Four new routes, extra capacity and an additional aircraft are being added from Jet2.com’s new base at Stansted for summer 2017.

Antalya, Corfu, Dalaman and Split have been introduced as new destinations, taking the low-cost carrier’s network up to more than 25 points with 96 weekly flights following “excellent trading and demand”.

An additional aircraft will be based at the Essex airport for summer 2017, bringing the fleet up to seven.

Extra flights will run to Majorca, Menorca, Crete and Zante as overall capacity is raised by 8% to more than 875,000 seats.

The first flights from the airline’s new Essex base start on March 30.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays chief executive Steve Heapy said: “We are delighted by the response to our London Stansted airport launch, with our award-winning airline and fantastic package holidays having huge resonance with customers in the south of England.

“The phenomenal reaction to our launch means we are already growing our presence at London Stansted, with the addition of Antalya, Corfu, Dalaman and Split meaning that we now offer flights and holidays to 27 fantastic leisure destinations to customers across north and east London and the east of England.”

Stansted aviation director Mats Sigurdson added: “We were confident that the new Jet2 base would prove popular with passengers and this really positive start is a clear demonstration of the strength of demand that exists across the region.”