Cardiff welcomes new airline as Helvetic launches Zurich flights

Cardiff Airport has announced that Swiss airline Helvetic Airways is to launch a new route between Cardiff and Zurich, beginning in March 2011 and operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

The route will be flown with Fokker 100s and it will be the first time during Cardiff Airport’s history that it has had a direct service to Zurich.

“We are extremely pleased to be welcoming Helvetic to Cardiff Airport,” remarked Patrick Duffy, managing director of Cardiff Airport. “The new route will offer our customers a quick and convenient way to access one of Europe’s most attractive destinations and we are hoping it will be welcomed by our customers and in particular the business community here in Wales.

“Research conducted by the airport demonstrated that Zurich is one of the most sought after business destinations from Wales, and therefore after months of hard work we’re delighted Helvetic Airways has decided to offer this route to south Wales travellers.

Helvetic Airways CEO Bruno Jans added, “We are proud to announce the direct air link between Zurich and Cardiff, allowing the Swiss holidaymaker to discover Wales and offering a convenient connection to the Welsh and the Swiss business traveller. Our research convinced us that this service will be providing what the market has been asking for. We are looking forward to welcoming Welsh guests on board which will give us a chance to demonstrate the high Swiss air travel standards, comfort and quality of service which our regular Swiss guests are already familiar with.”

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