Additional flights are being added by Ryanair over the festive season.

A total of 24 extra services will run from December 17 from eight countries across Europe including the UK.

The no-frills carrier will be adding fights from Stansted to Athens, Bucharest, Budapest, Malaga and Seville plus Manchester to the Canary islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

The increased capacity will be available until January 9 to cover the new year period.

A seat sale will see fares lead-in at £19.99 one-way for bookings made by midnight on Thursday (November 19).

Commercial director Jason McGuinness said: “We are delighted to announce an additional 24 flights this December and January, just in time to fly everyone home to celebrate Christmas with their families and friends.”