WIZZ Air confirms new flights from Cardiff to Tenerife from July 30th
WIZZ Air UK have announced that they will be starting operations from their new base at Cardiff airport on July 30th, following the announcement from the Welsh Government that fully vaccinated travellers returning to Wales from amber list countries will not have to quarantine from July 19th onwards.
The new base will be operating routes straight away to Tenerife, Mallorca, Alicante, Corfu, Faro, Heraklion, and Larnaca, with flights to Lanzarote planned to start in October.
Owain Jones, managing director of Wizz Air UK, said: “The Wizz Air team welcomes the announcement from the Welsh government that it will scrap quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers returning to Wales from amber list countries.”
"We have been busy planning the start of Wizz Air UK’s new base at Cardiff Airport and are excited to be launching flights to seven sunshine destinations, just in time for the summer holiday season."
The company has been recruiting staff for its Cardiff team, and says its crews are "looking forward to welcoming customers onboard Wales’ new hometown airline."
The companies’ original launch had to be delayed In March due to pandemic travel restrictions, and a second launch was postponed in May.
As Wizz Air’s first venture into Wales, the base represents a significant investment in Cardiff Airport, with the Welsh Government saying earlier this year that the local region will benefit from the creation of over 40 direct jobs and over 250 indirect jobs in industries such as aviation, transportation, hospitality and tourism.