Ryanair grows London airport flight schedule by 10% this summer

FILE PHOTO: A Ryanair aircraft lands on the southern runway at Gatwick Airport in Crawley

LONDON (Reuters) - Ryanair said it will grow its flight schedule to and from London's Stansted, Gatwick and Luton airports by 10% this summer compared to last summer, operating more than 3,000 weekly flights.

The Ireland-based airline, the largest in Europe, said on Tuesday that it was adding extra flights to Spanish destinations such as Malaga and Mallorca, as well as a new route between Stansted and Cornwall, in south west England.

Britain cut air passenger duty (APD) on domestic flights from April 2023 and Ryanair said that helped it add more routes within the UK. The airline repeated its call for the government to boost Britain's economy by abolishing APD for all flights.

(Reporting by Sarah Young, Editing by Kylie MacLellan)