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New Ryanair routes unveiled from Doncaster airport

Ryanair plane
Image caption The new routes will start in March

Doncaster's Robin Hood Airport has announced two new routes which could mean thousands more passengers passing through its doors every year.

From March, Ryanair is to start new flights to Faro in Portugal and Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

Nick Smillie, from the airport, said the routes replaced Easyjet services which were withdrawn earlier this year.

The new routes mean Ryanair is expected to triple the number of seats it offers from Robin Hood to about 90,000.

Mr Smillie, aviation sales director for Peel Airports, said: "We were keen to replace the services lost following Easyjet's withdrawal and these new services with Ryanair mean that passengers will continue to be able to take advantage of some great low fares to Faro and Tenerife.

"While we are still operating in a difficult economic climate it is fantastic to see that progress continues to be made to bring more flights to the airport."

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