Flybe has started operating its 2017 summer schedule from Cardiff Airport, which features 15 routes offering a total choice of up to 73 flights a week.
The schedule includes the launch of the first ever service between Cardiff and Rome, with the inaugural flight taking off earlier.
Flights to the Italian capital operate twice a week, with flights conveniently scheduled on Tuesdays and Saturdays into Leonardo de Vinci-Fiumicino airport.
It is not only the country capital that Flybe is serving from Cardiff this summer, with routes to London City, Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast City, Berlin and Paris Charles de Gaulle airport all featuring to ensure that business and leisure travellers are well connected to Wales.
Vincent Hodder, Flybe chief revenue officer, comments: “We are delighted to include yet another new route from our Cardiff base this summer.
“Rome is an exciting new destination both for Flybe and for the airport.
“We are committed to connecting people and communities and offering the widest choice of destinations possible with time saving, punctual and affordable travel.
“We look forward to welcoming many more new passengers on board.”