Northern Ireland

New Ryanair route for Derry

City of Derry Airport
Image caption Ryanair has confirmed a new service to Tenerife from City of Derry Airport

Ryanair has launched a new weekly service to Tenerife from City of Derry Airport.

The announcement comes after confirmation that the direct Alicante route will continue again this summer, as well as the Faro service.

Roy Devine, from City of Derry Airport, said the new flight was "great news for the city and region".

"The sun holiday destinations are extremely popular with air travellers," he said.

"We recorded almost 36,000 passengers choosing the two sunshine destinations operated in 2010 by Ryanair and it is important that City of Derry Airport continues to grow this leisure business".

The chairman of the Airport Committee, Alderman Maurice Devenney, said the new service is a "positive development".

The airport manager, Damien Tierney, said he was "confident" Tenerife would be a popular destination with passengers in the North West.

The route is available from April and will continue over the summer months.