Cardiff Receives Majorca Boost

Having suffered a difficult few years Cardiff Airport has received a boost with the announcement that Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling has confirmed the return of its Cardiff – Palma Majorca services for 2013.  This follows more good news from the recent announcements about direct flights between Cardiff and Barcelona, Malaga and Alicante in 2013.  With the confirmed addition of Palma, Vueling now has four direct routes on sale from Cardiff for next year.  Having increased capacity from Wales by 80% over summer 2012, there are now over 100,000 seats available for the Welsh market on Vueling flights through Cardiff in 2013.
Steve Hodgetts, Commercial Director at Cardiff Airport, said “Vueling’s commitment to the South Wales market has been fantastic and those consumers who used them in 2012 have been impressed by the quality of the product. This has been recognised across Europe leading to Vueling being named best low cost airline of the year in 2012.  I urge all those who went over the bridge this year to fly to Spain to look closely at Vueling and choose Cardiff for 2013.”
First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones added: “This latest announcement is a welcome boost for Cardiff Airport.  Vueling returning its popular service to Majorca shows its confidence in the airport. I am determined that the airport is a success as it is a key part of our national infrastructure.  With the help of the taskforce I have established, we can raise the airport’s profile and increase its attractiveness to new airlines.”