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Cardiff Airport will see 15,000 Passengers over the Easter Bank Holiday


Wales’ national airport is preparing to welcome approximately 15,000 egg-cited passengers over the Easter bank holiday weekend (14-17 April 2017), representing an increase of 36% versus Easter weekend of last year.

The first choice for Welsh passengers is Amsterdam – an ideal weekend break destination and a connecting hub for customers flying onwards to long haul destinations like Dubai, Sri Lanka and Sao Paolo with KLM.

Cardiff Airport

The Top Ten destinations this Easter are:

  1. ​​Amsterdam – KLM
  2. Dublin – Flybe
  3. Edinburgh – Flybe
  4. Alicante –Vueling and Thomson
  5. Tenerife – Ryanair, Thomson and Thomas Cook
  6. Malaga – Vueling and Thomson
  7. Paris – Flybe
  8. Faro – Flybe and Ryanair
  9. Belfast – Flybe
  10. Gran Canaria – Thomson

Other cracking short breaks available from Cardiff this Easter include Madrid – which started operating at the beginning of April with new airline Iberia Express; plus Rome – Flybe’s recently added destination – and London City, which is now available for the very competitive fare of £24.99, a convenient and cost effective alternative to taking the train.

Debra Barber, Chief Executive Officer at Cardiff Airport, said: 

“The Easter break is a wonderful opportunity for people in Wales to fly from their Airport to enjoy a well-earned holiday. With a wealth of city break destinations on offer plus regular, low cost flights to Alicante, Barcelona, Malaga and Palma Majorca with Vueling, a long weekend is an ideal opportunity to explore the destinations now available from Cardiff.

“With new airlines and routes being added, including Blue Islands to Guernsey in May, we’re looking forward to building on this success.

“Cardiff Airport is proudly flying the flag for Wales every day of the year.”