Vueling flights get underway again from Cardiff Airport

A Vueling A320 departing Cardiff Airport (Aviation Media Agency)
A Vueling A320 departing Cardiff Airport (Aviation Media Agency)

Spanish airline Vueling ()VY/VLG) has relaunched flights from Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) to Spain following the easing of travel restrictions.

The first flight to Alicante (ALC/LEAL) resumed yesterday (16th July) with Malaga (AGP/LEMG) resuming on the 1st August and Palma de Mallorca (PMI/LEPA) on the 3rd August.

Alicante and Palma flights will operate twice-weekly on Mondays and Thursdays (Alicante is Thursday only in July) and Malaga will operate three-times-per-week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Spencer Birns, Chief Commercial Officer at Cardiff Airport, said: Vueling has provided our customers with regular flights to popular Spanish destinations for over 8 years, and it’s fantastic that the airline is re-starting their Cardiff flights following lockdown.

“Celebrating the one million passenger milestone with Vueling last summer was a testament to the airline’s success in the region, and we are pleased it continues to serve our customers looking to jet off to some sun or to visit their friends and family in Spain. Furthermore, the larger aircraft used to operate the Palma de Mallorca route shows demand in Wales remains high as customers look to travel internationally once again.”

Passengers travelling through Cardiff Airport on any airline are being asked to wear three-layer, non-medical face coverings to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and the airport is providing PPE such as perspex screens on check-in and helpdesk as well as multiple hand sanitising stations throughout the airport.

Vueling says that it will continue to be in contact with the health and aviation authorities throughout the phased resumption of flights.

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