South Wales travellers now have the opportunity to connect with award-winning Emirates Airline from Wales’ national airport via a number of the carrier’s UK and European gateways.
Passengers flying on various scheduled airlines from Cardiff, such as Flybe and Eastern Airways*, can connect with Emirates services to Dubai via Newcastle, Glasgow, Paris and Amsterdam, and then onwards to its expanding network of over 100 worldwide destinations – checking in only once at Cardiff Airport.
Cardiff is one of the few UK destinations not served directly by the airline that can be booked on the Emirates website, www.emirates.com/uk. Besides services to Dubai, Emirates offers convenient onward connections to destinations across the Middle East, Asia, Australasia, Africa and the Indian Ocean.
The connections will also potentially attract inbound tourism to Wales and put the Welsh capital on the global tourism map as the flights will be available to book in overseas destinations as far away as New Zealand and Australia.
Spencer Birns, Cardiff Airport’s head of air service development, commented: “We’re glad to be able to offer our passengers the chance to experience this award-winning airline through simple connections from their local airport.
“As a regional airport we’re not always going to be able to offer direct services to long haul destinations; however we stress that flying from your local airport and connecting onto flights in airports such as Paris, Dublin or Amsterdam to worldwide locations is often a much easier, more convenient, time-saving and can be a cheaper way of travelling.”
Conrad Clifford, Emirates’ Vice President UK & Ireland added: “We are constantly looking at ways of expanding our services in the UK and Ireland, and are pleased that Welsh travellers can now connect with Emirates from several gateways across the UK and Europe.”