Wales rugby supporters will be jetting off in their droves this 6 Nations to see our home nation take on the ‘Blues Away’. In February and March almost 6,000 fans will travel through Cardiff to see Wales play Italy, France and Scotland.
3,600 supporters will be travelling to and from Rome for the first match – Italy v Wales – on 5th February, with an extra 40 aircraft movements expected on airlines including Vueling, Thomson and Jet2. These movements complement Flybe’s existing schedule flights to Milan Malpensa which depart on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The Celtic clash between Scotland v Wales will take place on the 25th February with a host of rugby charter flights departing from Cardiff. 1,100 supporters will travel via Enterair, totalling 15 extra aircraft movements – in addition to Flybe scheduled flights to the Edinburgh and Glasgow which depart up to twice a day seven days a week.
Ahead of the France v Wales game on 18th March circa 1,100 Welsh supporters will travel to and from Paris on Flybe’s regular daily service as well as on special charter services operated by Carpatair and Vueling.
Spencer Birns, Commercial Director at Cardiff Airport, commented:
“As the nation’s airport of Wales we’re proud to be able to facilitate extra services so that fans can support our boys abroad.
“Rugby is a huge part of Welsh culture and we’re proud to play our part and fly the flag for Wales all year round. With all of the scheduled services available with Flybe to Italy, Scotland and France there is still time to book a flight to support Wales away. Cymru am byth!”