Bournemouth Airport will see the inauguration of new flights and a second based aircraft for TUI Airways in Summer 2024. Flight frequencies on existing routes will also be increased for the airport during the peak travel season.
33% capacity increase
In total, 60,000 extra seats are being planned by the operator for the summer 2024 season. This will represent a 33% increase in capacity at Bournemouth Airport compared to this year.
The allocation of the second based aircraft at the Airport will facilitate the larger frequency of flights.
New Tunisia service
A new route to Enfidha in Tunisia will be introduced as part of the company’s expansion plans. In addition to this, current flight services to Ibiza, Lanzarote, Menorca, Heraklion, Paphos, and Tenerife will all be increased to operate twice a week.
Meanwhile, TUI is offering a twice weekly service to Corfu, Heraklion, and Rhodes, as well as flights to Kefalonia and Zakynthos.
There will also be two flights a week to Dalaman and Antalya in Turkey, and four weekly flights to Mallorca, with two linking to Marella Cruises.
Commenting on TUI’s planned expansion, Bournemouth Airport’s managing director Steve Gill said: “We are delighted to announce new flights and increased frequency with TUI for Summer 2024.”
“With an additional aircraft based at Bournemouth Airport and a new route to Enfidha in Tunisia, we are providing even more choice and flexibility for our passengers, and we look forward to welcoming more visitors to our airport.”
“Working closely with TUI, this additional capacity is fantastic news for our airport and the local economy.”
Andrew Flintham, TUI managing director, said: “Our customers want more flexibility and to be able to choose a departure airport that is close to home – and that is exactly what the new TUI 2024 summer programme has been designed to do.”
“We want every one of our customers to be able to create a holiday as unique as they are – departure airport, destination and duration are all key components which come together to make the perfect TUI holiday.”
“The 2024 programme will see extra flights departing from across the UK. Bournemouth Airport will see a significant increase in flight seats offering more holidays to those living in the region,” he concluded.
TUI is a major operator at Bournemouth Airport with 14 scheduled services this year (2023).
About Bournemouth Airport
Bournemouth Airport is a small international airport located in the south of England, serving the city of Bournemouth and the surrounding areas.
There are several key airlines operating from Bournemouth Airport offering both domestic and international flights. As well as TUI Airways, easyJet, Loganair and Ryanair have maintained a presence at the southern airport.
Late last year, Ryanair also announced it would be basing a second aircraft at the airport in 2023, enabling 120 flights per week, representing a 30% increase for the carrier on last year.
In March, the airline started new flights to Venice, Carcassonne, and Edinburgh, complementing its existing schedule.
Overall, Bournemouth Airport will offer 35 destinations in sixteen countries in the 2023/24 period.