Ryanair has announced three new summer seasonal routes from Norwich – the airline’s first services from the East Anglian airport.

Ryanair has announced three new summer seasonal routes from Norwich – the airline’s first services from the East Anglian airport.

The low-cost carrier will operate a total of 12 weekly flights to and from the airport, with twice-weekly services to Alicante, Faro and Malta from 1 April, 2024.

Norwich will be Ryanair’s 22nd UK airport – none of the routes are currently served from the city.

The airline will join a handful of airlines currently offering flights from the airport, including KLM’s year-round services to Amsterdam, Loganair’s year-round flights to Aberdeen, Blue Island’s seasonal route to Jersey, and TUI’s seasonal flights to Corfu, Dalaman, Heraklion, Ibiza, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos and Rhodes (as well as a year-round service to Tenerife).

Commenting on the news Ryanair’s head of communication, Jade Kirwan, said: “Our new Norwich operation will not only bring competitive fares and a wider selection of Summer routes to our customers in Norwich and the wider Norfolk region, but will support important regional development through increased connectivity, inbound tourism, and local job creation.

“We have worked productively with our new partners at Norwich Airport to agree terms which enable Ryanair to deliver this growth and investment for the region, and we look forward to further developing our partnership with Norwich Airport and welcoming Norfolk customers/visitors onboard our Ryanair flights to/from Norwich as we continue to grow to 300 million p.a. by 2034.”

Last month Ryanair confirmed plans to extend its summer seasonal service between Cornwall and London into the winter season, following “strong demand”.