Budget airline Ryanair has announced plans for a new service between the UK and Lanzarote.
The new service, which will operate out of Manchester, will come into operation in time for next year’s summer season.
The news comes as Ryanair revealed plans, which include the purchase of two new aircraft and to create 1,000 jobs in the UK with the inauguration of new routes from Liverpool, Manchester and East Midlands airports, starting next year.
In Manchester, the company’s plans include five new destinations with the creation of 360 jobs, flying to Corfu (Greece), Krakow (Poland) Lanzarote (Spain), Paphos (Cyprus) and Trapani (Italy), to add an estimated 360,000 more passengers to the 2.4 million already using their services .
In Liverpool, two new routes to Lublin (Poland) and Zadar (Croatia) will extend the 37 existing routes and create 180 jobs, with passenger traffic increased by 180,000, to 2.1 million.
Last but not least, the company say it intends to open two new routes out of East Midlands, to Marseille (France) and Menorca (Spain), with the introduction of a new aircraft.
Ryanair said the new services would increase their capacity at the airport by 460,000 seats from the current 2.4 million.
Speaking yesterday, chief executive of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, said the expansion plans at British airports would allow the company to carry over one million extra passengers in 2013, taking the total to more than 80 million passengers a year.