Bournemouth Airport to Become 12th UK Base for Jet2

Exterior view of Bournemouth Airport.
Photo Credit: Bournemouth Airport and Jet2holidays, the UK’s largest tour operator and third-largest airline, have announced a significant expansion, making Bournemouth Airport their 12th base in the UK.

This latest move brings a wave of benefits for both travelers and also for the southern England region.

Holidaymakers can now look forward to a wider selection of destinations. Jet2 will offer flights to 16 sunny locations across Europe, the Canary Islands, and the Mediterranean.

This includes popular getaways like Tenerife, Mallorca, and Greece, with convenient departures thanks to up to 27 weekly flights directly from Bournemouth Airport.

For those seeking something a little different, Jet2 offers exclusive access to destinations like Madeira and Fuerteventura from Bournemouth.

This opens up exciting new possibilities for exploring hidden gems and soaking up the sun in stunning locations.

A Jet2 Boeing 737-800 on the taxiway.
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Bournemouth: 12th UK Base Airport

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “We know that customers and independent travel agents have been asking us for a long time to make this move. We are absolutely delighted to be announcing today that Bournemouth Airport will become our 12th UK base airport.”

The company boasts numerous accolades, including Which? Travel Brand of the Year and Tripadvisor’s Top 10 Airlines of the World.

This translates into a smooth and enjoyable travel experience with Jet2’s renowned VIP customer service.

Those flying with can take advantage of a generous 22kg baggage allowance, ensuring they can pack everything they need for their getaway.

For ultimate peace of mind, Jet2holidays offers complete package deals that include flights, accommodation, transfers, and even free child places in some cases.

 ATOL protection adds another layer of security, making Jet2holidays a reliable choice for your vacation.

A Jet2 Boeing 737 passes overhead.
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Local Boost

This expansion is not just good news for holidaymakers. It’s a significant investment in the south of England, creating over 100 new jobs at Bournemouth Airport.

These positions span various areas, including flight deck and cabin crew, engineering, and ground operations. This job creation will provide a welcome boost to the local economy.

A Step Change for Bournemouth Airport

This exciting partnership between Jet2 and Bournemouth Airport represents a major step forward. Andrew Bell, CEO of RCA, which owns Bournemouth Airport, highlights the significance of the expansion.

It not only provides passengers with more choice and convenience but also positions Bournemouth Airport as a key regional hub for air travel in the UK.

“It will create new employment locally, add 16 fabulous new destinations from Bournemouth, up to 27 extra flights a week and will see an estimated additional 300,000 passengers using their local airport,” said Bell.

Summary: Future Looks Bright

With Jet2’s arrival at Bournemouth Airport, the future looks bright for both the travel industry and the south of England.

Passengers can now enjoy a wider range of destinations, frequent flights, and award-winning service directly from their doorstep.

This expansion creates jobs, boosts the local economy, and opens doors to exciting new travel possibilities.

So, pack the bags, grab the sunglasses, and get ready to experience the Jet2 difference on your next sunny escape!

By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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