bmibaby, the number one low cost airline at Cardiff International Airport, started new flights to Barcelona on the 24th May 2008.
Crawford Rix, managing director, bmibaby, said: "Barcelona is already a popular destination from our other UK bases and now travellers in Wales can access this stylish and dynamic city from their doorstep too. The inaugural flight is 95% full and forward bookings are extremely encouraging... We are committed to low fares, new destinations and on time performance which is extremely attractive to consumers and is why we are the number one low cost carrier from Wales."
The new route to Barcelona will began with a twice a week service operating on Tuesday and Saturday. From the 18th June 2008 flights will increase to three times a week, with an additional service on Wednesday.
Patrick Duffy, managing director, Cardiff International Airport, commented: "We are delighted to see the Barcelona route coming through and wish the route the greatest success with bmibaby...We hope that this can be the start of a new phase of route development from Cardiff International Airport."
The airline flies to 13 destinations from Cardiff International Airport: Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast (Intl), Edinburgh, Faro, Gdansk, Glasgow (Intl), Jersey, Malaga, Murcia, Palma and Warsaw.
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