Ryanair is expanding its 2021 recovery schedule to cover expansion from Manchester and Liverpool airports.
More than 315 weekly flights to 67 destinations are planned from Manchester, including four new for summer and six for winter.
The aim is to handle 5.1 million passengers a year.
New summer routes are to Bucharest, Knock, Santorini and Verona while the winter scheduled sees the addition of Kaunas, Pahphos, Poznan, Suceava in Romania and Zagreb.
The no-frills carrier plans to serve 67 routes with more than 315 flights a week in summer from Manchester and 65 with 295 weekly flights in winter.
The Liverpool restart aims to handle 1.9 million passengers a year with 32 summer routes and 110 weekly flights. Winter will see 28 routes served by 88 weekly flights.
New summer services from Liverpool include Rome, Kos, Kosice in Slovakia, Kaunas and Zadar with Arlanda, Milan, Paris, Sibiu and Tallinn added for the winter.
Ryanair said it is restoring connectivity for Manchester and Liverpool to recover UK traffic, as vaccination rollouts continue across Europe in time for the peak holiday season.
The plans follow the airline’s Scottish Covid recovery schedule for summer and winter.
Ryanair also plans four more winter 2021-22 routes from Liverpool.
From the end of October, the airline will operate twice-weekly services to Milan Bergamo, Italy; Paris Beauvais, France; Tallinn, Estonia; and Sibiu, Romania.
Paul Winfield, Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s director of aviation development, said: “These new routes demonstrate Ryanair’s commitment to Liverpool and to passengers from across the north west and north Wales, who can take advantage of the convenience of flying from Liverpool to a growing range of destinations over the coming months, as we continue to recover from the covid pandemic.
“These destinations give travellers the opportunity to travel from Liverpool to a mix of great destinations for leisure and perhaps to see friends and family that they may not have seen for months due to previous travel restrictions and a lack of direct flights.”