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Cardiff Airport announces more flights to Ireland ahead of Six Nations

15 Jan 2024 2 minute read
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Cardiff Airport has announced more flights to Ireland ahead of the upcoming Guinness Six Nations Championship.

The airport has confirmed that choice has been made available for rugby fans flying out from Cardiff with Ryanair and Aer Lingus both operating the route.

Wales is set to clash with Ireland at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Saturday 24 February with kick-off starting at 14:15.

50 flights will be made available by Cardiff Airport between the Welsh capital and Ireland between Thursday 22 and Monday 26 February.

Flights have been timed conveniently to arrive before the game and allow fans to
experience what the Irish capital has to offer.


Spencer Birns, CEO at Cardiff Airport, said: “It’s fantastic that these airlines are
supporting rugby fans in Wales, by offering these additional flights to Ireland.

“We’re excited to welcome fans to the airport before they jet off to watch the match.

“On behalf of our team at the airport, we wish Wales all the best in a great

It comes following news in December that Cardiff Airport had confirmed two new routes plus extra flights to Spain as part of Ryanair’s summer 2024 schedule.

The low cost airline provider rolled out flights to popular package holiday destinations, Alicante and Tenerife in addition to increasing their services to Malaga.

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Tony Fflewdwr
Tony Fflewdwr
4 months ago

Will they ever bring back the connection to Barcelona?

Nobby Tart
Nobby Tart
4 months ago
Reply to  Tony Fflewdwr

If only Air Passenger Duty was devolved to Wales (as it is in Scotland and N. Ireland), then our airport could be far more competitive. We could be more attractive to, say, Vueling and Volotea, who could run direct routes to Spain. However, the Welsh Conservatives don’t like the idea and would rather support an English airport at Bristol. In fact, they don’t like the idea of Cardiff Airport very much at all. Natasha wants to sell it to a private owner (I’m assuming she didn’t notice that the last private owner basically ran it into the ground). Does she… Read more »

Johnny Gamble
Johnny Gamble
4 months ago
Reply to  Nobby Tart

Maybe APD being devolved might solve the problem, however it also doesn’t help with geographical location of the airport with poor access roads and a railway station that then involves a bus journey to the airport. I know that Natasha is always going on about selling the airport and I’m certainly no fan of The Welsh Conservatives but ownerships of the airport by the Welsh Government has been a PR disaster with a bottomless pit of money being thrown at a White Elephant. If people are serious about an Intentional Airport for Cymru then the Ideal location should be East… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Johnny Gamble
4 months ago

The Cardiff – Dublin service would ideally be operated by Aer Lingus. This would make it easier for passengers traveling from CWL to connect onto destinations in North America and Europe at their Dublin hub.

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