Cheap flights carrier Ryanair has announced that it will launch three new routes from Brussels (Charleroi) on March 31st.
The airline will also base a sixth Boeing 737-800 at the Belgian airport after the country’s government scrapped a proposed 10 Euro tax on airline passengers.
Ryanair will operate three return services each week to and from Barcelona (Reus) and Bratislava, while flying twice a week to Trieste.
The new services will enable 110,000 extra passengers a year to fly from Charleroi, while creating 110 local jobs.
Commenting on the new routes, Ryanair’s Michael Cawley told Brussels Today: "Thanks to the Belgian government’s decision to listen to the concerns of the business community, the tourism industry, airports and airlines the people of Brussels are celebrating the arrival of a sixth based aircraft and three exciting new routes which go on sale today."
To celebrate the new routes, Ryanair released one million free seats for travel throughout Europe in December, January and February.
The airline announced earlier this week that it will launch two new flights between Gatwick and Spain in December.