July 14, 2008

More Flights to Scotland, Belfast and Barcelona

BMIBABY, the largest low-cost carrier from Wales, has launched phase two of its winter programme from Cardiff International Airport, including Barcelona, plus increased frequencies to Belfast and Glasgow International from October 26.

Bmibaby will now offer double daily flights to Belfast during the week, versus one flight a day last winter, plus eight flights a week to Glasgow. It will also offer 13 flights a week to Edinburgh.

In total the airline will fly to 13 European destinations over the winter: Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast International, Edinburgh, Faro, Geneva, Glasgow International, Jersey, Malaga, Murcia, Palma and Warsaw.

Managing director Crawford Rix said: "We have 13 great European destinations to choose from including new winter flights to Barcelona.

"We are also ramping up the number of weekly flights on some of our key domestic routes with a double daily service to Belfast International, eight flights a week to Glasgowand 13 flights per week to Edinburgh Airport, a great benefit for business passengers.

"Bmibaby continues to be the only airline at Cardiff Airport pioneering truly low fares on domestic and European routes with flights starting from just pounds 18.99 one way, including taxes and charges.

"We remain committed to developing and expanding our services at Cardiff International Airport and more news will be announced over the coming months as we put growth plans into action."

Patrick Duffy, managing director of Cardiff International Airport, said: "Further to the release of bmibaby's first stage of winter flights, we are pleased to see a further commitment to Cardiff with the release of stage two.

"This resolute commitment comes during a difficult economic climate and increased services to both Glasgowand Belfast show the strength of domestic travel in the South Wales market.

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