2 February

Over 15,000 set to fly through Cardiff for the Six Nations

The first Welsh home match this Saturday will welcome extra flights with Scottish supporters travelling into Cardiff on airlines including Jet 2 and Flybe from Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow.

Thousands of passionate Welsh rugby fans are planning their journey from Cardiff Airport to support the nation in Dublin. Over 30 extra flights are chartered for the Ireland V Wales match on carriers Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Flybe.

The French visit for Wales V France on 17th March will see the biggest influx of fans with over 10,000 additional passengers flying through the airport, on over 85 extra flights with 11 airlines.

Italian rugby fans travelling for the Wales v Italy match on 11th March can enjoy a long weekend in Cardiff, with flights with Flybe from Milan and Rome.

The teams and fans travelling during the tournament will also be able to enjoy the brand new extended departures area, completed by late February that includes a Pharmacy, new Costa Coffee, W H Smith and an extension of the Executive Lounge.

CEO Deb Barber commented:

 “Large sporting events such as the Six Nations are always an exciting time in Wales, and Cardiff Airport is proud to be once again accommodating thousands of rugby fans during the tournament. There are some fantastic changes happening at Cardiff Airport, and the Six Nations will provide a great opportunity to showcase this to travelling fans.”

“Cardiff Airport will as always be flying the flag for Wales!”

Scheduled flights operate from Cardiff Airport to Ireland, Scotland, France and Italy;

  • Dublin – up to twice daily with Flybe
  • Cork – twice weekly with Flybe
  • Belfast City – up to twice daily with Flybe
  • Edinburgh – up to twice daily with Flybe
  • Glasgow – daily with Flybe
  • Aberdeen - 5 times a week with Eastern Airways
  • Paris – daily with Flybe
  • Chambery – once a week during the Winter with Flybe
  • Milan – 3 times a week with Flybe
  • Rome – twice a week with Flybe
  • Venice – twice a week from March 2018 with Flybe
  • Verona – twice a week from March 2018 with Flybe