Ryanair will extend a handful of summer services from Dublin and Cork into its winter schedules, it has been announced.
The budget carrier will add a brand new Dublin-Milan Malpensa route to its roster for winter 2019.
A further six new summer routes have been extended into the winter too. From Cork, four new summer services will continue into the winter.
Ryanair’s Dublin-Milan Malpensa route is one of 21 new services at the airport this year.
Its twice-weekly flights to Bordeaux, Gothenburg, Kyiv, Southend and Pisa, and four-times weekly services to Bournemouth, will carry over into its winter schedule.
Ryanair will also add extra capacity to its existing Cologne, Lisbon and Malaga services.
“It’s fantastic to see Ryanair’s route network continue to go from strength to strength at Dublin airport,” said general manager Vincent Harrison.
“Today’s announcement means Ryanair will operate 82 routes from Dublin airport next winter.”
At Cork, Ryanair will carry over its summer Alicante, Budapest, Malta and Poznan routes into the winter, all flying twice-weekly.
Traffic at Cork is forecast to grow to 2.6 million passengers during 2019 across more than 50 routes.
Managing director Niall MacCarthy said: “The extension of services to these destinations means our customers will have even greater choice this coming winter, whether that is for a winter sun getaway, or a European city break.
“It will also benefit the region as a whole, with inbound visitor potential to key attractions such as the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East.”