Ryanair has announced its flights from Norwich to Alicante will continue this winter. 

The budget airline started flying from Norwich Airport last month and currently offers twice-weekly summer flights to Alicante, Malta and Faro in Portugal.

Now, just six weeks after its Norwich debut, Ryanair has published its winter schedule which confirms its flights to Alicante will continue through the winter season until next March.

Richard Pace, Norwich Airport's managing director, said: "This is another huge vote of confidence in Norwich Airport by Ryanair, coming so soon after the launch of their first-ever flights from Norwich.

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"Alicante is a hugely popular destination and we're delighted that Ryanair will continue twice weekly through the winter, bringing even more choice to passengers."

Ryanair's arrival has created 60 new jobs and will see more than 60,000 people use the airport. 

It means Norwich Airport is on track to surpass its pre-Covid passenger numbers of half a million people.

The airport currently offers flights to 17 destinations in 10 countries, with connections to 150 more locations via Amsterdam.