Ryanair has added Majorca to a range of destinations it plans to serve from Hamburg as part of a strategy to expand its business in Germany.

For the summer 2016 schedule, the Dublin-headquartered budget carrier will start daily flights to Palma de Mallorca from Germany's second city.

Earlier this year, the carrier disclosed plans to operate daily flights to Spain's capital Madrid and Barcelona, plus thrice-weekly services to Alicante and Malaga from Hamburg for its winter 2015/2016 schedule.

Today, Ryanair operates flights from the Hanseatic city to Lisbon and Porto in Portugal.

Chief executive Michael O'Leary says Ryanair aims to carry 500,000 passengers on flights to and from Hamburg as part of its strategy to expand its market share in Germany from 5% to 20%.

Source: Cirium Dashboard