New summer routes to Bucharest and Venice and extra flights to Warsaw have been added by Ryanair from Bristol airport.

The low-cost carrier is to run a total of 30 routes from the south-west airport in summer 2017, raising traffic by 5% to more than 1.7 million passengers.

Bucharest will be served twice a week and Venice four times a week, while four flights a week will also serve Warsaw.

Other destinations include Alicante, Malaga and Palma.

Bristol airport head of aviation Pete Downes said: “Whether measured by total seats on sale or number of destinations featured, this is the most extensive schedule Ryanair has ever operated from Bristol airport and offers customers living in the south-west and Wales a wider range of choices than ever before.

“Our new service to Bucharest in Romania represents the first time this destination has ever been served from the south-west, demonstrating the important role regional airports continue to play in offering choice and connectivity with the added convenience of flying locally.”