Budget carrier Ryanair is to increase capacity at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport by 180,000 passengers a year.
Two new destinations, Zadar in Croatia and Lublin in Poland, will take the number of destinations flown by the carrier from Liverpool to 39 next summer.
Planned additional capacity on a number of other popular routes will take the number of passengers Ryanair will carry from the airport next year to over two million.
The additional frequencies are planned on services to popular beach holiday destinations including Alicante, Malaga and Faro.
Craig Richmond, chief executive of John Lennon owner Peel Airports said: “We’re delighted with Ryanair’s latest commitment to grow their business from Liverpool.
“Their decision to add an additional 180,000 seats on their Liverpool operations for next summer along with brand new routes, including Zadar on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast is great news both for the airport and the region too.”
“It gives holidaymakers an even greater choice of value for money destinations next year and a further boost for the local economy with more visitors to Liverpool and the northwest”
To mark the launch of its Liverpool summer schedule, Ryanair is launching a seat sale with 100,000 seats on sale at prices starting from £15.99, for travel across Europe on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in November and December 2012.