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Ryanair launches 20th destination from Bournemouth Airport

Ryanair has confirmed its 20th destination from Bournemouth Airport with twice-weekly flights to Nantes in Brittany from June this year.

Europe’s biggest airline will fly on Wednesdays and Saturdays to France’s sixth largest city from 1st June. Tickets are available now at ryanair.com

Following the recent announcement of brand new flights to Morocco from April, it means Ryanair now offers 20 destinations and its biggest ever schedule from Bournemouth Airport.

Ryanair increased the number of flights last year by 30% with the addition of a second aircraft based at the airport.

And with tour operator TUI adding 60,000 extra seats from Bournemouth in 2024, airport bosses have already said they are confident of exceeding one million passengers this year for the first time since 2008.

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

Bournemouth Airport managing director Steve Gill said: “We’ve enjoyed a 16-year relationship with Ryanair and are delighted that the airline has chosen to introduce Nantes as its 20th destination this year. That comes hot on the heels of announcing Agadir in Morocco at the start of the year, and year-round flights to Lanzarote, which are new for 2024.

“It means we can offer passengers more choice than ever before, with 37 destinations available from Bournemouth. We are continuing to invest in upgrading our facilities and are also recruiting for a range of summer jobs including ground handling teams, passenger service staff and security officers.”

Find out more about the summer jobs available at Bournemouth Airport here.

Bournemouth Airport now has 37 destinations on offer. In 2023 it was ranked one of the top three airports in the UK for customer service.