Wizz Air UK is to open its new base at Cardiff airport with the first flights from June 17.
The decision follows the Welsh government’s lifting of a ban on international travel.
Routes to Larnaca, Corfu, Heraklion, Faro, Alicante, Lanzarote, Palma and Tenerife this sumer will be followed by flights to Sharm el-Sheikh in October.
Wizz air UK managing director Owain Jones said: “With the re-start of international travel from Wales, we’re excited to be planning the start of Wizz Air UK’s new base at Cardiff Airport in June, just in time for the holiday season.
“We’ve been busy recruiting new colleagues, with the first training course in Cardiff already completed, and Wizz Air UK’s Cardiff team is looking forward to welcoming customers on-board Wales’ new hometown airline.
“Our ultra-low fares to nine of the best holiday destinations will allow customers to ‘fly local’ to their favourite getaways, on board Europe’s youngest and greenest fleet of aircraft, where they can rely on our stringent health and hygiene measures and excellent service as they travel on their long-awaited post-lockdown trips.”