Cardiff customers will be able to fly direct to Venice from Cardiff for the first time next summer following the announcement today by Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, that it has added a fourth Italian route to its 2018 Summer schedule. The twice weekly service will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 27th March and is currently available for travel through to 9th September. One way fares from £34.99 including taxes and charges are available for booking now at www.flybe.com
Venice, the historic capital city of Northern Italy’s Veneto region located in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea, needs no introduction as one of the world’s leading tourist destinations. Its claim to fame is many and various and includes being a World Heritage Site with rich and diverse architecture; named the Most Beautiful City in the World in 2016; the location for numerous well-known films, TV shows and music videos and the setting for many works of literature and adapted productions.
Additionally, Venice serves as a popular port for a number of cruise operators and is an ideal destination for customers who wish to embark on a cruise around the Mediterranean, with flight times scheduled to suit the needs of cruise customers.
Ronnie Matheson, Flybe’s Interim Chief Commercial Officer comments: “We are pleased to offer passengers this brand new route to Venice as part of our 2018 Summer schedule. It boosts further the large selection of flights to great city and sun destinations available from our popular Cardiff base.
“The ongoing success of our services from Cardiff Airport reflects Flybe’s commitment to listening and responding to the needs of our customers, who are increasingly enjoying the time and cost-saving convenience of travelling from their own regional airport. We would advise people to book their summer breaks now to take advantage of our early bird low fares.”
Deb Barber, CEO of Cardiff Airport, added: “There’s no place quite like Venice. It offers miles of waterways, cobbled streets and hidden gems located on every corner. And, while it’s the ideal romantic destination, it’s also a very useful access point for cruise customers across the region. Our customers eagerly await the start of this route - it’s another welcome addition to Flybe’s ever-growing choice of destinations.”
In total, Flybe’s 2018 Summer schedule from Cardiff features 17 routes with a total choice of up to 75 flights a week.