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Ryanair to start flights between Dublin and Cardiff

Cardiff Airport has confirmed plans of Ryanair to start flights between Dublin and Cardiff in October 2021.

The low-cost carrier will operate 4-weekly flights connecting the Welsh Capital to the Irish Capital. Starting 31st October 2021, Ryanair will fly between Dublin Airport and Cardiff Airport.

Cardiff Airport said:

This is welcome news for customers looking to reconnect with friends and relatives, business travellers, and those wanting to take a break and explore the city and Ireland’s natural beauty. The Cardiff-Dublin route is also key for travelling sports teams and fans attending rugby, football and other fixtures in both Wales and Ireland, notably this year’s Autumn Internationals and the Six Nations Championship in 2022, with games set to take place in both Dublin’s Aviva Stadium and Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.

The schedules for the Monday flights are:

  • Dublin-Cardiff
  • Departure time: 08:40
  • Arrival time: 09:35
  • Flight time: 55 minutes
  • Flight number: FR9984
  • Cardiff-Dublin
  • Departure time: 10:00
  • Arrival time: 10:55
  • Flight time: 55 minutes
  • Flight number: FR9985

The timings for the Wednesday and Friday flights are:

  • Dublin-Cardiff
  • Departure time: 12:05
  • Arrival time: 13:00
  • Flight time: 55 minutes
  • Flight number: FR9984
  • Cardiff-Dublin
  • Departure time: 13:25
  • Arrival time: 14:20
  • Flight time: 55 minutes
  • Flight number: FR9985

The schedules for the Sunday flights are:

  • Dublin-Cardiff
  • Departure time: 11:25
  • Arrival time: 12:20
  • Flight time: 55 minutes
  • Flight number: FR9984
  • Cardiff-Dublin
  • Departure time: 12:45
  • Arrival time: 13:40
  • Flight time: 55 minutes
  • Flight number: FR9985

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Spencer Birns, CEO of Cardiff Airport, said:

It has been one of our priorities to re-instate this route, alongside other important services lost as a result of the pandemic, and we are delighted that Ryanair has stepped in to fill the demand with regular flights at great prices.

Jason McGuinness, Commercial Director, Ryanair, said:

We are pleased to confirm that our Cardiff – Dublin service will operate as part of our Wales Winter 2021/22 schedule, commencing on October 31 and flying 4 times weekly. We have worked closely with Cardiff Airport to deliver this new route, made possible by the necessary incentives to secure connectivity as airlines and airports recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Welsh consumers can now book a much-deserved city break to Ireland’s capital this Winter, flying on the lowest fares and with the option to avail of Ryanair’s zero change fee should plans change.

Ryanair also operates summer seasonal routes from Cardiff to Barcelona, Malaga and Faro.

Meanwhile, Emirates has announced that it will increase frequency of flights to Dublin to Daily in October.

Meanwhile, Ryanair recently announced 9 new routes from its new Zagreb base. The airline has also announced plans to double its presence at Rome Fiumicino Airport and announced a new route between Manchester and Verona, Italy. Ryanair recently opened its Newcastle base. The airline, a few days ago, revealed that it will launch 11 new routes from the United Kingdom for Winter 2021.

Featured image by Ryanair

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