City of Derry Airport: Ryanair cuts flights to Faro

Derry City Airport Image copyright Ian Patterson
Image caption Flights to Faro will now operate for one month only

The low cost airline, Ryanair, has cut the number of flights from City of Derry airport to Faro, Portugal.

Last year flights between the two destinations started in May but this year they won't begin until July.

The company said they made the decision because of a lack of aircraft capacity.

"Due to a lack of aircraft capacity, we regret that we have had to reduce the frequency of our route from Derry to Faro for the summer season."

"However, our aircraft capacity will increase over the next five years as we take delivery of our 180 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft order."

A spokesperson from City of Derry Airport confirmed that flights to Faro are currently on sale from 2 July until 30 July.

"A reduction in the frequency of the Faro service for Summer 2015 is disappointing, however CoDA understands that this is due to a lack of aircraft capacity.

In October, the airline axed its service from Londonderry to Birmingham.

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