Debra Barber, CEO of Cardiff Airport and Paul Willoughby Regional GM UK (South) Flybe were on hand to celebrate the start of the carrier’s twice-weekly operation to Rome Fiumicino. It was marked not with a route launch cake…but a route launch pizza of course!
- Flybe has started operating its S17 summer schedule from Cardiff (CWL), featuring 15 routes and offering a total of up to 73 flights a week, and includes the launch of the first ever service from the Welsh capital to Rome Fiumicino (FCO), with the inaugural flight on 28 March. Flights to the Italian capital operate twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) and will be flown by the airline’s 118-seat E195s. It is not only the country capital that Flybe is serving from Cardiff this summer, with routes to London City, Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast City, Berlin Tegel and Paris CDG all featuring in the airline’s network from Wales. Debra Barber, CEO of Cardiff Airport, said: “What an exciting start to Flybe’s summer season! We’re delighted that the airline has chosen Cardiff to launch its first ever service to Rome. This route has been in great demand by our customers for some time so this is a welcome addition to the airline’s growing network of services.” Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer, added: “We are delighted to include yet another new route from our Cardiff base this summer. Rome is an exciting new destination both for Flybe and for the airport. We are committed to connecting people and communities and offering the widest choice of destinations possible with time saving, punctual and affordable travel. We look forward to welcoming many more new passengers on board.” No other airlines offer this city pair. Vote for Cardiff Airport’s FTWA in this week’s Arch of Triumph Public Vote. Vote for Cardiff Airport’s…”cake”… in this week’s Cake of the Week Public Vote.