A number of city break destinations are available for those who prefer to fly from South Wales.
Budget airline Flybe operated its inaugural flights between Cardiff and Munich on August Bank Holiday Monday. Passengers on the Munich to Cardiff flight were all given a traditional Bavarian “Lebkuchen” – a huge decorated heart-shaped gingerbread type biscuit inscribed with the words “First Flight Flybe MUC-CWL 31 August 2015” which can be hung on a ribbon around the neck. The route begins in time for the famous Oktoberfest and of course for the Munich Christmas Markets in December.
The news of this route will be welcomed by potential travellers from South Wales who would otherwise have to travel to Manchester or to Birmingham for their Munich city break.
People living in South Wales are also used to travelling to Bristol for European flights which are not available from Cardiff, and are often quite happy to do so. However, which destinations are possible from Cardiff?
It’s possible to fly with Flybe to Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Dublin and Belfast and now Munich, and from December there are flights to Geneva, aimed largely at the ski market.
The Spanish low cost airline Vueling operates twice-weekly flights to Barcelona, making a Friday to Sunday city break an attractive option. Barcelona is one of the most popular city break destinations for Cities Direct customers There is plenty to discover in the city including Las Ramblas, the Picasso Museum, numerous parks such as Parc de la Ciutadella, Montjuïc and Parc Güell. In addition, there are many examples of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi’s work all over the city, including the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s unfinished cathedral.