Showing posts with label Bournemouth Airport. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bournemouth Airport. Show all posts

15 July, 2024

Growing demand means Jet2 will bring forward its Bournemouth Airport launch date....

Good news for travellers in the South West of the UK as leading holiday firm Jet2 decided to bring forward the launch of flights from its newest base, Bournemouth Airport.

The airline and holiday company has announced it is moving the start date from 1st April 2025 to 4th February 2025 following an incredible response from customers and independent travel agents in the region. 

Tenerife – three weekly services (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday) operating from 4th February 2025.
Lanzarote – two weekly services (Monday and Thursday) operating from 6th February 2025.
Gran Canaria – weekly Sunday services operating from 9th February 2025.
These services will run all year round.

From April 2025 Jet2's first-ever summer programme from Bournemouth Airport will also commence, featuring 16 key destinations across Europe, including the Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Turkey, Greece and the Mediterranean. The firm will operate up to 27 weekly flights from the airport with two aircraft based there.  

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2 and Jet2holidays said: “It is very clear just how much customers and independent travel agents are looking forward to enjoying our award-winning flights and holidays from Bournemouth Airport, with the response exceeding all expectations. We know that local holidaymakers cannot wait for Jet2 .  com and Jet2holidays to launch from Bournemouth Airport, so we have shortened how long they have to wait by bringing forward our launch to February 2025. We cannot wait to get started, our plans are progressing brilliantly, and we are counting down the days until we can delight customers with our industry-leading service.”

Steve Gill, Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport, said: “This is fantastic news for passengers – not only are Jet2 and Jet2holidays bringing the launch of their flights and holidays forward by two months, but these flights to the Canaries will operate year-round. That means even more choice for local holidaymakers from Bournemouth Airport.”


Getting to Bournemouth Airport by Car
Shortly after the town of Ringwood, exit left on to the A338 dual carriageway and follow the signs for Bournemouth. Five miles along the A338 you will see the B3073 exit for Bournemouth Airport signposted on your left. Take the B3073 and follow signs to the airport

From London/M3 Corridor
If you’re travelling from London or anywhere along the M3 corridor, take the M3 southbound towards Southampton. Where the M3 joins the M27 follow the westbound directions for Bournemouth.

From the Midlands and North
Head for Oxford and join the A34 dual carriageway. The A34 will take you south as far as Winchester. At Winchester, join the M3 southbound and follow the directions given above.

From the Sussex/Kent coast
Take the A27 to the M27. At its western end the M27 becomes the A31 dual carriageway as it crosses the New Forest, and follow the directions given above.

From the South West
The most direct route from the south-west is to head for Wimborne using the A35. At Wimborne join the A31 where the airport will be clearly signposted.

There is a  More Bus Service 737 operating between Bournemouth Airport and the train station,

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03 January, 2024

Bournemouth Airport on track for 1million passengers

Bournemouth Airport expects to handle more than one million passengers in 2024 as Ryanair confirms its 19th destination from the airport.

Bournemouth Airport expects to handle more than one million passengers in 2024

And to cater for the expected passenger growth, airport owners Regional and City Airports is investing more than £5m in new facilities, equipment, staff and training.

Ryanair has confirmed it will start twice weekly flights to the beach destination of Agadir in Morrocco from 1st April next year.

The expanded network brings to 19 the number of destinations that Ryanair now offers from Bournemouth.

It follows the success of Ryanair’s 2023 season which saw it base a second aircraft at the airport for the summer, increasing the number of flights by 30% to 120 a week.

And tour operator TUI has already announced it will add a second aircraft at Bournemouth in 2024 with an extra 60,000 seats available, a 33% increase on its 2023 schedule. TUI has 14 destinations from Bournemouth with increased frequency planned on many routes next year.

The growth in destinations and frequency means the airport, which employs more than 250 people, expects to exceed one million passengers in 2024. The last time it hit that milestone was in 2008, 15 years ago.

Steve Gill, managing director of Bournemouth Airport, said: “We’ve embarked on a major investment programme to cater for the anticipated growth in passenger numbers. Before the pandemic we saw 800,000 passengers. Having exceeded that this year, we are confident of seeing more than one million in 2024.

13 April, 2023

Bournemouth Airport 360-video launched to assist passengers with additional requirements

Bournemouth Airport owner Regional & City Airports (RCA) and Cranfield University are launching a pioneering 360-degree video experience to help passengers with additional requirements get ready to visit their airports.

While 360-degree technology has been around for several years, this is the first time it has been used for this purpose by the aviation industry. The pioneering initiative has the potential to improve the experience for millions of passengers who face accessibility challenges when travelling by air in the UK.

3.6 million disabled people face challenges with air travel

According to the Civil Aviation Authority, more than 3.6 million people with disabilities travelled by air in the UK in 2019. Air travel can be particularly daunting for these passengers, especially those who are first-time flyers or have little experience with airport security procedures. This can lead to heightened anxiety, feelings of uncertainty, and added stress.

Consequently, passengers with disabilities or other accessibility challenges often need to plan their airport visits well in advance.

360 video tour will help passengers prepare for travel

The pilot 360-video experience – launching at Bournemouth Airport – will provide departing passengers with the opportunity to view and orientate themselves within the airport in 360 degrees without having to leave home. The narrated tour guides passengers through the airport from the point of arrival, through to check-in, security and the boarding gate, showing and explaining what passengers can expect on their day of travel.

One of the first projects to emerge from Cranfield and RCA’s strategic partnership to promote the development, testing and deployment of innovation across the aviation industry, the 360-video experience has the potential to revolutionise the way passengers with additional requirements prepare for their visits to Bournemouth Airport.

Making air travel more accessible and inclusive

25 March, 2023

More flights taking off from Bournemouth Airport this summer.....

Bournemouth Airport continues to ramp up for the busy summer season with flights starting to five destinations in the next week, and just in time for the Easter holidays.

This Sunday 26th March Ryanair starts flights to Budapest and Majorca, plus a brand new service to Edinburgh. And on Friday (31st March) it will begin flights to Girona.

In total Europe’s biggest airline has 18 destinations from Bournemouth this year, following a decision to base a second aircraft at the airport for 2023 which will enable 120 flights per week, up 30% on last year.

Meanwhile Bournemouth Airport’s other major operator, TUI, will also start flights to Majorca from next Saturday (1st April). It has 14 scheduled services this year which means Bournemouth has 35 destinations on offer for 2023/4.

Bournemouth Airport managing director Steve Gill said: “This is always an exciting time for us because it’s when we start to see the number of flights increasing as we gear up for the main start of the season in May.

“We’re delighted to see Ryanair’s brand new service to Edinburgh which is among three new destinations from them for 2023, including Venice year-round and Carcassonne. And with TUI also flying to Majorca there’s even more choice for local passengers.”

To celebrate Ryanair’s new routes the airport is currently running a competition to win pairs of return tickets to Carcassonne, Edinburgh and Venice. The closing date is 31st March.

The airport has been recruiting for the busy season and has published a series of behind-the-scenes videos of airport staff explaining what they love about their jobs. For the latest available vacancies see here.

And view the entire flight schedule from Bournemouth Airport, click here. A total of 35 destinations are available including:

Cyprus: Paphos 
Croatia: Zadar
France: Bergerac, Carcassonne 
Greece: Corfu, Crete, Kefalonia, Rhodes, Zante 
Hungary: Budapest
Ireland: Dublin 
Italy: Venice 
Lapland: Enontekiö, Ivalo, Pajala 
Poland: Krakow, Wroclaw
Portugal: Faro 
Scotland: Edinburgh
Spain: Alicante, Girona, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Majorca, Malaga, Menorca, Murcia, Tenerife 
Switzerland: Geneva 
Turkey: Antalya, Dalaman 
Special Departures: Barbados (fly/cruise), Fjords (fly/cruise)

23 January, 2023

Bournemouth Airport looking to recruit new staff

Bournemouth Airport is launching a recruitment drive to attract new staff as it gears up for a bumper summer season.

The airport is expecting to handle more passengers this year following the recent announcement by Ryanair that it will base a second aircraft at the airport this summer, with 30% more flights to 18 destinations, including new routes to Venice, Edinburgh and Carcassonne.

The airport, which currently employs around 250 personnel, will be holding a recruitment open day on Tuesday 24th January in the main departures terminal from 2pm to 6.30pm. Car parking is free.

The main focus is on recruiting passenger services and security staff, but there will also be vacancies for other roles including arrivals staff, ground handling staff and cleaners.

Anyone interested in attending the open day to find out more about the various roles available is asked to register their interest online with their preferred hourly time slot between 2pm and 6pm.

Bournemouth Airport managing director Steve Gill said: “With Ryanair launching their biggest ever season from Bournemouth this year and with a total of 29 destinations on offer in 15 countries in our 2023 schedule, we’re expecting a bumper season.

“Our employees are at the heart of our business and we want to recruit great people who can deliver the high levels of customer service for which Bournemouth Airport is renowned.”

Jobs that will be featured during the recruitment open day include passenger services and security. Here is an outline of the roles:

Passenger Services:

Providing help and support to ensure a smooth and seamless customer experience for passengers. Duties include:

Greeting and checking passengers’ travel documentation together with relevant documentation
Check passengers into airline systems in line with company policies and procedures, and regulatory and airline requirements
Asking relevant security questions
Reconciliation of passengers at boarding gates


Delivering an outstanding customer experience while maintaining the safety and integrity of the airport and passengers. Duties include:

Carrying out ID and boarding card checks
Searching customers, vehicles, staff and airline crew
Security, mobile patrols and perimeter checks
Carrying out security checks on cabin baggage
Operating security equipment such as X-Ray machines

The latest job opportunities at the airport are also posted on the airport’s website with details about how to apply.

02 June, 2022

New Ryanair services from Bournemouth Airport to Bergerac and Zadar commence this month

One of two new Ryanair routes launching this month from Bournemouth Airport gets underway this weekend with the start of flights to Bergerac in France on Saturday 4th June.

And later this month, on 18th June, Ryanair will start a new service to the resort of Zadar on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast.

It brings to 15 the number of Ryanair routes available from Bournemouth this summer. Both flights operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Tickets are on sale at

Bergerac is a quintessential medieval French town on the banks of the Dordogne and a gateway to south west France.

Zadar meanwhile is described by Rough Guides as “one of the coolest places on the Adriatic”, renowned for its Roman and Venetian ruins, uncrowded beaches and proximity to Croatia’s national parks.

Steve Gill, Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport, said: “Our summer season is well and truly underway and it’s great to see Ryanair bringing even more choice to holidaymakers from their local airport. We’ve got 33 destinations on offer this year to 16 countries and the travel industry really is starting to bounce back to meet strong demand for overseas travel.”

Ryanair’s 15 routes from Bournemouth include: Spain: Alicante, Girona (Barcelona), Gran Canaria, Malaga, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife; Ireland: Dublin; Hungary: Budapest; Poland: Krakow and Wroclaw; Portugal: Faro and Lisbon; Croatia: Zadar and France: Bergerac.

Across its route network, Ryanair operated over 88,400 flights in May, carrying 15.4 million passengers,  up over 750% from the same month last year. 

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29 April, 2022

New route to Malta

Ryanair is all set to start a new route from Bournemouth to Malta for this summer. The opening of this route operating twice per week will give holidaymakers even more choice of destinations, with a total of 15 routes operating to/from Bournemouth this Summer.

Ryanair’s Marketing Director, Dara Brady said:  "As Europe’s no. 1 airline, Ryanair is delighted to announce an exciting new Summer’22 route to Malta which will operate twice weekly starting this July. The opening of this route from Bournemouth reinforces our commitment to increasing connectivity, and travel options for our UK customers with 15 choices of destinations to/from Bournemouth this Summer."

Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport, Steve Gill said: “We’re delighted to see the return of Malta which is a very popular route from Bournemouth and will be warmly welcomed by passengers. It’s further evidence of our strengthening route network and means we can offer even more choice this Summer.”

Put your feet up and relax in beautiful Malta! Discover St. George's Bay, just a stone's throw from a sandy beach and the vibrant town of St. Julian's. Explore the streets of Valletta, described as one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world. Swim across lagoons in gin-clear waters, to reach inhabited islets, and soak in the sun away from everything.

A perfect island getaway!
Conveniently located in St. Julian's, the resort is only 13.5 kilometres from Malta International Airport and under 10 kilometres from Valletta, the Maltese capital. The Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St. Julian's features 252 stylish rooms and suites including a balcony or terrace where you can admire the lovely vistas. Some rooms offer a view stretching as far as Malta's sister island, Gozo.

Savour exquisite amenities at this chic St. Julian's hotel, which has 4 restaurants and bars at the Radisson Blu St. Julian's Hotel offers a diverse experience. Indulge in Mediterranean dishes at Le Bistro, or enjoy themed dining with varied buffets at Kon Tiki. At the Edge Restaurant, you can choose prime cuts of meat and fresh fish from the display, then watch our master grillers cook your selection. Sip cocktails on the terrace at The Bridge Bar as you take in the sea view.

In addition to a gym, 2 outdoor pool decks, an indoor pool and 2 tennis courts, this Malta resort is home to a boutique spa and wellness centre. You can explore the clear sea and learn to dive like a pro with classes from the resort's diving school.

Enjoy white sands and clear waters in Mellieha

Along with sunbathing, swimming and other beach activities, Mellieha is home to many local attractions, such as the Mosta Dome, and St. Paul's Bay, or family favourite of Popeye Village Malta, where Robin Williams filmed the musical. Take a walk to the country's only national park Il Majjistral to see the beauty of Malta's untouched wilderness. For added island adventure and beautiful Mediterranean scenery, take a ferry to the neighbouring island of Gozo.

Situated on the northwest coast of an island paradise, the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands lies on the magnificent shores of Golden Bay Beach, near Mellieha. This amazing beach resort offers everything you could wish for from an upscale spa hotel, including panoramic views and easy access to the sand and clear blue saltwater.

Along with sunbathing, swimming and other beach activities, this Mellieha hotel is near a variety of local attractions, such as the Mosta Dome, and St. Paul's Bay is just 5 kilometres away.

A stylish resort hotel on the shores of Golden Bay

To help you make the most of your Mediterranean vacation, the spa resort in Malta offers lavish accommodation that capitalizes on the surrounding scenery with balconies and plenty of windows. After a day of fun in the sun, retreat to your room or suite to enjoy the elegant interior design and modern amenities, such as minibars and free high-speed Wi-Fi.

Dining is also a pleasure at the Golden Sands resort, with 4 on-site restaurants and 3 on-site bars – perfect for celebrating special occasions over food and drinks.

When you're not busy enjoying the sand and sea, you can also take advantage of the 5-star services at the hotel spa. Additionally, the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands Malta hotel features 12 attractive conference rooms suitable for corporate and social functions, with the largest space capable of hosting up to 900 delegates.

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29 August, 2021

Bournemouth Airport at 80....

Bournemouth Airport is celebrating its 80th birthday this month having started life as an RAF base in August 1941.

RAF Hurn as it was then known, because of its proximity to Hurn village, was vital to the defence of southern England during the Second World War.

Control tower in 1989  photo Bournemouth Airport
It was used by both the RAF and United States Army Air forces until 1944 when it was transferred to civilian control and served as London’s transatlantic airport until Heathrow opened in 1948. Back then Pan Am operated a New York to Hurn flight five days a week, with a journey time of almost 18 hours because of various fuelling stops along the way.

Fast-forward to today and Bournemouth Airport will serve in excess of 30 domestic and international destinations in 2020/21 with more being added all the time as it rebuilds its route network following the impacts of travel restrictions caused by the pandemic.

Photo Bournemouth Airport

Steve Gill, Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport, said: “It’s great to be marking our 80th birthday and who would have guessed that a wartime airfield all those years ago would grow into the modern, international airport we see today.

26 July, 2021

TUI holidays return to the Balearic Islands from Bournemouth Airport.......

Last Tuesday Bournemouth Airport celebrated the return of TUI holidays to the Balearic Islands, with the first TUI flight of the Summer 2021 season departing for Majorca (Palma) at 10:15 today.

The popular route will operate three times a week – on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday – throughout the summer, until 24 October 2021.

TUI has already confirmed its 2021/2022 schedule from Bournemouth Airport, with flights to Spain (Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Majorca, Menorca, Tenerife), Greece (Corfu, Crete, Kefalonia, Rhodes, Zante), Cyprus (Paphos), and Turkey (Antalya, Dalaman) all set to resume.

In total, Bournemouth Airport has announced 33 domestic and international destinations in 16 countries for 2021/22.

Steve Gill, Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport, said: “We’re delighted to relaunch holidays to Majorca with TUI. Majorca is one of the most popular destinations from Bournemouth Airport, and it’s great to finally give holidaymakers longing to escape to the sun the opportunity to do so with all the ease and convenience of flying from their local airport. We’re working closely our airline partners to ensure safe travel through the airport, and we look forward to more routes returning over the coming weeks and months. We urge all passengers to consider their health and safety and show respect to fellow passengers by adhering to all safety measures. Above all else, we welcome the return of passengers to Bournemouth Airport and wish them a very happy holiday.”

For the latest destinations and timetable from Bournemouth Airport, 
download a copy of FLY Bournemouth 2021-22.

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19 June, 2021

easyJet will launch a new domestic route from Bournemouth International Airport to Liverpool John Lennon Airport this summer

The leading UK budget airline, easyJet has confirmed it will be launching a new domestic flight from Bournemouth to Liverpool this summer as demand for domestic travel increases.  The new route to Liverpool joins two further domestic easyJet routes operating from the South Coast airport to Belfast and Edinburgh, also starting for the first time this summer. 

Flights from Bournemouth International Airport to Liverpool John Lennon Airport will take off from 10 July and will, operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  The lead-in launch fares started at £22.99 one way plus charges and fees.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said: "We know our customers can’t wait to be reunited with friends and family or have more opportunity to explore the UK so this new route from Bournemouth should prove popular and will further strengthen our UK domestic network providing customers with even more choice."

Steve Gill, Managing Director at Bournemouth Airport, said: “Launching the new Liverpool route with easyJet is yet another important milestone for Bournemouth Airport and our region, adding even more choice and domestic connectivity between the south and the north-west. This is great news for business and leisure passengers in both directions and delivers on our promise to keep adding flights and keep growing our important partnership with easyJet. Bournemouth Airport had now launched 33 destinations in 15 countries, all available to book for 2021/22.”

28 May, 2021

easyJet launches two new routes from Bournemouth....

Earlier this week easyJet celebrated the launch of its new service between Bournemouth and Belfast. The first flight departed from Bournemouth to Belfast at 19:10, marking the launch of more convenient connectivity this summer between the South of England and key cities across the UK. The flight to Belfast is the first of two new domestic easyJet routes from Bournemouth launching this summer, flights to Edinburgh started Thursday.  

Both routes will operate twice weekly, with Belfast on Wednesdays and Saturdays and Edinburgh operating on Thursdays and Sundays, with both services running throughout the summer season, with fares starting from £40.99* per person. 

All customers booking flights with easyJet benefit from industry-leading flexible policies under easyJet’s ‘Protection Promise’ which means that customers can book now with the confidence that if their plans change, so can their booking.  

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said:  “We are delighted to have operated the first flight today and to be increasing our services from Bournemouth Airport. With the addition of the two new summer routes from Bournemouth, our customers now have more travel choices in the region for those looking to take a long-awaited summer break.”

21 March, 2021

Escape to the sun with Bournemouth Airport in 2021-22 Fly direct to 30 destinations in 14 countries

Bournemouth Airport’s annual destination guide, FLY has just been launched following a surge of interest and bookings for 2021 and 2022 holidays.........

FLY Bournemouth 2021-22 features 30 destinations in 14 countries. Returning for 2021 are the four Greek Islands, Corfu, Kefalonia, Rhodes and Zante, as well as Paphos in Cyprus and eight Spanish destinations including mainland Spain, the Balearics and Canary Islands. Passengers can also fly to Antalya in Turkey from May 2021 and Malta from July. Making a welcome return for winter 2021 are day trips and short breaks to Lapland and the Northern Lights, with a handful of year-round destinations offering the opportunity for winter sun.

27 November, 2020

Fred. Olsen Travel launches "Travel Bournemouth Airport"

Local Cruise specialists Fred. Olsen Travel, has expanded its brand portfolio on the South Coast with the launch of ‘Travel Bournemouth Airport’. While continuing to focus on and specialise in cruise, Fred. Olsen Travel will look to expand its land offerings with packages and product through Travel Bournemouth Airport.

Head of Commercial at Fred. Olsen Travel Paul Hardwick is delighted to announce that its five travel agencies in Dorset in Hampshire will be working with airlines and operators flying from Bournemouth to build an even stronger focus on flying from the airport through a local independent travel agent.

05 April, 2020

Bournemouth Airport during the current coronavirus lockdown -video

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