Flybe offers new service between Britain and Ireland

Flybe offers new service between Britain and Ireland

BUDGET airline Flybe is to operate a new route between Ireland and Britain, ahead of the Rugby World Cup later this year.

From June 2015, Flybe will operate a twice weekly service between Cork and Cardiff.

The news will be welcomed by sports fans – as Ireland gears up for the Rugby World Cup – with the first game taking place in Millennium Stadium.

“This Cardiff route will be a significant boost to the local economy and provide a new destination for local business travellers and holidaymakers,” said Niall MacCarthy, managing director of Cork Airport.

The news was also welcomed by Dara Murphy, Minister for European Affairs.

“Like all proud Cork citizens I am passionate about our local airport and particularly the critical role it plays in connecting Cork directly with the UK and Europe, which is a vital link for Cork businesses and tourism,” he said.

The flights will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays from June 6; with the Irish rugby team and supporters Cardiff-bound on September 19 for their first game of the tournament with Canada.