Ryanair is to make an investment of $200 million (£156 million) at London Luton Airport (LLA) with two new based aircraft for its winter 2018 schedule.
As part of the expansion the Irish low-cost carrier will also add six new routes to Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bologna, Cork and Malaga and more flights on its existing Vilnius route.
The new 2018 schedule from LLA will now deliver a total of 21 routes which the low-cost carrier said will help deliver 2.2 million customers per annum and it will base six aircraft at LLA.
Alicante will be three weekly, Athens three weekly, Barcelona daily, Bologna daily, Cork six weekly and Malaga six weekly, all operating from November this year.
LLA chief executive officer, Nick Barton said: “Ryanair has been a big part of our success since it first started flying from LLA in 1986, and the decision to expand its presence here is a testament to our transformation into a world class international airport.
“We are currently carrying out the single biggest investment in our 80-year history to meet continued demand from passengers and give them the best travel experience possible.
“Our continued work with airline partners means that passengers now have more choice of destinations than ever before. We look forward to continuing to work with Ryanair as we grow and transform.”