Wizz Air is expanded its presence in Cyprus with five new routes.

The low cost carrier is to base a third aircraft at its new Larnaca base.

The new services to Paris Beauvais, Eindhoven, Prague, Gdansk and Heraklion are scheduled to start on August 1. Frequency to Athens will also be raised.

Wizz Air now offers 36 routes to 20 countries from Larnaca with a capacity of 280,000 seats a year.

Chief executive Jozsef Varadi said: “Today we have some great news for Cypriot travellers and those who wish to visit the country.

“I am delighted that only a few weeks after announcing the establishment of our Larnaca base, today I can announce the third Larnaca based aircraft, and five additional low fare routes connecting Cyprus with the rest of Europe.

“The Wizz team is devoted to developing its presence in Cyprus, and with our biggest ever network of 36 routes from Larnaca, we offer ever more affordable travel opportunities.

“We are delighted to add new exciting connections today while keeping ourselves to the highest standards of our sanitising protocols.”