Ryanair has launched new flights from Exeter Airport to Palma, the capital of Majorca, a Spanish Balearic island in the Mediterranean.

The twice-weekly service will commence in May next year and operate through to October.

Tickets for this new route are available to purchase now via the Ryanair website.

The Palma route joins Ryanair's other Spanish offerings to Alicante and Malaga, which both operate all-year-round, and broadens the budget airline's focus following the recent introduction of a summer route to Faro in Portugal.

Stephen Wiltshire, managing director of Exeter Airport, said: "Majorca has always been a popular route from Exeter and we're delighted that Ryanair will be offering passengers more choice and great value.

"We're committed to providing a wide range of travel options from Exeter Airport and this latest announcement provides even more convenience for travellers."

The Devon airport caters to 24 destinations across eight countries.

They are as follows: Cyprus (Paphos), France (Chambery), Greece (Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zante), Lapland (Enotekio), Spain (Alicante, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Majorca, Malaga, Menorca, Tenerife), Portugal (Faro), Turkey (Antalya, Dalaman), as well as the UK and Ireland (Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guernsey, Isles of Scilly, Jersey, Newcastle, connections to USA and Canada).