A record summer schedule from Manchester has been revealed by Ryanair with the addition of five new routes.

Berlin, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Oslo Torp and Wroclaw are introduced as new destinations by the budget airline, bringing its network upto 44 routes for summer 2017.

Extra flights will run to Alicante, Chania, Faro, Krakow, Lanzarote, Murcia, Palma, Rome, Tenerife and Zadar.

The airline expects to achieve a 13% rise in Manchester carryings to 4.5 million passengers.

Chief marketing officer, Kenny Jacobs, said: “Customers can look forward to even lower fares when they make advance bookings for summer 2017.

“As our recent guidance confirmed, Ryanair expects average fares to fall by between 10% to 12% in the six months to March 2017.”

Airport chief executive, Ken O’Toole, added: “It is pleasing to see Ryanair expanding its summer schedule from Manchester airport, meaning there will now be year-round direct services to leading European cities like Berlin, Hamburg, Nuremberg and Oslo.

“These routes are proving popular with both business and leisure passengers within our catchment area, which stretches from the east to the west coasts of the UK and as far north as the Scottish borders.

“Coupled with increased frequencies on routes to a range of sunshine destinations, this commitment is yet another vote of confidence in Manchester and the wider north.”