Wizz Air is opening more holiday routes to Spanish destinations from Luton airport this summer despite the Foreign Office still ruling out all but essential international travel due to Covid-19.

The budget carrier is to serve Palma and Malaga from July 1 and Fuerteventura from July 3 with fares starting at £25.99.

Lanzarote will be added from October 27.

The airline already plans to serve Las Palmas from June 4 and Faro from June 16.

Other destinations from Luton announced earlier this month include Corfu, Heraklion, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Marrakesh.

A spokesperson said: “As travel restrictions across Europe continue to ease, Wizz Air remains at the forefront of getting Britain travelling again, offering passengers affordable travel to exciting destinations.”

Owain Jones, managing director of Wizz Air UK, said: “As Wizz Air leads the way with its enhanced health and wellbeing measures, passengers can be confident that they can safely rely on Wizz Air for their holiday plans, with ultra-low fares to these year-round sun destinations.

“As travel restrictions continue to ease across Europe, the Wizz team is excited to welcome its passengers back on board its new, green, ultra-efficient aircraft this summer.”

The rebuilding of routes from Luton came as the airline revealed plans for a new base at Milan Malpensa airport in July with 20 new routes, including daily flights to Luton.

Two aircraft will also be based Larnaca in Cyprus to operate ten new routes from July.