Ryanair CEO says plans mean more holiday-makers can travel from local airports

Budget airline Ryanair will create 1,000 jobs in the UK next year by flying a million more passengers on new routes, including routes from the East Midlands.

Operating more than 1,500 flights per day, across 28 countries, East Midlands Airport is one of three locations set to benefit, alongside Liverpool and Manchester.

Ryanair plans to add nine new routes, two of which will run from the East Midlands - to Marseille and Menorca, creating 460 jobs in the region.