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Bournemouth Airport bounces back with start of holiday season

Bournemouth Airport is celebrating the start of the holiday season with no fewer than nine sunshine destinations restarting during May.

The airport’s largest operator, TUI, has just launched its summer season so whether you want to relax in Rhodes or kayak in Kefalonia, there is plenty of choice for sunshine getaways.

Bournemouth Airport is offering a total of 33 destinations in 16 countries in 2022/23 and has had a successful recruitment drive in preparation for the peak season.

This week sees the start of six TUI services to Greece and Spain including Crete (1st May), Corfu and Zante (2nd May), Kefalonia (3rd May), Menorca (4th May) and Rhodes (7th May). Later this month TUI starts flights to Ibiza (26th May) and Antalya (27th May) and Dalaman (30th May) in Turkey.

Steve Gill, Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport, said: “This week really does mark the start of the holiday season for us and we’re delighted that TUI is once again offering such a diverse range of destinations from Bournemouth.

“Passengers have an excellent choice available from their local airport and we’re already seeing many bookings back to pre-pandemic levels and in some cases even better. We’re looking forward to a busy 2022 and can’t wait to welcome passengers back.”

Karen Switzer, Director of Aviation Planning at TUI said: “We’re delighted to begin our summer 2022 programme to customers’ favourite holiday hotspots from Bournemouth Airport. We remain committed to offering our customers as much choice and flexibility from regional airports when it comes to our great range of holidays. We know that many of our customers haven’t been overseas for more than two years and can’t we wait to take them on their well-deserved holidays.”

Here is a full list of destinations available from Bournemouth Airport in 2022/23:

  • Cyprus: Paphos
  • Croatia: Zadar (new for 2022)
  • France: Bergerac
  • Greece: Corfu, Crete, Kefalonia, Rhodes, Zante
  • Hungary: Budapest (new for 2022)
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • Lapland: Enontekiö, Ivalo, Pajala
  • Malta (new for 2022)
  • Poland: Krakow, Wroclaw (new for 2022)
  • Portugal: Faro
  • 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), Bergamo (Italian Lakes), Arctic Circle

To view the entire 2022/23 flights schedule from Bournemouth Airport, click here.