Iberia Express brought forward its launch of flights between Madrid and Cardiff to coincide with the start of the Easter break. Launching 6 April, the airline will offer a two-week schedule over the holidays until 16 April, with the twice-weekly service returning on its original launch date of 8 June. Iberia Express will provide flights on the city pair until 28 September. Seen welcoming the latest airline to Cardiff is the Welsh airport’s CEO Deb Barber.
- Iberia Express has brought forward its launch of flights between Madrid (MAD) and Cardiff (CWL). Originally scheduled to begin 8 June, the oneworld member brought the launch date forward to 6 April, with it operating a two-week schedule over the Easter break to meet demand. After 16 April, flights will then recommence on 8 June, the originally planned launch date, running twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) until 28 September. The 1,210-kilometre sector will be flown on the airline’s fleet of 171-seat A320s facing no direct competition. Deb Barber, CEO of Cardiff Airport, said of the new connection: “We’d like to extend a warm, Welsh welcome to our new airline Iberia Express and its addition of a brand new route to the Spanish capital of Madrid – a destination that’s been highly sought by our customers for a long time.” With launching flights to Cardiff, Iberia Express now serves six destinations in the UK, with it also linking Madrid to Birmingham, Edinburgh, London Gatwick and Manchester, while it also serves London Heathrow from Asturias, Gran Canaria and Palma de Mallorca. See how Cardiff Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.