Ryanair announces new routes from Milan

Summer destinations to include Edinburgh and Belfast.

Ireland-based low-cost airline Ryanair has announced a swathe of new routes from Milan’s Malpensa and Orio al Serio airports for the 2017 summer holiday season.

From Malpensa, routes will be expanded to include Brussels, Catania, the Canary Islands, Porto and the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Flights added from Orio will be to Bordeaux, Edinburgh, Luxembourg, Oradea, Vigo, Belfast, Danzig, Hamburg, Niš, Nuremberg, Oslo, Ostrava, Prague and Timisoara.

At the same time, Ryanair chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said that cuts to fuel prices had allowed the airline to bring down ticket prices.

To celebrate the new destinations, the airline is offering 100,000 discounted tickets starting at €19.99, available up to midnight on Monday 17 October.

The new destinations will bring the airline’s customer base up to an estimated 11.3 million, added Jacobs, and will create 8,500 new jobs.