Ryanair will add 18 routes to its Italian summer schedule next year, including 13 from airports serving Milan.
The budget carrier says it will operate from Bergamo to Burgas, Frankfurt, Lappeenranta, Plovdiv, Poznan, Tangier and Tel Aviv, and plans to base an additional aircraft at the northern Italian gateway. Ryanair also intends to extend its connecting product at Bergamo such that the number of routes available increases by 31 to 131.
Six destinations are to join the airline's Milan Malpensa network: Alicante, Katowice, Lamezia Terme, Liverpool, Palermo and Valencia.
Ryanair will also add three new routes from Rimini, to London Stansted, Kaunas and Warsaw Modlin, and two from Pescara, to Malta and Warsaw Modlin.
FlightGlobal schedules data indicates that Ryanair will compete with EasyJet on the domestic route between Milan Malpensa and Palermo in Sicily.