Posted on: 12 October 2016 by Mark Howells
Flybe has launched a new twice-weekly service between Cardiff (CWL) and Berlin Tegel (TXL) which will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays until 25 March 2017.
Until 31 October 2016, the Wednesday CWL–TXL service will take off and land at 13:55 and 15:05 respectively, before the return TXL–CWL leg departs at 15:30 to reach Cardiff at 17:30.
The Saturday service will leave CWL at 15:00 to reach TXL at 18:00, before the return flight departs from TXL at 18:35 to land at CWL at 19:35.
Between 1 November 2016 and 14 December 2016, both the Wednesday and Saturday services will depart CWL at 10:20 and arrive in TXL at 13:20 respectively. The return flight will leave TXL at 13:55 to reach CWL at 15:05.
Between 14 December 2016 and 25 March 2017, only the Wednesday service will operate at the aforementioned times. In contrast, from 17 December 2016, the Saturday service will see the CWL–TXL route taking off at 06:45 to reach TXL at 09:45 before the return leg leaves TXL at 10:20 to arrive in CWL at 11:30. These Saturday timings will continue until 22 March 2017.
Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s CCO, commented, “Our commitment to connectivity, both for business and leisure passengers across the UK regions and Europe, continues. We are particularly excited to be flying direct from Cardiff to Berlin Tegel, the German capital’s most convenient airport that’s only eight kilometres from the heart of the city’s downtown business district.
“This new route will provide our Welsh customers with a fast, reliable and great value service to a thriving European destination. As well as providing an important link for business, this route will open up the opportunity for leisure tourists to soak up Berlin’s booming cultural scene, or experience a real German Christmas market this festive season,” Hodder concluded.
Debra Barber, managing director and COO of Cardiff Airport, remarked, “This fantastic new route from Flybe is another major step towards our vision of connecting capital cities. Our Welsh passengers can now touch down in Berlin for a cultural weekend of art, architecture, and Christmas shopping with the festive season approaching. As the national airport of Wales, we are extremely proud to offer yet another leading leisure and business destination to our passengers.”