TUI Bases Second Aircraft in Bournemouth, More Flights Added

TUI Bases Second Aircraft in Bournemouth, More Flights Added
Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The second aircraft for TUI has arrived at it’s Bournemouth base, offering more flights for passengers in the local area.

This represents a strong boost to the airport, which will enable more capacity and better numbers for the airline as well.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

A Big Boost for Bournemouth Airport…

TUI Bases Second Aircraft in Bournemouth, More Flights Added
Photo Credit: Bournemouth Airport.

The second aircraft based at Bournemouth Airport by TUI is understood to be another Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

It is understood that this aircraft will enable the airline to boost the number of flights to the following destinations:

  • Lanzarote
  • Heraklion
  • Ibiza
  • Menorca
  • Paphos
  • Palma de Mallorca
  • Tenerife

The increase in flights means that passengers in Bournemouth are able to book 10 or 11 night holidays too.

Such additional flights with TUI means that the flying programme has doubled.

70,000 seats to the Balearics, over 60,000 to Greece, over 40,000 to the Canaries and 25,000 seats to Turkey will now be on offer.

Airline Continuing Long-Standing Relationships…

TUI Bases Second Aircraft in Bournemouth, More Flights Added
Photo Credit: Bournemouth Airport.

Commenting on this milestone was Bournemouth Airport Commercial Director Phill Iveson:

“TUIs been flying out of Bournemouth for 19 years and during that time demand for Mediterranean holidays has soared in the region.”

“With the addition of this new aircraft we’re helping meet that demand and with exclusive routes to Kefalonia and Paphos and more flexible durations we are making sure our customers can travel from their local airport to their ideal holiday destination”. 

Adding to this was Nicola Bendell, the Crew Relations Manager for TUI:

“This second aircraft is a massive vote of confidence for the future of Bournemouth.”

“Our passengers have been asking for this additional capacity for a long time, and it’s created a real energy amongst the crew.”

“We are also very excited to be welcoming 30 new cabin crew for the summer season to ensure flawless service for our customers”.  

Finally, the Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport Steve Gill welcomed the second aircraft:

“We have a long and proud partnership with TUI and are delighted to be welcoming their second aircraft which provides passengers with even more choice and flexibility from their local airport.”

“We expect to handle more than one million passengers this year and TUI’s commitment to Bournemouth is a big part of that continued growth.”


Alan Wilson from Peterborough, Cambs, UK, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

In conclusion, TUI is clearly taking advantage of the extra demand being experienced out of Bournemouth with these new flights.

Over the course of this Summer season, all eyes will be on the load factors on the additional flights.

If it proves to be a success, then we could see future expansion, which will be good news for the airport.

But for now, let’s see how the S24 season goes for the airline out of the UK airport.

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