A new flight between Manchester and the Latvian capital Riga will begin next spring.
Latvian carrier airBaltic will launch flights on 29 March, offering four services a week, with basic economy return fares from £69. New Airbus A220 aircraft will offer a business class cabin, with fares from £669 return.
The carrier will also offer connections from Riga to the Middle East and Russia.
Manchester airport commercial director Stephen Turner said: “It’s great to see airBaltic come to Manchester airport with flights to Riga. It is already a very popular destination, so it is great to see the Latvian flag carrier come onto the route too, giving additional choice and flexibility for the 22 million people in our vast catchment area.
“The airBaltic route will not only enable to enjoy the delights Riga has to offer but also massively open up eastern Europe and Russia to our passengers, which will benefit business and leisure travellers alike.”