Up to 1,900 jobs to be created at ‘world class’ business park

Plans have been unveiled to create up to 1,900 jobs by extending Bournemouth Airport’s business park. Rigby Real Estate has submitted three planning applications for land at the Aviation Business Park across the airport’s northern sector. If approved, the plans will deliver more than a million square feet of new commercial floor space over approximately 75 acres of land. As … Read More

Ryanair’s first flights to Dublin and Prague take off from Bournemouth

Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, has celebrated its first flights from Bournemouth to Dublin and Prague. Ryanair’s Bournemouth summer schedule includes 13 routes in total, with three new routes to Dublin, Prague and Paphos. The Dublin service is four times a week while Bournemouth to Prague is twice-weekly. To mark the start of the new Bournemouth routes and the official … Read More

Presents galore as Bournemouth Airport backs Christmas appeal

Generous businesses and passengers at Bournemouth Airport have donated more than a thousand presents – including 800 soft toy bears – to a Christmas appeal. Five hundred bears, alone, came from TUI Airways with World Duty Free providing a further 300 after cash donations by passengers. Bournemouth Airport employees, as well as staff and pupils at nearby Parkfield School, also … Read More

Loganair launches new routes to Channel Islands from Bournemouth Airport

Two new seasonal routes from Bournemouth Airport to the Channel Islands have been unveiled for 2019. Flights to Jersey and Guernsey are scheduled from April to October by Scottish airline Loganair – the carrier’s first operations from the regional airport on the South Coast. Jersey and Guernsey will be served by Loganair’s 37-seat Embraer 135 jet, with the Jersey flight … Read More

Bournemouth Airport takes off with global business jet company

In a major landmark announcement Regional & City Airports (RCA) has unveiled a deal that will create further employment at Bournemouth Airport following Gama Aviation’s decision to relocate its UK King Air and private jet maintenance capability to the expanding facility. The news, which comes just seven months after the airports management division of Rigby Group plc acquired Bournemouth Airport … Read More

Paul Knight to retire as Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport

Regional & City Airports (RCA), the airports management division of Rigby Group plc, has announced that Paul Knight will retire as Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport in September 2018. Mr Knight, 61, who joined the airport in 1981 as a firefighter, was appointed Managing Director in 2012. In a wide-ranging career he held a number of senior positions at Bournemouth … Read More

Bournemouth Airport unveils new exciting 2018 schedule

Bournemouth Airport has unveiled one of its most diverse schedules with publication of the latest edition of its Bournemouth Connects Magazine. With more than 25 destinations on offer this year, the magazine includes full listings of all Bournemouth Airport’s scheduled services, charters and seasonal specials available in 2018. Highlights include a range of new short breaks to destinations such as … Read More

Parkfield to hold Open Evening at new Hurn site

Parkfield pupils and staff are preparing to show off their new school at Hurn with an Open Evening. The event is open to all and will take place on Thursday September 28, between 4pm and 8pm. Around 420 pupils, staff and support staff, have moved into the eight-acre educational facility, next to Bournemouth Airport. The former air traffic control training building has … Read More