EASYJET has revealed its first services from Newcastle Airport will be to Alicante, Barcelona and Belfast from April.
Services to Bristol, Paris and Prague will follow in August, with more routes planned for 2004.
The carrier will initially base two aircraft at the airport, rising to four by the end of next year. It anticipates it will attract close to one million customers in its first full-year from the airport.
Fares to Belfast start at £12.50 one-way, with Alicante starting from £27.50.
EasyJet sales and marketing manager David Magliano said: “As well as offering new weekend break and holiday destinations, the new routes will bring European tourists to the north east and boost local businesses.”