Tickets for direct flights from Wales to the 2012 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy have gone on sale.
Manx2.com has confirmed the Cardiff to the Isle of Man route launched last year will return for 2012, with the first Island-bound flight taking off on the eve of practice week – May 25 – and prices start from £59.95 one-way, including taxes and charges.
The company said flights will depart every Friday during the two week festival – May 25 and June 1 and 8 – at 6.05pm, arriving in the Isle of Man at 7.10pm.
Flights will return from the Isle of Man on May 27 and June 4 and 10 at 5pm, arriving in Cardiff at 6.10pm
Manx2.com Chairman Noel Hayes said:
“The TT is hugely important to the Isle of Man; not only is the event itself utterly enthralling, but it also showcases the Island’s natural beauty and scenery.”
“Our TT specials last year were a hit and we’re pleased to be able to help more fans get to the 2012 festival.”
Isle of Man Tourism Political Member Geoff Corkish added:
“With the Isle of Man TT popularity growing year on year, we thank our partners in the tourism and hospitality industries for their ongoing support and enthusiasm.”
“Manx2.com are, and have always been, proactive partners and are a great example of how local companies can work with Government to great effect.”
“This year’s TT promises the best competitive racing and great all round entertainment and fun. We look forward to welcoming fans from Wales and around the world.”
Cardiff Airport’s Head of Commercial Operations and Air Services Development Spencer Birns said:
“We’re pleased with the announcement that Manx2.com will be operating additional flights to the Isle of Man once again this year.”
“Motorcycling fans based in South Wales will have the opportunity to fly from their local airport to the Island, offering them a convenient and easy option to travel to the Isle of Man for this world class sporting event.’