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Cardiff Airport Momentum Continues with Route to Dubai Confirmed for 2017


Thomson announces direct charter flights from Cardiff to Dubai in 2017

Thomson Cruises has announced direct charter flights from Cardiff Airport to Dubai for January and February 2017 as it operates out of the port of Dubai for the first time.

Thomson has chosen Cardiff as one of six specially selected regional Airports in the UK to serve new direct flights to Dubai. The flights follow the popularity of Caribbean charter flights which operate from Cardiff and always prove very popular with customers.

Flights are on sale from November 2015, serving customers in Wales and the South West of England.  These special flights will fly Thomson Cruises customers to meet its Celebration cruise ship – operating from the vibrant port next winter.

Debra Barber, Managing Director at Cardiff Airport, said:

“It is fantastic to see yet another new, direct long-haul cruise route operating from Cardiff. Dubai is a hugely exciting destination and I’m sure these new itineraries will prove popular with cruise customers when flights go on sale.

“Thomson cruise flights to Barbados and Jamaica are scheduled for this  winter and  sales are looking good, so we’re delighted to have cruise flights to the Middle East already planned for 2017, which will attract not only customers in Wales but the South West too.”