Ryanair will be offering more seats between Ireland and Wales next February as the airline will add extra flights linking Dublin and Cardiff to cater for the additional demand generated by the Six Nations rugby game between the two nations - the opening match of the 2023 championship on Saturday 4th February.
The extra flights will be timed conveniently to arrive from Dublin before the kick-off at 1415 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on 4th February, with options to arrive into Wales throughout Friday and Saturday morning. As a result of these extra services, in addition to its existing scheduled flights to the Irish capital city, the airline will be operating 20 flights between Dublin and Cardiff during that particular weekend next February.
'We look forward to welcoming thousands of extra passengers throughout this particular Six Nations weekend next February as a result of these additional Ryanair flights,' says Marc Watkins, Cardiff Airport Aviation Development Manager. 'While these flights are predominantly aimed at flying in Irish fans to Wales for the game, there will be plenty of extra cost-effective seats for anyone wanting to sneak a cheeky mini-break to Dublin that weekend.'
'There's nothing quite like match day atmosphere so we're adding an extra 10,000 extra seats so even more fans can enjoy Six Nations matches in person next February and March in the likes of Cardiff, Dublin, Rome and Edinburgh,' said Ryanair's Director of Marketing, Dara Brady. 'Seats are already selling fast so fans should log onto Ryanair.com and book to now to avoid missing out.'
Additional flights from Dublin*: See details at:
*Subject to change.
About Cardiff Airport
Cardiff Airport is the national airport for Wales and an important part of the national transport infrastructure. The airport is a major contributor to the Welsh economy, supporting 2,400 aviation-related jobs and typically driving over GBP246m of direct economic benefit to Wales annually.
There are 10 airlines currently making regular use of the airport's facilities.
The airport is expected to offer over 25 direct routes in 2022, as well as easy, one-stop global connections to over 160 cities available with KLM via its hub in Amsterdam.
Ryanair Holdings plc, Europe's largest airline group, is the parent company of Buzz, Lauda, Malta Air, Ryanair & Ryanair UK. Carrying 165m guests p.a. on more than 3,000 daily flights from 88 bases, the Group connects almost 230 destinations in 36 countries on a fleet of over 500 aircraft, with a further 145 Boeing 737s on order, which will enable the Ryanair Group to lower fares and grow traffic to 225m p.a. over the next 5 years. Ryanair has a team of 18,500 highly skilled aviation professionals delivering Europe's No.1 on-time performance, and an industry leading 36-year safety record. Ryanair is Europe's greenest, cleanest, airline group and customers switching to fly Ryanair can reduce their CO2 emissions by up to 50% compared to the other Big 4 European major airlines.
Notes to editors
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