As school prepare to break up for Easter Holidays in Wales, Cardiff Airport is preparing to welcome over 61,000 egg-cited customers - 15%* more than last year – and that’s no yolk.
This crackin’ news follows a busy first couple of weeks of the summer season – with the launch of two new routes with Ryanair to Barcelona and Malta and flights to Enfidha, Tunisia with Thomas Cook, one of ten summer routes operating on a larger A321 aircraft.
Qatar Airways – which was recently awarded ‘Best Regional Airline’ (Middle East); Best Business Class and Number 2 of the World’s Top Ten Airlines in Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards – operates a regular service from Cardiff and, in doing so, has created a new gateway into the UK for international visitors, ideal for friends and family wishing to visit from as far away as Australia and New Zealand.
The 5* airline also has excellent connections from its Doha hub to some stunning paradise destinations including Bali, Thailand, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Another popular destination this Easter is Amsterdam, an ideal weekend destination for a city break and a connecting hub for customers flying onwards to long haul destinations like Las Vegas, Orlando and New York.
Many airlines will also be whisking passengers off in search of some spring sunshine, including Vueling with flights to Alicante, Malaga and Palma Majorca and TUI with flights to the Canary Islands, among many others.
Top 10 destinations for Easter 2019:
Amsterdam - KLM
Doha, Qatar – Qatar Airways
Verona - Flybe
Venice - Flybe
Larnaca, Cyprus – Thomas Cook
Arrecife, Lanzarote – Thomas Cook and TUI
Belfast - Flybe
Palma Majorca – Thomas Cook and Vueling
Alicante – TUI and Vueling
Malaga- TUI, Thomas Cook and Vueling
Deb Barber, Chief Executive Officer at Cardiff Airport, said: “This Easter Holidays we’ll see 15% more customers travelling through Cardiff compared to last year’s break, which is an excellent start to the summer season.
“Our airlines are offering more destinations and more seats too so there’s no better time to invite friends and family to visit Wales, enjoy a city break or book some spring sunshine with the convenience of flying from Cardiff.”