9 MARCH 2015


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Article from BTNews 9 MARCH 2015

Cardiff Secures Flybe

Flybe is to open a new base at Cardiff Airport.  The airline will serve 11 destinations in the UK and Europe this summer and base two of its Embraer 195 aircraft at the airport.  One of these 118-seat aircraft will arrive in June and the second in September.

The airline will serve Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Faro, Glasgow, Jersey, Milan Malpensa, Munich and Paris Charles de Gaulle.


Saad Hammad, CEO of Flybe, said: “We are delighted to launch these exciting new routes from Cardiff Airport.  As part of Project Blackbird, we have been looking to find a productive home for our surplus E195 aircraft and we are delighted at this 10-year agreement with Cardiff Airport which involves us basing two of these jets there to serve the Welsh market with great value fares and further improving UK regional connectivity.  We continue to seek solutions for the remaining seven E195 Project Blackbird aircraft.”


Originally privatised in 1995 Cardiff Airport was bought back for £52m by the Welsh Government in April 2013.   www.flybe.com

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