Eastern European budget carrier Blue Air has put an initial schedule of summer 2018 flights on sale from Liverpool John Lennon airport.

Six flights a week to Rome, four to Milan and three to Alicante will operate with an aircraft based at the airport.

Fares start at £18.99 one-way including a snack, 10kg cabin bag allowance and reserved seats.

Other destinations for next summer will be added soon, according to the airport.

Blue Air established an operational bass at Liverpool in March serving Alicante, Milan, Larnaca, Rome, Bucharest, Bacau and Cluj-Napoca in Romania.

The airport’s air service development director Paul Winfield said: “Blue Air have had a great summer this year and with flights now on sale for summer 2018, the region’s travellers have the opportunity to book holidays and short breaks early, at some great prices.”