them and all of our other airline partners to offer our passengers more choice of leading destinations.”

The new service will also prove an important route for inbound visitors to Wales with Italian passengers heading to the capital to explore Cardiff and further afield. 

Vincent Hodder, Flybe Chief Revenue Officer, commented: “We are delighted be releasing this initial phase of our Summer 2017 schedule from Cardiff today. These services connect Wales to key business centres all over Europe as well as to some fantastic destinations that are ideal for short breaks or even longer summer holidays.

“In providing a ‘One Stop to the World’, Flybe’s codeshare partners also offer regional customers extensive opportunities to enjoy seamless long haul travel. This benefits those looking for onward connections meaning there is now no need to go anywhere near the large hectic London hub airports!”

The ancient city Rome, located in the Central Western portion of the Italian Peninsula, boasts an abundance of cobbled streets and side-street cafes, museums, art galleries and hip, trendy restaurants.

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Notes to the editor

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Over 50 direct routes are available from Cardiff Airport with more than 900 destinations available with connections. 

The Airport directly supports over 1700 jobs in South Wales and forms part of the Welsh Government’s Cardiff Airport – St Athan Enterprise Zone. To find out more about destinations from Cardiff visit www.cardiff-airport.com.

HIGHLIGHTS of Summer 2017 Schedule from Cardiff

Currently available for travel 26th March – 28th October 2017

12 routes

Choice of up to 53 flights a week

NEW ROUTE FOR SUMMER- CARDIFF (CWL) to ROME (FCO)

Tues

Dep CWL 1350  Arr FCO 1725   Dep FCO 1805  Arr CWL 1935

Sat

Dep CWL 0920  Arr FCO 1255   Dep FCO 1335  Arr CWL 1505

OTHER ROUTES FEATURED:

Geneva – Winter route operating Sats extended through to 15th April

Berlin – Tues/Thurs/Sun

Cork –  Tues/Sat (Tues operate peak summer 20 June – 12 Sep)

Dublin - up to twice daily

Edinburgh – up to twice daily

Faro – 4 x week - Tues/Thurs/Sat/Sun (additional Tues service 20 June – 12 Sep)

Jersey – Mon/Fri

Milan- 4 x week- Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun

Munich – 3 x week – Mon/Wed/Fri

Paris Charles de Gaulle – Daily

Verona – Wed/Sat (Sats start 22 April)

One way fares from £24.99 including taxes and charges and full details of schedules available at www.flybe.com

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