Stephen Gill, Managing Director, Bournemouth Airport. The airport has published its Fly Bournemouth 2020 preview, detailing flights for 2020.
Holidaymakers looking to fly from Bournemouth Airport for travel convenience have two new sunshine destinations for Summer 2020.
The stunning Greek islands of Skiathos, in the Aegean Sea, and Zante, in the Ionian Sea, are now among 30-plus international routes available from the airport.
Skiathos, a filming location for the hit Abba-themed movie Mamma Mia!, and Zante, home to turtle nesting beaches, are run by TUI from May to October and May to September respectively.
TUI is also introducing new 10 and 11 night holidays to mid-haul hotspot Antalya, on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, and providing more duration options for customers.
Details of flights from Bournemouth Airport, which saw 708,869 passengers go through the terminal over 12 months to March 31, are now available in the Fly Bournemouth 2020 preview.
A new airlink between Bournemouth and Jersey celebrated its in inaugural flight today, part of Loganair’s summer 2019 schedule from the airport.
For the Scottish regional airline’s first ever operations from the South Coast airport, passengers travelled aboard a tartan branded 37-seat Embraer 135 Jet, arriving in Jersey only 45 minutes later.
Passengers departing from Bournemouth were treated to Jersey ice cream courtesy of the airline, served from a specially branded Loganair ice-cream truck, and the aircraft was met with a water-cannon salute by the aircraft’s fire brigade as it touched down.
Loganair is providing three services per week between southern England and the Channel Island – on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays until October 4 – enabling holidaymakers to tailor breaks around a five-day, full week or long weekend trips.
The airline is also commencing weekly Saturday flights to Guernsey on May 13 – the sunniest place in the British Isles. Popular with the leisure market, the once a week schedule is designed for seven-day breaks.
All of Loganair’s fares include 20kg of complimentary luggage allowance, as well as onboard refreshments and a 33 per cent discount for children up to the age of 11 years old.
Stephen Gill, Managing Director, Bournemouth Airport, said: “Loganair’s flights to the Channel Islands are excellent news for holidaymakers and businesses requiring the convenience of a customer-focused regional airport, saving them time and cost in travelling to alternative airports.
“Passengers and Loganair flight crews can look forward to a warm South Coast welcome here at Bournemouth Airport.”
Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair’s Managing Director, said: “It’s a privilege to officially start operations from Bournemouth Airport for the first time, connecting England’s South Coast region with the wonderful island of Jersey.
“Jersey is a perfect holiday destination and with the summer almost upon us, our schedule enables flexible breaks of different durations. It’s also great to see Captain Davies, a home-grown pilot, flying once again from Bournemouth Airport.”
Paul Holley, Group Commercial Manager for Ports of Jersey said: “As one of our existing airline partners Loganair continues to invest in Jersey, and this summer we are pleased to welcome the Bournemouth route to the expanding Loganair network at Jersey Airport.
“With a tiered choice of airfares and up to three flights a week, we anticipate a good response from both leisure and business passengers when making travel plans.”
Spanning nine miles long by five miles wide, Jersey is an extremely popular holiday destination dotted with idyllic beaches, museums, military history and excellent food. It’s close proximity to France gifts the island a sunny microclimate which only increases its allure.
Tickets for the route are currently on sale and can be purchased online at http://www.loganair.co.uk or by calling 0344 800 2855.
Yellow Buses’ new-look service will pick up passengers from the airport’s arrivals terminal as well as the ever-growing Aviation Business Park.
The new service has been designed to bring direct connections to many more people; it continues to serve Bournemouth Square and the railway station, but will now be serving Winton, Moordown, Northbourne and Parley Cross.
It will run from 6am through to 7pm every day of week, including weekends and bank holidays. The deal between Bournemouth’s brightest bus company and Bournemouth Airport will see the service change from the A1 to the 14, bringing the service into Yellow Buses’ wider network. This means that passengers will benefit from cheaper prices, with a single ticket to the airport from anywhere on the route costing no more than £2.40, and a day return ticket costing no more than £3.70.
Regular users wanting to access the growing job market at the Aviation Business Park will benefit from Yellow Buses’ Glo cards, making the daily commute more affordable.
Andrew Smith, Managing Director of Yellow Buses, said: “This is a renewed contract but we’ve widened out the service. It will go to the airport passenger terminal and around the business park, as well as providing passengers from the Winton and Moordown area with a direct bus to and from the airport. We are opening up the service to meet the wider market and another benefit is that the service will be run on our own fare structure meaning it will be even better value for money. We’re particularly excited about our new-look app, which not only helps passengers plan their journey with real time departure information at their fingertips, but also allows them to buy their bus tickets.”
Paul Knight, Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport, said: “Ryanair has doubled the size of their winter programme this year, so we will be seeing even more passengers using the airport – many of whom will benefit from this improved service. The new route will also be a huge boost for those working on the Aviation Business Park which currently supports over 200 businesses, employing 3000 people.”