Bournemouth Airport unveils new exciting 2018 schedule

Flying high: Bournemouth Airport has unveiled one of its most diverse schedules with more than 25 destinations on offer in 2018.

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 Iceland, Tuscany and Madeira, and a full programme of winter sunshine destinations with regular flights to Geneva for ski enthusiasts.

Paul Knight, Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport, said: “We’re unveiling one of our most interesting ever schedules for 2018 and we’re delighted to be offering people so much choice from their local airport.

“In additional to our well established scheduled and package holiday offerings we have a new series of fantastic short breaks and year-round sunshine destinations.

“We think people will be surprised at just where flying from Bournemouth Airport can take you – the world really is accessible from your doorstep.”

Copies of Bournemouth Connects Magazine, which includes a handy destination guide so people can see at a glance the range of options on offer, are available from the airport, or can be downloaded from:

Bournemouth Airport is part of Regional & City Airports, the airports management division of Rigby Group plc.


Notes to journalists:

For more information please contact:

Ron Wain or Andrew Diprose, Deep South Media, on 01202 534487.

Rigby Group

Rigby Group plc is the parent company for a portfolio of family-owned and highly successful businesses operating across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.  Diversifying from its origins as a principally technology-led business, Rigby Group plc has evolved across the last 40 years – through smart, strategic acquisitions – into a £2.1Bn British success story with more than £286m in net assets and 7,500 employees.

Rigby Group comprises six key divisions: Aviation (British International Helicopters and Capital Air Ambulance), Technology (SCC – Europe’s largest independent IT services business), Airports (XLR Jet Centres, Regional & City Airports, Norwich Airport, Bournemouth Airport, Exeter Airport and Coventry Airport), Hotels (the Eden Hotel Collection), Real Estate (Rigby & Rigby super prime property development, Rigby Group Real Estate and Imperial Park, Coventry) and Finance (Rigby Private Equity, Rigby Technology Investments and Rigby Capital).


Regional & City Airports (RCA) owns and operates Norwich Airport, Exeter Airport, Coventry Airport and recent acquisition Bournemouth Airport, as well as holding management contracts for Blackpool International Airport, Solent Airport (Daedalus) and City of Derry Airport.

RCA has built a reputation as an efficient and safe commercial airports operator, driving improvements to route development, commercial revenues, operating costs and capital investment to deliver a consistently sound commercial return. Already employing more than 550 people, RCA is on its way to becoming a leading player in the regional airport sector and is taking advantage of the lack of capacity at major hub airports in the UK to demonstrate how regional airports can ease the strain.

Rigby Group in numbers

  • Six Divisions: Technology, Aviation, Hotels, Airports, Finance and Real Estate
  • 7,500 Employees in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
  • in FY2017 Rigby Group delivered £2.1Bn revenue, profit before tax of £27.9m, and £57m EBITDA
  • The group holds £286m in net assets
  • 19 M&A acquisitions in the last three years
  • £1.5m invested in Rigby Foundation community projects
  • 42 Years in business 1975-2017
  • On target to become a £4Bn business by 2025