RYANAIR has announced that it will be basing one more aircraft at Bristol Airport following a $500m investment.

This will bring the airline's Bristol-based fleet to five.

As part of its Winter 23/24 schedule, it has announced 25 routes, including two new Porto and Venice routes.

Ryanair will also operate even more frequencies on another 10 routes to popular winter sun destinations, such as Alicante, Budapest, Lanzarote, Malaga, and Sofia. 

The airlines supports over 1,700 local jobs at the North Somerset airport, including 30 new pilot and cabin crew positions.

In celebration of the news, Ryanair has launched a limited-time seat sale with fairs from just £21.99. There isn't long to get this deal, as seats must be booked by October 21, 2023.

You can book seats via the Ryanair website.

Ryanair’s head of communications, Jade Kirwan, said: “Ryanair is pleased to announce more growth, investment and jobs for the South West with the launch of Ryanair’s Winter 23/24 schedule for Bristol.

"With 25 routes for winter, including our new Porto and Venice routes, as well as increased frequencies on another 10 popular winter sun destinations, like Alicante, Budapest, Lanzarote, Malaga and Sofia, our customers in the South West can avail of a wide range of winter destinations at Ryanair’s infamously low fares. 

"To support this growth, Ryanair will base another new aircraft at Bristol Airport for Winter 23/24, bringing our total fleet at Bristol Airport to five aircraft – a $500m investment supporting over 1,700 local jobs, including the creation of 30 new high-paid aviation jobs."

Ryanair has also said that NATS, a global leader in airline traffic and control, should reimburse customers after 360,000 passengers had their flights cancelled in August.

More than 5,000 flights were also delayed.

Jade added: "Ryanair calls on Transport Minister, Mark Harper, and the UK Govt to urgently reform ATC and guarantee UK passengers that they will not suffer any more disruptions as a result of repeated NATS failures, mismanagement and incompetence.”

NATS has been approached for a comment.