Cardiff residents who are hoping to jet off for some early summer sunshine will now be considering learning Catalan as bmibaby has recently launched direct flights from Cardiff Airport to Barcelona.
Initial flights will be heading out of the Welsh capital twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays, but demand is expected to be so great during the summer that from June 18th this will increase to three times per week, with the extra flight being introduced on Wednesdays.
The budget airline, which operates across the country, has stated that Barcelona is already an incredibly popular destination for travellers from its other UK airports, and it was sure that the introduction of the new flight from Cardiff would be warmly received by holidaymakers. What’s more, initial booking figures seem to be proving them right with 95% of the inaugural flight booked out, and they expect the popularity to grow over the summer.
This latest offering from bmibaby comes on top of the 13 other flights that the budget airline operates out of Cardiff Airport, and the addition of Barcelona is expected to go down very well with tourists. It is a fascinating city packed full of beautiful beaches and breathtaking architecture, and as well as being one of the most well known and popular cities in Europe, it also provides a great base for exploring the surrounding area.
370 passengers are expected to travel in the first week to take advantage of the new flight, and with a one-way flight including taxes and fees costing as little as £24.99 many more will be expected to follow.