More Ryanair routes revealed

Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost carrier, has announced several new routes from its base at Stockholm Skavsta, including one to the UK.

Among the 13 new routes revealed by the carrier is a service between the Scandinavian airport and Liverpool's John Lennon Airport.

The route between Stockholm and Liverpool is due to launch in October and will operate four times a week.

The other routes announced by the airline will fly to Alicante, Basel, Bratislava, Eindhoven, Baden Baden, Malta, Pisa, Porto, Salzburg, Trapani and Valencia.

Michael O'Leary, Ryanair's chief executive, said: "Ryanair low fares in Sweden have been a tremendous success because Swedish passengers can't stand SAS's high fares and frequent strikes.

"With these new routes Ryanair will carry 2.5 million passengers annually to and from Stockholm Skavsta at less than one third of SAS's high fares.

"Only Ryanair guarantees the lowest fares from Sweden. If any passenger finds a lower fare with another airline on the same route, Ryanair will refund double the difference."

Recently, the International Air Transport Association revealed that Ryanair carried the most international passengers in 2006.