Ryanair is to add five new routes from Dublin for summer 2018 as well as selling Air Europa long-haul services through its website.
The Irish low-cost carrier will add services to Marrakech, Munich, Naples, Paphos and Stuttgart for next summer, which will take the total number of routes from Dublin to 90 as part of a 4 per cent rise in capacity.
Ryanair will also increase frequency on its route to Hamburg in addition to selling 20 Air Europa long-haul routes from Madrid.
The airline will continue to offer flights through Rome Fiumicino and Milan Bergamo and promises “more airports to follow”.
Ryanair has also called for the building of a second runway at Dublin airport to be “expedited”. It said this was now more important “when Ireland is trying to attract overseas investment that may be leaving the UK in the run up to Brexit in March 2019”.
Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s chief marketing officer, added: “We need urgent action to deliver runway two to prevent Ireland's airport infrastructure falling further behind its international competitors.”
The airline’s Dublin-Munich service will be double daily while Stuttgart will run on a daily basis, Naples will operate five times per week and both Marrakech and Paphos will be twice-weekly services.