Ryanair has announced ambitions to carry one million additional passengers from three airports in the north-east of England in 2013.
The low-cost carrier will add a total of nine new routes at Manchester, Liverpool and East Midlands airports, which will sustain up to 1,000 new jobs.
In Manchester, the Irish carrier will launch five new routes - to Corfu, Krakow, Lanzarote, Paphos and Trapani – with aims to attract 360,000 new passengers and create 360 jobs.
One new aircraft will also be moved to the base.
In Liverpool, Ryanair hopes to carry 180,000 new passengers on new routes to Lublin and Zadar.
In the East Midlands, two new routes, to Marseille and Menorca, will attract 460,000 new passengers, with one new aircraft also based at the airport.