Ryanair is set to open a new base at Prague Airport in the Czech Republic from the end of October.

The airline said it will base two planes there in an investment worth $200m.

Ryanair currently flies from Dublin, Brussels Charleroi and London Standsted to Prague and today it said it would start two new routes - Milan and Rome - from the Czech airport.

Kenny Jacobs, the company's chief marketing officer, said the new base is an integral part of Ryanair's continued expansion plans for both the Czech Republic and Eastern Europe.