Updated: Saturday, 18th November 2017 @ 8:06am

Low-cost carrier Ryanair flies into Manchester Airport with 360 new jobs and European routes

Low-cost carrier Ryanair flies into Manchester Airport with 360 new jobs and European routes

By Dean Wilkins

Budget commercial airliner Ryanair is bringing 360 new jobs to Manchester and five new routes after announcing plans to cater for an extra one million passengers.

The low-cost Irish airliner already carries 1,500 flights a day across 28 countries and is planning to create another nine routes from Manchester Airport, Liverpool and East Midlands.

The routes from Manchester will journey holidaymakers to Corfu, Krakow, Lanzarote, Paphos and Trapani and will introduce hundreds of new jobs

“Ryanair today celebrates 1million passenger growth at three North West airports, with nine new routes, which will sustain 1,000 new jobs at Manchester, Liverpool and East Midlands airports,” Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said.

“Our 34 Manchester routes, 39 Liverpool routes and 38 East Midlands routes will deliver almost seven million passengers and sustain over 7,000 jobs at Manchester, Liverpool and East Midlands airports in 2013.”

Both Manchester Airport and East Midlands Airport are owned by the Manchester Airports Group.

Ryanair are currently planning to increase their 30% ownership of rival Irish airliner Aer Lingus and will hand their third bid to the European commission by next year.

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