Two Knock flight routes to hotspots suspended 

RYANAIR has confirmed that its flights from Ireland West Airport Knock to Tenerife and Lanzarote have been suspended from January to the end of March next.

The decision has been taken as a result of the airline's closure of a number of bases in the Canary Islands due to a shortage of aircraft following the grounding of all Boeing 737 Max planes.

Passengers who had booked to travel on flights from Knock to Tenerife or Lanzarote between January 2 and March 29 are being offered flights from alternative airports or a full refund.

Donal Healy, marketing manager at Ireland West Airport Knock, told Midwest Radio that airport management is hoping this suspension of flights is a temporary measure and that the services to the Canary Islands will return from Knock for next summer.

He said it was not a commercial decison as the flights in question were very popular from Knock airport for the past 10 years.