UK budget airline Easyjet said it plans to launch five routes this year and will announce 25 more shortly.

The airline said it would begin flying between Gatwick and La Rochelle in France, Madrid and Palma in Majorca, Berlin and Lisbon, Berlin and Venice and Geneva to Cagliari in Sardinia on various dates in the spring and summer.

The extra services will increase the number of Easyjet routes to 285.