CityJet introduces flights from Glasgow to Cardiff
20 January 2014
CityJet's inaugural flight from Glasgow Airport to Cardiff has taken off.
Flights from Scotland's largest city to the Welsh capital commenced on Monday 20 January, the day after Flybe withdrew its Cardiff service, ensuring there was no interruption in the provision of the route for passengers.
It is the first time CityJet has operated at Glasgow Airport since the airline, which is part of the Air France-KLM Group, was formed in the early 1990s.
Christine Ourmières, CityJet’s chief executive, said “This is an exciting time for CityJet and our expanding Scottish network. We hope that our new route from Glasgow to Cardiff will provide vital connections for both business and leisure passengers in Scotland. We are keen to invest in Glasgow and we hope people will take advantage of the new daily flights to the city of Cardiff.
“Cardiff has much to offer in terms of history and culture and with the Six Nations rugby tournament kicking off in February, I’m sure there will be plenty of interest generated amongst rugby fans.
“As an airline, we always monitor customer needs and requirements and we are confident that the additional Scottish routes to our summer schedule represent what our customers want and will reinforce CityJet’s position as being the European regional airline of choice.”
Paul White, business development manager at Glasgow Airport, said: “Cardiff is a popular destination with both our business and leisure customers and we are absolutely thrilled CityJet has identified the importance of the link between the two cities.
“We wish CityJet every success with its new route and look forward to working closely with the airline to ensure its success and hopefully expand its presence at Glasgow Airport.”