French Alps get more accessible for Welsh snowbirds with ski homes

Posted on 17 October 2013

Reaching your ski property in the Alps from Wales will be easier this season thanks to new flights out of Cardiff airport kicking off in December.

Flybe, Europe’s largest independent regional airline, has announced an expansion of its winter programme out of Cardiff Airport with four brand new ski routes to Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon reflecting its commitment to expanding further its operations to and from the Welsh capital.

Booking is available now at, effective for travel between December 21st and April 2014, with one way fares from £34.99 including taxes and charges.

Flybe’s Director of Marketing, Simon Lilley comments: “Our four new direct ski routes from Cardiff offer a choice of affordable and particularly attractive ski destinations direct from Wales, saving people valuable time, money and especially the hassle of having to trek to England before they even start their journey. We see these new routes as a natural addition to our network out of Cardiff airport and are confident that these attractive winter destinations can only be positive news for Wales.”

Economy and Transport Minister for Wales, Edwina Hart said: “This is very good news for Cardiff Airport and it is encouraging to see the number of new routes added recently. Increasing the number of destinations is vital to the future development and growth of the airport. Together with recent improvements to the terminal and public transport links, Cardiff Airport now offers a much improved service to passengers.”

Concludes Mr Lilley: “Flybe will continue to explore all possibilities for expanding our services at Cardiff and we look forward to welcoming our first ‘Welsh snowbirds’ on board in December whether they want to hit the slopes or just simply enjoy a quiet winter getaway.”