Ryanair has announced that it is to start trialling connecting flights through one of its Italian airports.
The company will offer its first connecting flights through Rome Fiumicino Airport, with ten routes being introduced in the first phase.
According to The Irish Times, the move is likely to be the first in a roll-out of connecting flights across its global network.
Flyers will be able to connect to/from Alicante, Barcelona, Bari, Brussels, Catania, Comiso, Malta & Palermo via Rome.
"Ryanair is pleased to launch our first connecting flights service via Rome Fiumicino Airport, allowing customers to book connecting Ryanair flights on the lowest fares in Europe," said David O'Brien, Ryanair's Chief Commercial Officer.
Starting with an initial 10 Rome routes, customers will be able to transfer onto their next flight without having to go landside, and have their bags checked through to their final destination."