Ryanair is ramping up festive season flights from Stansted and Gatwick.

Eleven extra weekly flights will operate to Dublin from both London area airports between December 16 and January 3.

The enhanced schedule involves a total of 24 additional flights including Stansted to Bari and Porto.

This follows recent additions from Manchester, Malaga, Budapest and Paris Beauvais. 

Fares start at £19.99 one-way for travel over the Christmas and new year period for bookings made by midnight on Thursday (December 3).

Commercial director Jason McGuinness said: “We are delighted to announce a further 24 flights this December and January as a result of increased demand this Christmas – just in time to fly everyone home to unite with loved ones.”