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First Minister Carwyn Jones says the news that Cardiff Airport has secured a new airline to run the Glasgow and Paris routes, which Flybe is withdrawing from in January, "clearly demonstrates the commercial attraction and strong potential" of the airport.
CityJet, part of the Air France airline group, will operate the routes from next month.
The Welsh Government bought Cardiff Airport for £52m earlier this year, aiming to turn around years of declining passenger numbers.
Cardiff Airport says it's secured CityJet, part of the Air France airline group, to operate the Glasgow and Paris (Orly) routes and fill the breach left by Flybe.
CityJet will start serving the routes in January.
Flybe announced, earlier this month, it will be withdrawing the routes because of the reorganisation of its business.
Managers also say from the start of the summer schedule flights to Edinburgh and Jersey will be added.
Cardiff Airport’s Chief Executive, Jon Horne:
'This is fantastic news and I’m delighted CityJet has responded so quickly to pick up these vitally important routes from Cardiff Airport.'
'We’re very pleased that there will be continuity in our services to Glasgow and Paris for the tens of thousands of passengers a year for whom these routes are vital.'