Budget airline Ryanair starts flying for the first time from Norwich Airport

One of the first Ryanair flights at Norwich Airport. Credit: Sam Warren

The budget airline Ryanair has started flights from a city airport, in a move that bosses say will bring dozens of new jobs.

The airline is introducing three new routes this summer from Norwich to Alicante, Faro and Malta.

Twelve flights a week will now depart and arrive, with the airline saying it will create 60 new jobs.

Richard Pace, managing director of Norwich Airport, said: “This is fantastic news for passengers and the first time that Ryanair has flown from Norwich Airport.

"Alicante, Faro and Malta are hugely popular destinations and with twice-weekly flights it means we can offer passengers even more great choice from their local airport.

"We’re delighted to be increasing connectivity for local communities."

Jade Kirwan from Ryanair, said: “Our new Norwich operation will not only bring competitive fares and a wider selection of Summer routes to our customers in Norwich and the wider Norfolk region, but will support important regional development through increased connectivity, inbound tourism, and local job creation."

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