Demand for travel to the UK by French rugby fans keen to support their team in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup Quarter-final match test at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium has prompted bmi regional to add capacity on its Paris to Bristol route.
“France’s progress into the Quarter Finals of the Rugby World Cup has seen demand for our scheduled services on the Paris to Bristol route surge,” said chief commercial officer Jochen Schnadt.
“Responding to our customers’ needs we are offering additional flights at convenient times on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the increase in French rugby fans wishing to travel to Bristol and onto Cardiff. This in turn allows us also to offer great value to our customers in the West Country and Wales to fly to Paris for a mini-break on short notice.
“This increase in in-bound visitors is a huge boost to the local economy and we’re delighted that travellers to Wales are able to reach the rugby so easily using Bristol Airport, with a short onward journey to the Welsh capital.”
The additional flights include:
Saturday 17 October:
BM1881 BRS CDG 0800 1020
BM1882 CDG BRS 1045 1105
Sunday 18 October:
BM1883 BRS CDG 1400 1620
BM1884 CDG BRS 1650 1710