RYANAIR will run nine routes from Bournemouth Airport next summer.

The low-cost airline, launched their 2016 schedule yesterday, confirming there would be five weekly flights to Faro, with 34 flights a week in total.

In 2014, the airline ran 16 routes from Bournemouth Airport during the summer.

But upon reducing the number to nine this year, the airline attributed this change to a 'lack of aircraft'.

At the time, Maria Macken, Ryanair’s UK sales and marketing manager, said aircraft capacity was due to increase, with the airline due to take delivery of 383 new Boeing aircraft over the next nine years.

Routes for summer 2016 include daily flights to Palma, flights to Alicante, Murcia and Girona four times a week, Gran Canaria once a week, Malaga six times a week, Tenerife once a week and Malta twice a week.

Ryanair say the schedule will deliver 430,000 customers a year and support 320 on site jobs at Bournemouth Airport.

Robin Kiely, from the airline said: "Our customers can look forward to further improvements in the coming months, including our personalised website, with exciting new digital features such as ‘hold the fare’ and real customer destination reviews, under our “Always Getting Better” programme, as we continue to offer so much more than just lowest fares."

The announcement comes weeks after Flybe pulled out of Bournemouth Airport, just six months after relaunching flights.

And in October Royal Mail revealed they would also be pulling their business after 30 years.

Paul Knight, managing director of Bournemouth Airport, said: "I'm delighted to see that Ryanair has confirmed their flight schedules for summer 2016.

"They will be offering a similar program to this year, which demonstrates the airline's ongoing commitment to the airport and the region."