Ryanair is expanding in Italy and Spain with new bases in Milan and Santiago de Compostela.

The budget carrier is to start four routes from Milan Malpensa to Stansted, Comiso, Bucharest and Seville from December 1.

Ryanair will also continue to operate from Milan’s Bergamo airport.

Chief commercial officer, David O’Brien, said: “We will continue to operate and grow at Milan Bergamo airport and, as demonstrated by the success of our dual airport strategies in Brussels, Glasgow and Rome, Ryanair will remain the ideal choice for both business and leisure customers.”

The Santiago base will open for summer 2016 as the airline’s 12th base in Spain. Routes have yet to be confirmed.

Chief marketing officer, Kenny Jacobs, said: “Ryanair is pleased to announce a new Santiago base for summer 2016, our 12th base in Spain, with one based aircraft, and we look forward to discussing growth possibilities with the Concello de Santiago de Compostela.

“We are pleased to add another base airport to our network, which will allow us to offer improved schedules on domestic services.”