Ryanair cut Derry to Portugal flights


Low cost airline, Ryanair, has cut the number of flights from City of Derry Airport to Faro in Portugal.

Last year, flights between the 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 (CoDA) confirmed that flights to Faro are currently on sale from July 2 until July 30.

“A reduction in the frequency of the Faro service for summer 2015 is disappointing,” said a CoDA spokesperson.