Tour operator TUI has confirmed it is restarting holidays from Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) from 1st August.
The move comes after months of grounding due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Flight to Greece and Spain will resume from 1st August with destinations including Lanzarote, Malaga, Alicante, Antalya, Corfu, Dalaman, Ibiza, Kos, Palma, Rhodes, Tenerife and Zakynthos. Cyprus and Tunisia beign added as the month goes on.
A total of 15 destinations will be available from Cardiff Airport by the end of August.
Richard Sofer, Commercial Director, TUI UK & Ireland said: “After four months of not taking people on holidays, we are incredibly excited to be back at Cardiff Airport and taking our customers away. We’re starting small, offering holidays to some of our most popular destinations, so that those who want to travel can do so safely.
“Of course, the current circumstances mean we need to be flexible, and we’re ready to adapt our plans if need be. We’re always monitoring local and international Government advice, and we’ll constantly review our holiday programme as we go along.”
The first TUI Airways UK (BY/TOM) flight to depart Cardiff Airport on 1 August will be the 06:15 to Palma de Mallorca.
Spencer Birns, Chief Commercial Officer, Cardiff Airport, said: “It is fantastic news that TUI can now commence their Summer 2020 operations at Cardiff Airport. The tour operator is renowned for providing a fantastic service and a great choice of destinations for our customers, who we know very much appreciate the opportunity to fly from their closest airport. We are very much looking forward to seeing more passengers travel through the Airport in the coming weeks as they make use of their holidays booked with TUI to jet off for a well-deserved summer break.”