Here comes the sun — Ryanair launches three new routes to the Canaries from Knock

Ryanair has launched two new routes to the sun drenched and hugely popular Canary Islands, with another service to the popular islands due to come on stream in April. The airline now offers flights to Tenerife and Gran Canaria, and will add Lanzarote to its ex Knock destinations on April 6. All three routes will operate on a year-round basis.

The addition of these new services will complement Ryanair’s existing network of routes at Ireland West Knock which includes scheduled services to the UK such as Liverpool, London Luton, London Stansted, East Midlands, Bristol, and Leeds Bradford, as well as the existing sun flights to Alicante, Faro-Algarve, and Reus-Barcelona which will all recommence next month.

The Canaries are a hugely popular destination for both summer breaks and winter sun holidays. The islands’ climate is wonderful all year round with temperatures rarely falling below 18C in the winter and rising above 24C in the summer, so it is easy to see why the Canary Islands have long been popular with holidaymakers from Ireland. The Canaries have amazing natural landscapes, ranging from lunar-like volcanic vistas to glorious golden sandy beaches with nightlife, entertainment, and waterparks to suit holidaymakers of all ages.

Discover the magical Algarve

With Sunworld Holidays offering direct flights to the Algarve from Dublin, Cork, Shannon, and Knock from May to September, this magical 150km coastline was never more accessible for holidaymakers nationwide.

Part of the Algarve’s appeal is the sheer variety it offers. Lazy sunbathers appreciate its endless miles of golden sand and equally endless sunshine, while golfers of all abilities are catered for on no fewer than 32 golf courses, among them many of championship standard. Families can enjoy the terrific child-friendly facilities in Sunworld’s vast choice of properties.

Everyone can enjoy the area’s famed cuisine; its fresh fish and wines, savoured in quaint seaside restaurants, being part and parcel of the memories which visitors to this coastline cherish.

Sunworld offers a choice of 14 resorts in the Algarve, each with its own particular appeal, be it the lively music on the streets of the fishing village of Alvor, the action packed bars of Lagos, or the cobbled alleyways and traditional tavernas of Montechoro and Praia da Oura. Further south, across the Spanish border, are a number of exclusive properties in the resort of Islantilla on the Costa de la Luz.

Flights depart to Faro weekly from May until September, and the flight time is a convenient two and a half hours. A week in May in the family-run Verde Pino in ViIlamoura, based on four sharing, is available from as little as €329, while high season (August ) in the Montechoro Clube 99 just outside Albufeira is from €409.

Free child places are still available for early bookers, on selected flights.

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