Budget airline, easyJet has accounced it is to increase capacity on five of its ski routes this winter.

easyJet has increased capacity on flights from the UK to Geneva, Grenoble, Lyon, Salzburg and Innsbruck with prices starting from £21.99 one-way (including taxes) between January and March.

This season, the airline is offering more than one million seats to ski destinations, a four-percent increase on last season, reportedly making it Britain's largest ski airline.

UK director Paul Simmons said the increased capacity and new routes will enable the carrier to meet strong demand from thousands of skiers and snowboarders set to head overseas in the coming months.

From Grenoble Airport access Les Arcs, La Plagne, Les Deux Alps, Serre Chevalier and Alpe d'Huez; from Lyon access Chamrousse, Autrans, Villard de Lans; from Geneva access Chamonix, Flaine, Megeve, Samoens, Villars-Gryon and Les Gets; from Salzburg Airport access Ellmau, Flachau, Oberaudorf, Obertauern, Schladming and Seefeld; and from Innsbruck Airport access Axamer Lizum, Ischgl, Mayrhofen, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Solden and St. Anton.

The airline also launched a route between Edinburgh and Grenoble this winter, flying Saturdays and Sundays until mid-April. 

easyJet also offers ski routes to Milan, Basel, Munich, Sofia and Zurich.