Ryanair is to increase frequencies on 12 routes from the UK to Faro next month.

Portugal was recently added to the UK’s quarantine exemption list, meaning arrivals from the country no longer need to self-isolate, and airlines are seeing an increase in demand for flights to Portuguese destinations including the Algarve region.

The low-cost Irish carrier said it would add a total of 14 weekly frequencies on routes from 12 UK airports to Faro, for travel between September 11 and October 24.

Revised frequencies will be as follows:

  • Bournemouth four weekly flights (+1)
  • Bristol six weekly flights (+1)
  • Cardiff three weekly flights (+1)
  • Edinburgh four weekly flights (+1)
  • East Midlands Airport eight weekly flights (+1)
  • Glasgow Prestwick four weekly flights (+1)
  • Liverpool six weekly flights (+1)
  • London Southend three weekly flights (+1)
  • Luton five weekly flights (+1)
  • Manchester 13 weekly flights (+2)
  • Newcastle four weekly flights (+2)
  • Stansted 15 weekly flights (+1)

Earlier this month Ryanair announced plans to cut capacity during September and October by 20 per cent, blaming a weakening in forward bookings.

The carrier said that most of the cuts will come in the form of frequency reductions rather than route closures, and would focus on services to Spain, France and Sweden.