A new flight between Derry and Lanzarote will launch this summer, it has been confirmed.
Damien Tierney, Managing Director of City of Derry Airport, said the new summer route, was “excellent news for the region.”
The new service forms part of Falcon Holidays Summer Sun 2013 programme.
“The Canary Islands has been a popular destination for holidaymakers in the North West region for many years and it is fantastic news that holidaymakers can now fly direct from their local airport,” Mr Tierney said.
“This new Lanzarote service is a very welcome addition to the very successful holiday programme operating from the airport in 2013.”
Falcon Holidays Marketing Manager Charlotte Brenner said the summer 2013 programme, with the new flights, is welcome news for holidaymakers from City of Derry.
“As Northern Ireland’s leading family tour operator we are well aware that when the kids are happy, the parents are happy and we pride ourselves in knowing what is important to make sure kids are kept entertained and have a great time while away on holiday,” said Charlotte.
Derry’s Mayor Kevin Campbell welcomed the Canary islands flight.
“The City of Derry Airport is delighted to have direct weekly flights to the sunny destination of Lanzarote included in its already busy summer schedule.
“We are delighted to provide our customers with a choice of good value destinations and are confident the Lanzarote flight will be a popular holiday destination for families across the city and region.”