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Ryanair suspends flights to Spain

Ryanair's flights from Newquay to Alicante is suspended till June

Budget airline Ryanair has temporarily suspended its flights from Cornwall's Newquay Airport to Alicante in Spain until the start of the summer.

The airline has blamed the delayed delivery of a new plane for the flight cancellations.

Hundreds of passengers are thought to have been affected by the suspension of the route.

Michael Cawley, from Ryanair, said a strike at Boeing had led to the service being suspended.

Originally Ryanair had advertised the Alicante service to fly through the winter but then cancelled the flights when Newquay Airport was closed for two weeks in December.

The airline then told passengers the flights would resume in March and started taking bookings.

Mr Cawley said they had been due to take delivery of 35 planes from January through to July but the strike had forced some delivery schedules to be rearranged.

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