Ryanair announces new flights from North East to Gdansk, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Lanzarote and Tenerife

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Passengers will have a new choice of destinations from Newcastle this winter after airline Ryanair announced a new range of flights.

The budget airline has expanded its Newcastle winter 2016 schedule with thre new routes to Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw, in Poland - bringing the total number of routes to eight including Lanzarote and Tenerife.

The airline says it will double its traffic, help bring in 400,000 customers a year, and support 300 jobs at Newcastle International Airport.

Ryanair’s Newcastle winter 2016 schedule will deliver:

Five new routes, twice weekly to Gdansk, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Warsaw and Wroclaw.

More flights to: Alicante (four weekly) and Dublin (two daily)

Eight routes in total

More than 30 weekly flights

Robin Kiely, Ryanair’s head of marketing, said: “We are pleased to launch 3 new routes from Newcastle to Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw, as part of our significantly expanded winter 2016 schedule, bringing the total number of routes to eight including Lanzarote and Tenerife, which will help deliver 400,000 customers per annum, and support 300 jobs, as we more than double our operation at Newcastle Airport.

"To celebrate our 3 new routes to Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw, we are releasing seats for sale from just £19.99, which are available for booking until Wednesday May 4 for travel in November and December."

David Laws, chief executive at Newcastle International Airport, said: “We are delighted to see Ryanair continue to build its presence in the region and the announcement of these exciting new city routes is great news for the North East travelling public.

"Poland is a vibrant country with a host of attractions on offer and we expect these flights to Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw to be extremely popular, offering our passengers even more choice and availability from Newcastle Airport.”