Extra Ryanair flights hailed as “fantastic news” by airport

Petra tou Romiou, Aphrodite’s legendary birthplace in Paphos, Cyprus.

Bournemouth Airport is flying high after landing a raft of extra flights from Ryanair

Europe’s number one airline has released extra flights for the October half term to destinations including Faro, Girona, Malaga, Palma and Paphos.

Additional flights for the Christmas period include Malaga and Krakow while an extra weekly flight to Las Palmas will take off from Saturday November 2 to March 28 inclusive.

Its extended Bournemouth winter schedule also includes two further new routes – Dublin, four times weekly, and Prague, twice weekly.

The extra flights earmarked for the October half term week and the Christmas period add up to 20,790 extra seats.

Stephen Gill, Bournemouth Airport’s Managing Director, said the extra flights were “fantastic news.”

He added: “Increasingly passengers are appreciating the convenience of flying from their local airport.

“We handled more than 690,000 passengers in 2018 but expect to see that figure increase by up to 20 per cent this year.

“Our business plan is to double passenger numbers to 1.5 million within five years which we consider to be absolutely achievable. Extra flights, such as the ones announced by Ryanair, help us get ever closer to our target.”

For more details about the extra flights go to www.ryanair.com