Ryanair ordered to cancel flights to Faro and Malaga from Cardiff Airport on Friday

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Ryanair have been asked not to fly from Wales to Spain. Pic: Twitter

The Welsh government wants the budget airline to scrap planned flights to Faro in Portugal and Malaga in Spain this Friday because of lockdown restriction.

BUDGET airline Ryanair has been told to cancel flights from Cardiff Airport by the Welsh government.

They want the company to scrap planned flights to Faro in Portugal and Malaga in Spain this Friday because of lockdown restrictions.

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The Welsh government, which wholly owns the airport, still has a legal five mile restriction for non-essential travel in place and people are required to ‘stay local’ in Wales.

It means that anyone living more than five miles from the airport is effectively breaching the travel rule to catch a flight, reports say.

Under the Welsh government’s coronavirus roadmap, the five-mile rule could be lifted next week as part of the next stage of the easing process.


As it currently stands, anybody returning to the UK will need to quarantine for 14 days.

A Welsh government spokesperson said: “We don’t believe these flights should be going ahead and we have written to Ryanair to ask them to postpone.”


 




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