RYANAIR has launched 10 new routes from its new base in Newcastle.
The low-cost airline will operate a total of 19 routes from the airport, with more than 130 flights a week from Newcastle during the summer.
The 10 new destinations are Chania in Greece, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, KrakówMenorca, Milan, Paphos, Riga in Latvia and Zadar in Croatia.
Ryanair has invested £152m in its new base in Newcastle, creating 60 jobs.
Dan Brady, Ryanair’s Director of Marketing, said: “Ryanair is delighted to announce its largest Newcastle schedule with 130 weekly flights on 19 routes, including 10 new routes to fantastic destinations such as Chania, Milan and Zadar.
“The opening of this base and the launch of these new routes from Newcastle reaffirms our commitment to improving connectivity, travel and inbound tourism to the region as Ryanair will now offer 40 per cent more capacity than before the pandemic.”
Currently, passengers boarding all Ryanair flights are required to wear a face mask unless they are medically exempt.
This rule is likely to be scrapped in the next few weeksas Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said he hopes to end the mask requirement by “late April or May”.
Earlier this month, TUI scrapped its mandatory face mask rule for passengers on flights to and from England and Northern Ireland.
The tour operator has now expanded this Passengers flying to and from Wales.
This was announced by British Airways Abolition of the mask requirement However, earlier this month the airline updated its website and explained this Brits must continue to wear a mask when they fly to one of 50 countries.
In other Ryanair news, the airline has been forced to do so cancel thousands of flights to Lisbon this summer due to lack of slots at the airport.
Ryanair confirmed 19 routes including UK airports Birmingham and Bournemouthdoesn’t go any further.
The cancellations affect 5,000 flights – equivalent to 900,000 affected passengers.
A passenger revealed how to do it Save £50 on your Ryanair flights including baggage.
Tiktok user Clóda Scanlon shared a video explaining how you can save money by booking your flights through the Ryanair app.
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