Cheap flights airline Ryanair has revealed that it will launch 14 new routes from Leeds Bradford Airport, where it has announced plans to open its 34th base next spring.
From March 2010, the company intends to offer flights to 17 destinations in total from Leeds Bradford and expects to deal with one million passengers a year at the hub using two aircraft.
Ryanair will offer new routes to Carcassonne, Faro, Ibiza, Knock, Krakow, Limoges, Malaga, Malta, Montpellier, Murcia, Nantes, Palma, Pisa and Venice Treviso.
Speaking at the airport, the company’s chief executive Michael O’Leary said: "Ryanair is delighted to announce Leeds Bradford as our 34th base and our 11th UK base airport.
"With a total of 17 low fare routes from Leeds Bradford next summer passengers can beat the recession by choosing Ryanair’s guaranteed lowest fares and no fuel surcharges."
He added that the new flights will go on sale from tomorrow (August 12th).
In July, Ryanair – whose existing three routes from Leeds Bradford connect to Alicante, Barcelona Girona and Dublin – announced the launch of cheap flights to the Canary Islands starting in October.