21 February

More than 31,000 jetting off from Cardiff over half term

Cardiff Airport will welcome over 31,000 customers over half term week, an increase of 4% compared to half term last year.  

The top 10 most popular destinations over half term are:

  1. Amsterdam with KLM
  2. Dublin with Flybe
  3. Tenerife with TUI and Ryanair
  4. Alicante with TUI and Vueling
  5. Edinburgh with Flybe
  6. Doha with Qatar Airways
  7. Paris with Flybe
  8. Belfast with Flybe
  9. Malaga with TUI and Vueling
  10. Lanzarote with TUI

Having seen an increase of 4% in passengers numbers in the first month of 2019 versus January 2018, Cardiff Airport has also been named the joint second fastest growing UK airport*.

Deb Barber, CEO of Cardiff Airport, said: “Half term is an ideal opportunity for our customers to benefit from a growing choice of destinations.

“Starting Sunday, KLM will operate an extra afternoon flight on its Cardiff to Amsterdam route for five weeks, adding over 8,500 extra seats. It creates more opportunities to visit the stunning city of Amsterdam for a short break or take advantage of connections to destinations worldwide via Schiphol.

“Flybe offers a range of routes like Dublin, Jersey and Belfast which are ideal for short trips closer to home, as well as a twice-weekly flight to Geneva, perfect for a last minute ski holiday. TUI will begin its flights to Paphos next week, offering customers a choice of good value deals across its resorts and some milder weather too. 

“And those seeking far flung getaways can discover a world of choice with Qatar Airways’ regular service to the Middle East. This 5* service on board a stunning Dreamliner creates seamless connections to Australia, New Zealand, India, China and beyond.”

 

*Data and findings reported by the Civil Aviation Authority. Of the top 20 UK airports, Cardiff Airport was named joint second fastest growing airport alongside London Stansted, with 8% passenger growth in 2018.

Vueling