Ryanair, the low-cost airline has today launched its winter 2021/22 schedule from Birmingham, opening six new routes.

This will increase their number of routes from the West Midlands airport to 28, with Ryanair wanting to connect Birmingham with more European destinations.

Ryanair will be able to accommodate this thanks to taking on 55 Boeing 737-8200 ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft this winter.

The new routes will see passengers able to travel to Lisbon, Bergamo, Bucharest, Shannon. Turin and Vilnius.

As part of this announcement the airline has launched a £19.99 seat sale for travel until the end of November 2021, which must be booked by midnight Friday, 10th September on www.Ryanair.com

Ryanair’s Director of Commercial Jason McGuinness was “delighted” to announce the new routes.

He also called on the UK Government to “scrap or suspend” APD (air passenger duty) to allow airlines to recover amid confidence returning to travel.

“APD makes UK airports very uncompetitive versus Europe, where Ryanair continues to add capacity, having opened a number of bases in recent months in the likes of Zagreb, Stockholm, Billund and Riga,” he said.

“While Ryanair is committed to the UK and its Birmingham airport, the lack of Govt support continues to create further barriers to boosting traffic and growth.”

He also encouraged potential passengers to act quickly before the “amazing low fares” were snapped up for the winter flights.