Cardiff Airport gains first-ever Romanian route and resumes Italian services

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Cardiff Airport is pleased to re-confirm direct flights to Italy and the first ever regular service to Romania from Wales, when Wizz Air launches services to Milan and Bucharest this winter.

The ultra-low-cost airline will offer two weekly flights to the two European cities from October 30. The flights are now on sale and available to book on wizzair.com, with one-way fares from £20.99.

Scheduled services were last operated to Italy in 2019, while the airport never had scheduled flights to Romania. The new connections will make it easier for travelers to catch up with friends and family, fly on business and sporting trips, or explore either destination while on a city break. In addition, the start of services in winter is great news for passengers who want to hit the ski slopes around Milan or Bucharest.

“It is very exciting to add a new country to our network map that has never been flown from Cardiff before, following Wizz Air’s decision to launch flights to Romania,”

said Marc Watkins, director of aviation development at Cardiff Airport.

“There will no doubt be many people using the road to visit family and friends, but Romania is also an undiscovered skiing gem. The resort of Poiana Braşov, the most popular ski resort in the country, is just a two-hour drive from Bucharest. And with flights to Milan too, skiers can also sample the slopes of northern Italy from Cardiff. The new route to Milan will make traveling to Wales easier for the 30,000 Italians who visit us each year.

Milan has always attracted travelers seeking high fashion and design, jaw-dropping culture, top-notch restaurants and world-class sports. Highlights of any Milan getaway must include the Duomo di Milan cathedral, Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, hosting Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” mural, a night out at La Scala theater or the San Siro stadium , home of AC Milan. For those with more spare time, the Italian lakes – Garda, Iseo, Como and Maggiore – are a short drive away.

Romania’s capital, Bucharest, offers travelers the chance to experience unique buildings, vibrant culture and interesting history. Visitors to the city can visit the Palace of Parliament, soak up the atmosphere of the Romanian Athenaeum before strolling through Herastrau Park. Further afield, Romania is full of castles and palaces, including the infamous Dracula’s Castle and the medieval city of Brasov.

“What fantastic and exciting news for the Welsh Italian community”,

said Marco Zeraschi, owner of Gavin & Stacey’s famed Marco’s Café on Barry Island, and a prominent member of the Welsh Italian community.

“Flights to Italy from your doorstep. Many of my family and friends have missed this destination from Wales and flying from Cardiff airport is a dream.

Commenting on the announcement, Madalina Ciinaru, Head of Bucharest Office, British Romanian Chamber of Commerce, said:

“Here at BRCC, we are delighted to welcome the addition of a new route from Bucharest to Cardiff on Tuesdays and Sundays, starting October 30. I am pleased that Wizz Air continues to stay true to its promise of low fares and diverse travel options within Europe, including adding Cardiff to its offerings, providing an alternative route and encouraging trade between the two countries. We strongly encourage our members to fly to their home country or visit friends or family in Cardiff and use the new Wizz air service.

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