Flybe, one of the leading UK-based budget airlines, has released the first phase of its 2016/17 winter programme, featuring a brand new route to Berlin as well as extra flights to popular holiday destinations.
Starting November 2, 2016, the airline will operate new flights to Berlin Tegel, with a twice a week service on Wednesdays and Saturdays and fares available from GBP34.99 one way including taxes and charges. With the latest announcement Flybe’s Glasgow route will increase to 11 flights per week, offering Welsh passengers more day return options from Cardiff.
In addition, as ski flights become ever more popular, the airline has announced increased flights to Geneva for the winter 2016/17 ski season. This route – a convenient gateway to ski and snowboarding resorts in Switzerland, France and Italy – will now increase to three flights per week, departing on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The Flybe service from Cardiff to Paris Charles de Gaulle will continue to operate daily with earlier flight times, improving Air France connectivity for passengers travelling onward and to allow families longer trips in Disneyland Paris.
Debra Barber, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Cardiff Airport, commented: ‘Flybe’s two aircraft base is fast approaching its first anniversary at Cardiff Airport, and during this time we have seen the network go from strength to strength.
‘It is fantastic to see the airline responding to the demands of the Welsh market by adding additional capacity and another new route to its network. It is vital that our customers are offered a wide variety of destinations both for leisure and business travel – at the right price – and Flybe is doing just that. We look forward to another successful winter season and continued success for Flybe at Cardiff Airport.’
Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer, said: ‘Many of our customers have told us they want to plan ahead in order to take advantage of the lowest possible fares so we have ensured that this year we have put the majority of our 2016-17 Winter programme on sale extra early.
‘The diversity of our winter destinations is ideal for those wanting to book early, affordable business travel as well as those looking for short leisure breaks especially over the autumn half-term and Christmas/New Year period. To ensure the lowest possible fares, we would advise customers to book their travel for next winter now.’
The new and extra flights announced from Cardiff, including the new Berlin route, will be available for travel between October 30, 2016 and January 31, 2017 with further flights for next winter expected to be announced in the next weeks.