Ryanair expands winter service from Newcastle

More winter sun services are to be offered by Ryanair from Newcastle airport.

New routes to Lanzarote and Tenerife are being introduced in 2016-17 together with winter flights to Malaga.

Frequency is being raised to Alicante to four flights a week while Dublin flights will go double-daily from June.

The low-fares carrier says further growth is planned from Newcastle, which will deliver 330,000 passengers a year and support 250 jobs at the airport, as its doubles traffic with 26 weekly flights across five routes.

Newcastle airport chief executive, David Laws, said: “Today’s announcement is great news for the north-east travelling public as Ryanair continue to build its presence in the region, offering even more choice and availability from Newcastle airport.

“Sunshine destinations like Tenerife, Lanzarote, Malaga and Alicante are always incredibly popular and great for winter sun holidays.

“Dublin is also one of our most popular routes so with increased frequency even more people from the north-east will be able to experience a wonderful city, and we look forward to welcoming even more passengers from Ireland.”

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