Irish budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has added 4 new routes from Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW) including a four-times-per-week service to Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) in Wales.
The new service to Cardiff will be the first direct connection between the two capitals since Flybe collapsed and is welcome news for the struggling Welsh government-owned airport.
Spencer Birns, CEO at Cardiff Airport said: “It’s brilliant news that one of Europe’s leading low-cost airlines will be operating a regular service to Dublin from Cardiff. Dublin is such an important and in-demand route for business and leisure customers, travelling sports teams and fans, and of course those looking to re-connect with their friends and family.
“I’d like to thank Ryanair for their continued confidence in Cardiff Airport. It has been one of our priorities to re-instate this route, alongside other important services lost as a result of the pandemic, and we are delighted that Ryanair has stepped in to fill the demand with regular flights at great prices.”
The 3 other routes from Dublin are twice-weekly services to Kosice, Plovdiv and Sibiu.
Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness, said: “As Europe’s largest airline, we are delighted to announce 4 new Winter routes from Dublin to Cardiff, Kosice, Plovdiv and Sibiu for those who are looking to enjoy a city break.
“Irish families/visitors can now book a well-earned winter getaway safe in the knowledge that if their plans change, they can move their travel dates with a zero-change fee up until the end of December 2021.“
The routes will all feature in Ryanair’s winter schedule with Dublin to Cardiff due to commence 31st OIctober.