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Despite the global credit crunch, Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline, today announced that it will launch two new routes from Liverpool John Lennon Airport later this year. Services will commence to Paris Beauvais in France and to Turin in Italy for the Winter season onwards.

This latest expansion brings the number of routes at Ryanair’s Liverpool base to 46 and passengers can now access an even wider variety of European destinations from Liverpool.

Flights will operate daily to Paris Beauvais starting from the beginning of November, whilst the weekly flight to Turin commences on 20th December.

Speaking today Ryanair Sales and Marketing Executive Maria Macken said, "This latest route expansion means that passengers in the North West can now enjoy an even greater choice of low fare destinations. The new Paris Beauvais will mean an extra 100,000 passengers per annum travelling to and from Liverpool, sustaining an additional 100 jobs.

"This announcement proves that Ryanair is committed to delivering the lowest fares guaranteed and no fuel surcharges ever on all its routes."

Neil Pakey, Peel Airport’s Deputy CEO, said: "At a time when many airlines are cutting back and we hear about the credit crunch, it is particularly pleasing to see Ryanair’s continued commitment to their operations from Liverpool with these new services. Paris is a great all year round destination for both business and leisure whilst Turin will be popular with skiers in the coming months."

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