A LOW-COST airline is offering people the chance to help decide on its new destinations from the North-East.

Last month, easyJet announced plans to set up a new base in Newcastle, bringing a range of low-fare destinations.

The move follows easyJet's buyout of fellow budget airline Go to create Europe's largest company of its kind.

It builds on the success of Go's Newcastle to London Stansted route, established a year ago, which will continue with four flights a day in each direction under the new company.

Next April, easyJet will start flying to three European cities direct from Newcastle Airport. It is asking local people to help it decide where.

A company spokesman said: "This base fills a gap in easyJet's otherwise comprehensive coverage of the UK.

"EasyJet will start with two aircraft based at the airport, with more scheduled to be added as the route network is increased.

"But before making any decisions about which new routes to fly, easyJet would like to hear what people think."

People are invited to state their preferred destination by logging on to the company's website at www.easyjet.com and visiting the online survey page.

They can choose from a list of destinations that Go and easyJet serve from other UK airports, and the survey's results will be taken into account during the decision-making process.

The names of those who pick the three final choices will be entered into prize draws, with the winners receiving tickets for return flights to their selected cities.

All entries must be received by midnight next Wednesday, with decisions on the three destinations likely to be made next month.

Those on offer in the UK: Aberdeen, Belfast, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Liverpool, London Luton, and London Gatwick. In Spain: Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Ibiza, Malaga, Madrid, and Palma In Switzerland: Geneva, Zurich. In Italy: Bologna, Naples, Milan, Rome and Venice. In France: Lyon, Nice and Paris. Elsewhere: Amsterdam, Athens, Faro, Copenhagen, Munich, and Prague