Ryanair has brought forward the start of five new winter routes from Stansted by two months due to passenger demand.

Services to Aalborg, Kiev, Lviv, Oradea and Pardubice will start in September.

Seats starting at £24.99 for travel in September and October have been released on the routes for bookings made by midnight on Easter Monday.

The low-fares carrier plans a network of 127 routes from the Essex airport in winter 2017-18.

A spokesman said: “We’re pleased to report strong demand for our new Stansted routes, including our first UK-Ukraine services, and as a result, we will commence five of these routes from September, two months early, as part of our expanded winter 2017 service.”

Stansted aviation director, Mats Sigurdson, added: “We’re delighted that Ryanair’s new winter routes have proved so popular that they are launching them two months earlier than planned.

“These routes will offer passengers and businesses even more choice at great value and build on the strength of Ryanair’s extensive network at Stansted.”