Commercial flights from Bournemouth returned yesterday (Tuesday, 23 June 2020), as Ryanair passengers took off for Malaga for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic, with more routes now available to book.
Throughout July 2020, additional flights will recommence from Bournemouth Airport to Alicante, Dublin, Faro, Girona, Krakow, Malta, Murcia, Palma, Paphos, Prague and Tenerife with Ryanair, with the airport yet to confirm start dates for other airlines.
TUI will recommence routes to Antalya, Corfu, Dalaman, Lanzarote, Palma and Tenerife from 1 August 2020.
Bournemouth Airport has remained open for medical and military flights and General Aviation throughout the coronavirus crisis and has welcomed the return of commercial flying with proactive measures in place to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and passengers.
Some of the measures which are currently in place at the airport include:
- Enhanced cleaning in the terminal and throughout the site
- Installation of additional hand sanitiser units
- Installation of floor markings and signage (where feasible) so passengers can maintain a safe social distance
- Protective desk screens and reduced capacity in public areas
- Access and egress restrictions (one-way system)
- Displaying the latest public health information throughout the airport, including regular announcements
Steve Gill, Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport said: “The safety and well-being of our staff and passengers is our number one priority. We are continuing to rigorously implement all Government guidance and remain in regular contact with all relevant authorities. In the middle a difficult period for aviation and UK business as a whole, a return to commercial flying marks the first signs of recovery and gives a much-needed boost to regional and international air connectivity.”