Cityjet to launch flights from Cardiff
Cityjet is to start services from Cardiff to both Glasgow and Paris from next month.
The Air France subsidiary will start the routes from Cardiff on January 20 and fill the gap left by Flybe which is due to end services on the same routes on January 19.
Cityjet will fly twice daily from Cardiff to Glasgow with a daily flight at weekends. The Cardiff-Paris Orly service will operate daily (apart from Saturday).
The airline is also planning to add routes from Cardiff to Edinburgh and Jersey from March 30, 2014, as well as increasing capacity on the Glasgow and Orly services. Cityjet will operate more than 80 flights per week from Cardiff by the middle of summer 2014.
Christine Ourmieres, Cityjet’s chief executive, said: “We're very excited to be launching a dynamic new network from Cardiff, and are thrilled to introduce the Cityjet service to Wales.
“We are confident that our network and schedule to these four new destinations will be a success – both for the Welsh community and for Cityjet.”
Cardiff airport’s chairman, Lord Rowe-Beddoe welcomed the arrival of Cityjet in south Wales.
“I am proud that the management team has succeeded in securing a new airline to fill the breach left by Flybe,” he said. “The speed with which this has been achieved is testament to management’s commitment to ensuring the airport’s success.”
Cardiff airport was purchased by the Welsh government for £52 million in March 2013.
Cityjet’s flights from Cardiff will go on sale on January 8.