Lonely Planet Writer

UK travellers can take Ryanair's new routes to some amazing destinations

UK travellers know they can look to Ryanair for cheap flights and now, the company has announced a number of new routes for 2018 that could directly transport them to some new and interesting spots.

Rimini, Italy is among the new destinations for Ryanair. Image by assalve/Getty Images

For those flying out of the capital, the airline has announced a new route from London Stansted to Rimini, Italy. The flight will run twice weekly, beginning in March, as part of the summer 2018 schedule. The seaside resort town of Rimini is famous for its beaches – and the boisterous nightclubs that come along with it, making it a good choice for beachgoers.

Residents of Glasgow will be happy to hear that there are new flights from the city to Madrid, Spain and Krakow, Poland. That means Scottish travellers will have direct access to the Spanish capital and one of Poland’s most popular cities for tourists. The airline had already added routes from Glasgow to Lisbon, Palanga, Valencia, Zadar and Frankfurt this year, so there’s more choice than ever.

Valetta city buildings with birds flying over them, Malta. Image by ©Anton Zelenov/Getty Images

Travellers in Northern Ireland will be happy to learn that Ryanair has also announced a new route from Belfast to Malta that will run twice a week this summer. Malta will be a huge draw for anyone looking for incredible rocky coastlines and amazing spots for snorkelling and diving. The new flight is in addition to summer options to hot spots like Lanzarote, Malaga, Milan and Tenerife.

Bristol also hasn’t been left out of the new flight announcements, as travellers will be able to fly direct to Valencia, Spain beginning in March, with flights running twice a week.