Flybe has doubled the frequency of its Cork-Cardiff route, just ahead of Ireland’s opening match in the Rugby World Cup in the Welsh capital against Canada, as part of a route network expansion.
The new year-round service with Europe’s largest regional airline is in addition to the Saturday flight that first took off from Cork Airport last June.
The announcement is part of Flybe’s route network expansion as the airline adds 22 more flights to seven key destinations from Cardiff. The extra flight is perfectly timed for Irish rugby fans across Munster as Ireland is also set to play France in Cardiff’s state-of-the-art Millennium Stadium.
Cork Airport’s Managing Director, Niall MacCarthy, welcomed the extra service saying the additional Cardiff flight with Flybe is great news and is good timing for rugby fans ahead of Ireland’s clashes with France and Canada.
He said the new route, which started in June, has already provided a significant boost to the local economy in the region, creating new inbound traffic.
The route provides another excellent destination for people from Munster looking for a city break. Cardiff boasts an incredible selection of unique attractions, world-class entertainment and premium shopping, all within walking distance of the compact city centre.