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Wizz Air Launches New Base at Cardiff Airport

Wizz Air launches its new base at Cardiff Airport with nine new routes to sunshine destinations across Europe and beyond. Tickets are available now for flights with Cardiff’s new hometown airline, on wizzair.com and on the airline’s mobile app, with fares starting from just £12.99.

The new base at Cardiff Airport is Wizz Air’s fourth in the UK. Wizz Air’s Welsh customers and those from South West England will be able to take advantage of ultra-low fares on direct flights to sunshine destinations from Cardiff Airport for the first time. The airline will operate routes to Alicante, Faro, Heraklion, Palma de Mallorca, Larnaca, Lanzarote and Tenerife, with flights to Corfu planned to start in June, and Sharm El Sheikh in November. Whether it’s a Greek island getaway to sunny Corfu, a relaxing golfing weekend in the Algarve, or an adventure filled holiday further afield in Sharm El Sheikh, there is a destination for every traveller.

The airport marks Wizz Air’s first venture into Wales, with the new base representing a significant investment in Cardiff Airport and the local region by creating over 40 direct jobs and over 250 indirect jobs, supporting industries such as aviation, transportation, hospitality, and tourism. Connecting Wales with nine popular holiday destinations will provide a boost to the local economy by increasing the annual capacity of Cardiff Airport by over 330,000 seats, providing local passengers with even more affordable and exciting travel opportunities on their doorstep.

The airline was also recently announced as the new title sponsor of the Cardiff Half Marathon, with the first Wizz Air Cardiff Half Marathon taking place on Sunday 2 October 2022. The sponsorship builds on Wizz Air’s successful partnerships with running events across Europe, in cities such as Budapest, Skopje, and Bucharest, and demonstrates its strong commitment to Cardiff, as well as promoting inclusive sports tourism and an active lifestyle.

Wizz Air is recruiting for cabin and flight crew at Cardiff Airport, and welcomes applications from both experienced cabin crew, and those with no previous experience. Wizz Air provides industry-leading training, free uniforms, and an unlimited number of discounted tickets to more than 190 destinations in over 50 countries, including for friends and family.

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