Cheap flights carrier Ryanair has announced that it will open its 32nd base at Pescara in Italy from July.
A single aircraft will be based at the Italian city, which will operate new flights to Cagliari, Eindhoven, Milan (Bergamo) and Venice (Treviso).
The new routes will take effect in July and increase the airline’s passenger turnover at Pescara to more than 400,000 a year.
Lesley Kane, Ryanair’s European head of sales and marketing, said she was "delighted" to announce the launch of the new base.
"With a total of seven low fare routes from Pescara, passengers can beat the recession by choosing Ryanair’s guaranteed lowest fares and no fuel surcharges to exciting destinations all over Europe," she said.
The airline has said the base will sustain around 400 local jobs as well as generate increased tourism revenue for Italy’s Abruzzo region.
Ryanair revealed this week that it had launched three new Italian bases at Alghero, Bologna and Cagliari airports.