Cardiff Airport lands new Rome service

Cardiff Airport lands new Rome service

Flybe started operating its 2017 summer schedule from Cardiff Airport last week which saw the launch of the Welsh capital's first ever service to Rome.

Flybe's summer service features 15 routes operating 73 flights a week and includes the launch of the first ever service between Cardiff and Rome.

Flights to the Italian capital operate twice a week, with flights conveniently scheduled on Tuesdays and Saturdays into Leonardo de Vinci-Fiumicino airport.

And Rome isn't the only capital that Flybe is serving from Cardiff this summer, with routes to London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast, Berlin and Paris all featuring to ensure that business and leisure travellers are well connected to Wales.

Debra Barber, chief executive officer of Cardiff Airport, said: “What an exciting start to Flybe’s summer season! We’re delighted that the airline has chosen Cardiff to launch its first ever service to Rome.

"This route has been in great demand by our customers for some time so this is a welcome addition to the airline’s growing network of services.”

Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s chief revenue officer, added: “We are delighted to include yet another new route from our Cardiff base this summer. Rome is an exciting new destination both for Flybe and for the airport.

"We are committed to connecting people and communities and offering the widest choice of destinations possible with time saving, punctual and affordable travel. We look forward to welcoming many more new passengers on board.”