Ryanair has announced a new Cardiff-Tenerife route, with takeoff set for October 30th 2014.
It is hoped the route will deliver over 15,000 customers per annum at Cardiff Airport, with a weekly service.
Ryanair deputy director of route development, Kate Sherry said: “Ryanair is pleased to announce a new Cardiff route to/from Tenerife beginning in October.”
Welsh minister for economy, science and transport, Edwina Hart, was also enthusiastic about the launch.
She explained: “This announcement is excellent news for Cardiff Airport, and clearly demonstrates potential for building the offer of low cost airlines.
“Ryanair is a major player in this sector so for them to introduce a route at Cardiff will help to build the profile of the airport and attract new customers.
“It is also excellent news for travellers who will now have more choice and flexibility. Hopefully this will be the springboard for many more Ryanair flights from Cardiff.”