Wizz Air Launches Cardiff Base With Nine New Routes

A Wizz Air aircraft taxiing past Cardiff Airport control tower
Photo Credit: WizzAir

LONDON – Wizz Air has today launched its Cardiff base, which will offer nine new routes, and increase Cardiff’s portfolio of routes in the region.

Services to Tenerife and Lanzarote were inaugurated today, with the other routes launching throughout the year. The full list is as follows:

The Routes…

Cardiff – Tenerife8th April 2022
Cardiff – Lanzarote8th April 2022
Cardiff – Alicante  9th April 2022
Cardiff – Faro 9th April 2022
Cardiff – Palma De Mallorca9th April 2022
Cardiff – Larnaca10th April 2022
Cardiff – Heraklion13th April 2022
Cardiff – Corfu16th June 2022
Cardiff – Sharm El Sheikh1st November 2022

Exciting Time for Wizz Air & Cardiff Airport…

Commenting on the inauguration was Marion Geoffroy, the Managing Director of Wizz Air UK:

“This is a very exciting time for Wizz Air in the UK, as we celebrate the opening of our highly anticipated base at Cardiff Airport.”

“By bringing our new and efficient Airbus aircraft to Cardiff, the wings of which are manufactured in Wales, we are providing a significant boost to the Welsh economy and creating jobs.”

“The base, which is our fourth in the UK, will bring further connectivity to the region, with passengers in Wales and the South West of England now able to take advantage of our ultra-low fares to “fly local” to their favorite getaways.”

“We’ve been busy building our Cardiff team, and as we continue to recruit, we encourage those looking for their next adventure to apply today.”

“We look forward to the upcoming summer season, as we welcome new passengers with affordable, direct flights to popular holiday destinations”.

Also commenting on the launch was Spencer Birns, the CEO of Cardiff Airport:

“We’re delighted to welcome the opening of the Wizz Air base today, as it marks a real turning point for the airport in its post-Covid revival plans.”

“Our customers in Wales have been asking for a more cost-effective choice for many years.”

“What makes this launch so exciting is that Wizz Air is an ultra-low-cost airline that will help build competition and offer improved choice to people living in Wales.”

Big Expansion for Cardiff…

This expansion from Wizz Air will create over 40 direct jobs and 250 indirect jobs, which will offer greater employment opportunities within the area.

On top of this, the network expansion will result in the airport’s capacity increasing by a staggering 330,000 seats per year.

With the job creation, Wizz Air is also holding a recruitment day in the Cardiff area on April 14, which will no doubt add some more jobs to the airport area.

This is a big step for Cardiff Airport, and the airport will be relieved to secure another customer like this as well as offer the growth that it is capable of.

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