Cheap-flights firm Ryanair has announced it will now fly from Gatwick Airport to Faro in Portugal.
It also said it will operate routes to Bergamo, Bologna and Porto from Gatwick for the first time.
The four new routes will come into play from October 31.
Ryanair did not disclose how frequent any of the flights will be.
The second-largest UK airport is the usual home for charter airlines although easyJet, which also features heavily at Stansted Airport, is now the biggest company working out of Gatwick. Travellers from the capital wishing to get to the outlying airports can take advantage of easyJet’s bus service, including its London to Stansted route.
Ryanair meanwhile is ever-expanding into the territory of the tour operators. It has moved into busy holiday airports such as Gatwick and Malaga in Spain. It also now runs flights which take longer than its one-time two-hour limit to places such as north Africa and the Canary Islands.
The budget Irish firm does flights to Faro from Stansted and other UK airports. Its Gatwick departures, before the four new routes were announced, were limited to just Alicante and Girona.
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