Wizz Air’s new permanent base at Cardiff Airport will offer low-cost flights to major European tourist hotspots including Alicante in 2021.
The Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air plans to schedule nine routes to destinations including Alicante, Faro and Tenerife, as well as seasonal routes to Corfu and Palma – plus Sharm El Sheikh and Lanzarote available during the winter season.
The new base at Cardiff Airport in Wales will be Wizz Air’s fourth in the UK, joining London Luton, Gatwick and Doncaster Sheffield. It will be home to a single-aircraft Airbus A321, and is scheduled to provide an additional 350,000 seats from Cardiff each year.
Flights to Alicante-Elche Airport are scheduled for Thursdays and Sundays, starting from 28 March.
Welcoming the initiative, Wizz Air UK managing director Owain Jones said, “This is an extremely exciting time for Wizz Air as we increase our footprint in the UK even further. The creation of our fourth UK base at Cardiff Airport reflects Wizz Air’s continued commitment to serving the UK market and generating economic growth, as we create local jobs, stimulate the tourism and hospitality industries and deliver on our promise of providing affordable, direct flights to exciting holiday destinations.
“Today’s expansion into Wales brings increased connectivity to the region, so passengers can take advantage of Wizz Air’s ultra-low fares to travel to their favourite sunny holiday spots on-board our young and green aircraft fleet. With the launch of 47 new routes from the UK this year alone, we’re making sure that passengers can make up for lost time in creating amazing travel memories.”
Added Cardiff Airport interim CEO Spencer Burns, “We know many people living in Wales are craving a well-deserved holiday after such a challenging year and these new flights will give so many more opportunities for holidays to be planned now that will give us all something to look forward to for next year.”
Alicante province and its popular Costa Blanca resorts offer tourists a wonderfully diverse array of attractions, places to visit and leisure options.