Thursday, 3 December 2020

Cardiff to be next UK base for Wizz Air

The low-cost airline Wizz Air will open a base that Cardiff airport creating nearly 300 jobs the airline has revealed.

The new base will offer nine new routes from the airport, directly employing 40 people, whilst it expects that a further 250 jobs will be created in the supply chain and support industries. The new routes are said to be Alicante, Faro, Tenerife, Corfu, Palma, Arrecife and Sharm El Sheikh.

Transport Minister Ken Skates said: "This is a positive step for the airport to emerge from the impact of Covid-19."

Managing Director Owain Jones said: "This reflects Wizz Air's continued commitment to serving the UK market and generating economic growth, as we create local jobs, stimulate the tourism and hospitality industries and deliver on our promise of providing affordable, direct flights to exciting holiday destinations."

Spencer Birns, Interim chief executive at the airport said this was fantastic news for Wales and "We know many people living in Wales are craving a well-deserved holiday after such a challenging year and these new flights will give so many more opportunities for holidays to be planned now that will give us all something to look forward to for next year."

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