14 March

Over 3,500 Irish rugby fans jet into Cardiff


Over the next three days, 50 extra flights will operate in and out of Wales’ national airport carrying over 3,500 excited Irish fans, thanks to scheduled and additional flights with our regular airline Flybe and special extra flights with Enter Air, Ryanair and Aer Lingus.

In total, over this year’s Guinness Six Nations tournament, more than 11,000 Welsh rugby fans flew through Cardiff to catch Wales in action at the ‘Blues away’ matches against Italy, France and Scotland.

Spencer Birns, Commercial Director at Cardiff Airport, said: “Large sporting events like the Guinness Six Nations are always an exciting time both for Wales and for Cardiff Airport.

“We’ve made many improvements to our customer experience recently so this will be an excellent opportunity to showcase these improvements to our Celtic cousins. We’ll be working as a team to prepare for the fans’ arrival and look forward to extending a warm Welsh welcome to our visitors from Ireland.”