Cardiff Airport adds extra flights to winter 2014 schedule

Cardiff Airport has added extra flights to Barbados and Jamaica, as well as a special flight to visit the Northern Lights, offering holiday makers in Wales more options for their winter 2014 breaks.

Following huge demand on the existing flights, two more chartered flights have been added from Cardiff to the P&O Cruises Winter 2014 Caribbean fly-cruise schedule.

The new flights depart from Cardiff for 14 nights on December 6th and February 28th. After joining the cruise ships in Barbados passengers will visit Grenada, St Lucia, Dominica, St Kitts, St Maarten, Tortola, Curacao and Bonaire, before catching their direct flight home to Cardiff. Prices begin at £1,399.

Additionally, holiday makers will be able to join Thomson Cruises’ platinum ship, Thomson Dream, in its new home port of Montego Bay in Jamaica, directly from Cardiff. Thomson’s Winter 2014/2015 schedule offers a selection of itineraries in destinations including Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica. The 14-night Thomson cruises begin at £1,619 per person, based on two adults sharing. The first flight from Cardiff departs on December 23rd.

The Northern Lights flight departs from Cardiff on November 19th and costs GBP199.95 per person. From the plane’s vantage point above the clouds and north of the Shetland Isles, passengers will be hoping to witness the light show, which could range from a gentle glow to dramatic curtaining effects, and is one of nature’s most sought after wonders.

Jon Horne, Cardiff Airport’s chief executive, said: ‘One of our priorities is to ensure we’re offering our customers a wide variety of destinations so we’re pleased to add these very different options to those available direct from Cardiff. Our aim is to cater for everyone, whether your preferred holiday is a fortnight away in the sun or an adventure in search of something as exciting as the Northern Lights.’