Ryanair is investing €400m to extend its services in the Canary Islands from next year.

The airline says it will base six planes across Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife from February while it will also increase routes and frequencies on its services to Fuerteventura.

Ryanair will increase its flights to and from the Canary Islands by 35 to a total of 112. The new routes include two from Cork to Gran Canaria and Tenerife, three from Knock to Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote and one new Shannon route to Fuerteventura.

Ryanair says the expansion is directly 'attributable to the visionary initiatives of the Canary Islands Government who, in recent years, have identified low fare access as being critical'.