Flybe carries 500,000th passenger from Cardiff Airport
Bridgend resident John Marsden travelled on a service from Cardiff Airport to Edinburgh on February 23rd and was presented with a certificate commemorating the milestone and a complimentary bottle of Champagne.
Flybe has been operating from the Welsh gateway for 22 months and is now reportedly the largest carrier based at the airport, providing over a third of all scheduled departures.
Chief commercial officer Mike Rutter said: "We were delighted to celebrate Mr Marsden being our 500,000th passenger from Cardiff less than two years after starting services from the airport where, despite the wider economic challenges thrown at everyone last year, we were the only scheduled airline to show growth.
"We remain 100 per cent committed in continuing to develop our regional services and to providing the widest, most convenient and affordable travel to and from Wales."