Ryanair will begin flying to Milan in Italy from Liverpool John Lennon Airport this year.
The Irish low-cost airline will start flying to Milan Malpensa in October 2017 and there will be three Liverpool-Milan flights a week.
It’s the first new flight to be unveiled in Ryanair’s winter 2017/18 schedule from Liverpool and tickets will go on sale soon.
LJLA’s director of air service development, Paul Winfield said: “It’s great to be able to celebrate our first new route announcement of the year so early into 2017 and for another airport in Italy to become linked with Liverpool later this year.
“We expect this flight to Milan Malpensa to prove popular with the region’s travellers looking to travel to this part of Italy and also look forward to welcoming visitors to the Liverpool city region from Italy on this service too.”
Ryanair – which last year announced it was recruiting hundreds of new cabin crew jobs – is in talks with Liverpool over more new routes.
To mark the launch, Ryanair has launched a £9.99 seat sale on other flights from Liverpool in February and March.
Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: “Ryanair is pleased to announce a new route from Liverpool to Milan Malpensa, with a three-times weekly service starting in October, as part of our Liverpool winter 2017 service, which will be launched soon.”
Passengers from Liverpool will have a choice of Milan flights. Romanian airline Blue Air last year announced Liverpool as its new European base and will start flying from Liverpool to Milan Bergamo this summer.