A new Ryanair winter route from Cardiff to Faro is scheduled to start from 30 October. Extended from summer, the service is due to operate twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Announcing this addition to Ryanair’s winter schedule, director of commercial Jason McGuinness said, “Ryanair is delighted to announce a new winter route and extend the service of the Cardiff to Faro route for winter 2022. Our Cardiff customers can now plan a winter getaway to the Algarve and enjoy some of the best beaches Portugal has to offer.”
Added Cardiff Airport’s CEO Spencer Birns, “It is fantastic news that Ryanair is extending its Faro flying programme at Cardiff Airport into the winter season, providing an increased choice of holiday options for those people looking to escape later in the year. Famous for its great weather, fantastic beaches and delicious local food, Faro, and indeed Portugal, is an in-demand destination from Cardiff at any time of the year.
“With its great combination of low fares, industry-leading operational reliability and attractive flight times, we are pleased to see Ryanair growing further at Cardiff in the off-peak season after a busy summer with us. In addition, we know that passengers using the new service will really appreciate the good customer service and uncrowded indoor terminal areas they experience at Cardiff Airport when going on their well-earned breaks.”
Earlier this month, in the Skytrax World Airline Awards, Ryanair was named as the best low-cost airline in Europe and the fourth best low-cost airline in the world (after AirAsia, Scoot and Southwest Airlines). Industry commentators attributed this first success by the Irish airline in the Skytrax awards to its reliability over summer – with fewer cancelled flights than many other airlines.
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