Ryanair has announced three new UK routes to Greek holiday destinations from Liverpool, Manchester and Teesside.

The budget carrier has also increased frequencies of services from Stansted and Manchester to a host of popular destinations in Greece.

The new services are twice-weekly Manchester-Santorini flights, and weekly links from Liverpool to Kos and Teesside to Corfu.

The increased services are Manchester flights to Chania and Rhodes, and Stansted to Rhodes.

The new services and increased frequencies start in July, apart from Manchester-Chania which sees extra frequencies from August.

Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares available from £19.99 for travel until the end of October 2021, which must be booked by April 23.

Jason McGuinness, Ryanair’s commercial director, said: “As vaccination rollout programmes continue in the coming months, air traffic is set to soar and we are delighted to announce three new routes and extra flights connecting the UK to a host of popular Greek destinations this summer.”

Last November, the budget carrier announced its return to Teesside airport, with the launch of two other summer services – Alicante and Palma, which will both fly twice-weekly from June.

Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen added: “This news is another huge vote of confidence in our amazing airport. This expansion of flights by Europe’s number-one airline goes to show just how confident they are in Teesside and our local people.”