Cheap flights carrier Ryanair is basing new aircraft in Bristol and Liverpool ahead of launching more routes from the airports.
From March 28th, the airline will launch flights to Faro, Gdansk, Palma de Mallorca, Venice Treviso and Valencia from the south-west airport, with its number of Bristol-based aircraft increasing to five.
Two new aircraft will be based in Liverpool in order to accommodate flights to Lodz, Rimini and Trapani, while further new routes will be introduced from Edinburgh and Glasgow Prestwick.
In addition, Ryanair will also increase frequencies on two Bristol and four Liverpool flights.
Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said that Ryanair routes at regional airports deliver "millions of passengers" each year.
"Ryanair is delighted to announce three new aircraft and ten new routes for Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow Prestwick and Liverpool airports which will deliver 400,000 additional passengers and sustain 400 new jobs while ensuring increased competition and choice for consumers," he commented.
The airline announced earlier this month that the number of passengers travelling on its routes during October increased by 15 percent compared to the same month last year.