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Airport’s summer schedule in full swing

Bournemouth Airport’s summer schedule in full swing. With summer just around the corner, Bournemouth Airport is gearing up to welcome an influx of passengers as its sunshine schedule gets into full swing.

May traditionally marks the start of the holiday season for the airport and this year is no different with a raft of summer flights to Europe, the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands starting from Bournemouth in the coming days and weeks.

The airport, which was ranked in the top three UK airports for customer service last year, has a total of 37 destinations in 19 countries for 2024, with more seats on offer than ever before. This year it expects to handle more than one million passengers for the first time since 2008.

Tour operator TUI has added a second aircraft and 60,000 seats this summer with flights to Corfu, Crete, Kefalonia, Rhodes, Zante, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Menorca, Antalya and Dalaman all taking off in May.

TUI’s flights to Majorca and Paphos started in March, and TUI flies year-round to Tenerife from Bournemouth.

Ryanair meanwhile has 20 destinations on offer, with flights to Zadar, Bergerac and Carcassonne starting in May, and a brand new service to Nantes starting in June. Another new service, to Agadir in Morocco, started in April, along with seasonal flights to Budapest, Venice, Girona, Majorca and Murcia in March, all running until late October.

Ryanair currently flies year-round from Bournemouth to Malta, Krakow, Wroclaw, Faro, Edinburgh, Alicante, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Malaga and Tenerife.

The airport’s continued growth means owners Regional & City Airports is investing around £5m this year in upgrading facilities.

And next year promises to be even bigger, with jet2.com and Jet2holidays recently announcing 16 destinations for 2025, having chosen Bournemouth as its 12th UK base airport. Those routes are on sale now.

Steve Gill, Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport, said: “The airport continues to go from strength to strength, with TUI’s second aircraft based here this summer, new routes from Ryanair and the arrival of Jet2 next year all offering even more choice to local people. I would like to thank everyone who has chosen the travel with us this year and we look forward to welcoming you to Bournemouth Airport.”

To view the full Bournemouth Airport schedule see here and for more information visit the airport’s website.