Ryanair’s inaugural flight to Faro took to the skies yesterday marking yet another new service for Cardiff Airport.
The twice weekly service will complement the budget airline’s existing service to Tenerife and will see Ryanair welcome 42,000 customers to Cardiff Airport this year.
Deb Barber, chief executive officer of Cardiff Airport, said: “It is fantastic to see Ryanair increase its routes and flights at Cardiff Airport. Our customers now have even more choice to travel to what is an extremely popular destination.
“Ryanair is responding to the demands of Welsh passengers by adding another essential route to its network. It is vital that our customers are offered a wide variety of choice when it comes holiday destinations. We look forward to another successful summer season next year and continued success for Ryanair at Cardiff Airport.”
Ryanair’s Head of Communication, Robin Kiely, added: “We are pleased to launch our Cardiff summer 2017 schedule, which includes a new route to Faro, in addition to our weekly service to Tenerife, which will deliver 42,000 customers p.a. at Cardiff Airport.”
The news comes as Ryanair unrolls its customer experience programme, ‘Always Getting Better’ for the third year in a row.