Wizz Air is setting up a new airport base in Cardiff, the low cost carrier has said, with plans to serve new Mediterranean routes from late March when it hopes for a rebound in holiday demand.
Wizz said that it will station a single Airbus A321 in the Welsh capital serving destinations including Alicante, Faro, Larnaca and Tenerife next spring, with flights to Sharm El Sheikh and Lanzarote to follow in the winter season.
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"When we get to April, we're very confident that the travelling public in South Wales will want to go on holiday," Wizz UK managing director Owain Jones said. "They will want to go to destinations they know that aren't too challenging."