“A milestone moment for Bournemouth Airport.”
The words of Stephen Gill, Managing Director, as two new domestic easyJet routes were launched to Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The first flight from Bournemouth to Belfast took off at 19:10 on May 26.
It was followed by the new service to Edinburgh the following day.
Both routes will operate twice weekly throughout the summer season.
Belfast is on Wednesdays and Saturdays and Edinburgh will operate on Thursdays and Sundays.
Fares start from £40.99* per person.
easyJet says all customers booking flights will benefit from its industry-leading flexible policies under easyJet’s ‘Protection Promise’.
It means customers can book now with the confidence that if their plans change, so can their booking.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said: “We are delighted to have operated the first flight and to be increasing our services from Bournemouth Airport.
“With the addition of the two new summer routes from Bournemouth, our customers now have more travel choices in the region for those looking to take a long-awaited summer break.”
For more information on easyJet’s network, and to book, visit easyJet.com.
Stephen Gill, pictured, who was appointed as Bournemouth Airport’s MD in 2018, said: “The launch of domestic air connectivity between the South of England, Northern Ireland and Scotland is a milestone moment for Bournemouth Airport.
“The long-awaited return to flying is wonderful news for business and leisure passengers, giving a boost to the regional economy and enabling holidaymakers to take welcome ‘staycation’ breaks in Bournemouth, Belfast and Edinburgh – some of the UK’s most popular destinations.”
Bournemouth Airport’s 2021/22 schedule includes flights to 33 destinations in Barbados, Cyprus, France, Greek Islands, Italy, Ireland, Lapland, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Switzerland and now Belfast and Edinburgh in the UK.
Bournemouth Airport is owned and operated by Regional & City Airports (RCA), part of Rigby Group plc.
RCA also owns and operates Exeter Airport, Norwich Airport and Coventry Airport, and holds management contracts for Blackpool Airport and Solent Airport.
*Fares per person one way including taxes and based on two people travelling on the same booking.
By: Andrew Diprose Dorset Biz News