Cheap flights airline Ryanair will establish two new Italian bases at Bari and Brindisi in January, it has been confirmed.
Two aircraft will be based at Bari, with the airline preparing to launch nine new flights from the Italian airport, bringing its total number of routes to 16.
In Brindisi, Ryanair will launch four new routes, bringing its total to nine, and base one aircraft at the airport.
Michael Cawley, of Ryanair, said the airline was "delighted" to announce the launch of the new bases.
"Ryanair’s Bari base will deliver 1.2 million passengers per annum and sustain 1,200 local jobs while our Brindisi base will deliver 650,000 passengers per annum and sustain 650 local jobs," he commented.
The new bases will be the carrier’s 35th and 36th respectively.
Ryanair announced earlier this month that it had taken delivery of a new Boeing 737 next generation aircraft.
It expects to carry approximately 67 million passengers on its European routes this year.