Bournemouth Airport is one of the UK’s quieter airports. Around 610,000 passengers passed through in 2011. The airport is an important UK departure point for low-cost airline Ryanair. Bournemouth also has a few scheduled flights with Aer Lingus and Blue Islands. The summer season sees a big increase in flights, with tour operator Thomson operating routes to beach holiday destinations. The vast majority of flights head for sunshine holiday regions in Spain, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Portugal and Italy. Seasonal ski flights head for Geneva. Seasonal routes also operate to the Caribbean. Late 2012 sees 5 airlines in residence, offering a choice of routes to beach holiday favourites and airports in France, Poland, Italy, Ireland, Guernsey and Jersey.
Main flight operators from Bournemouth:
• Blue Islands
Top 10 destinations (passenger numbers) in 2010:• Palma
Find live flight information at http://www.bournemouthairport.com