The flights will increase the airline’s annual passenger turnover at the airport to more than two million, a figure that will help sustain around 2,000 jobs in the airport’s vicinity.
Ryanair’s John Booty said that East Midlands Airport would be celebrating the new flights once they come into operation this summer, with tickets having gone on sale Tuesday (March 24th).
"With a total of 34 low fare routes from East Midlands this summer, passengers can beat the recession by choosing Ryanair’s guaranteed lowest fares and no fuel surcharges to exciting destinations all over Europe," he said.
In order to accommodate the new routes, Ryanair will close its flight to Paris (Beauvais) from East Midlands.
The airline announced earlier this month that it will launch five new routes at its base at Brussels (Charleroi), including flights to Brindisi, La Rochelle and Palma.