Ryanair is stretching out into the Atlantic with the announcement of a new base at Ponta Delgada in the Azores.
The base will open on 1 April 2015 (no fool!), with one Boeing 737-800 based initially.
The first routes will be to Lisbon and Porto in mainland Portgual, along with a 1x weekly flight to London Stansted.
It remains to be seen whether this is some stepping stone across the Atlantic or into Africa.