Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has announced that it will begin operating seven new routes in and out of the German town of Memmingen (100km west of Munich) from next month that will offer travellers in and out of the Bavarian region more choice. Germany's national airline Lufthansa is currently the main operator in the area, which charges high fares and unjustified fuel surcharges, according to Ryanair. The seven new destinations from Memmingen will include Alghero (Sardinia), Alicante, Barcelona (Girona), Barcelona (Reus), Dublin, London (Stansted) and Pisa in Italy. Ryanair expects to serve over 500,000 passengers a year through the new routes at Memmingen. 500 new jobs will be created in the local area as a result Ryanair's new operations. To celebrate its new Memmingen (Munich West) operations, Ryanair has discounted 1million of its lowest fares across Europe for travel during April, May and June, by 50%. Ryanair's Michael O'Leary said: 'Ryanair is delighted to join up with Memmingen (Munich West) Airport, to finally bring really low fares, competition, and choice to consumers and visitors of Bavaria. Memmingen, which is approximately 100kms West of Munich, provides Ryanair with a first and ideal gateway to Southern Germany and the Bavarian region. 'These 7 new routes to Alghero (Sardinia), Alicante, Barcelona (Girona and Reus), Dublin, London (Stansted) and Pisa, mean for the first time that the people of Munich can now avail of Ryanair's guaranteed lowest fares, with no fuel surcharges guaranteed, to travel all over Europe from April next. 'Passengers to/from Bavaria now have a real choice over the high fares, unjustified fuel surcharges and poor punctuality services provided by Lufthansa at Munich Airport. More importantly Ryanair's partnership with Memmingen will create a flood of new tourists and visitors to Bavaria and we expect to carry 500,000 passengers in the first year which should sustain 500 new jobs in the local economy around Memmingen. 'To celebrate these new routes and Memmingen (Munich West) Airport, Ryanair is knocking 50% off our 1 million lowest fares which are now available for just EUR5, for travel across Europe in April, May and June. '