Ryanair has announced an investment of £210 million to boost its fleet and services at Manchester Airport.
The funding will also see an extra three aircraft for its peak Summer 2018 schedule, running from June to September, bringing the total number of aircraft based in Manchester Airport to 12.
In total, Summer 2018 will see the airline offer 300,000 extra seats on 57 routes operated by 12 aircraft, as well the investment creating 300 additional jobs.
Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s chief marketing officer, said: “Ryanair is delighted to announce an additional investment of $300m at Manchester with three extra based aircraft for our peak Summer 2018 schedule, bringing the total investment at Manchester to $1.2 billion.
“We will deliver an exciting set of 10 new Manchester summer routes, some of which are connecting with Manchester for the first time, and add an extra 300,000 summer seats to the schedule. These new summer routes will go on sale on Ryanair.com from tomorrow (January 26).”
Julian Carr, aviation director at Manchester Airport, added: “We are pleased to see Ryanair add three additional aircraft to Manchester Airport.
“As well as increasing its route network and options for passengers, it also creates jobs for people here in the North West.
“We look forward to the routes starting and the added international connectivity they offer our 27.8 million passengers.”