Here’s Bournemouth Airport in a nutshell, courtesy of some truly fascinating facts:
More than 600,000 passengers were served by Bournemouth Airport during 2010/11.
Bournemouth Airport offers flights to more than 35 destinations – mostly leisure, holiday and city break destinations throughout Europe as well as transatlantic flights to serve the winter fly-cruise market.
Two low-cost airlines operate from Bournemouth – Ryanair (which has a based aircraft at Bournemouth) and easyJet (which will operate an 8 x week service to Geneva this winter).
The airport has undergone a £45 million redevelopment programme which will include the installation of Cat III navigation and lighting aids, a new international arrivals hall, plus improved check in, security and departure hall facilities.
The redevelopment will be phased over the next couple of years.
The terminal at Bournemouth Airport currently occupies a total of 5430 square metres, with approximately 1200 square metres to be replaced and 4600 square metres of new build to be added as part of our redevelopment.
Bournemouth Airport is believed to be the only UK airport with its own in-flight catering service. Over 50,000 in-flight meals are prepared each year by the team whose past and present clients include the Ministry of Defence and the Oman Air Force and Concorde.
On-site maintenance checks are available on a wide range of aircraft including the Boeing 727, 737 family, 757 and 767, as well as the Airbus A300, A310 and A320 family.