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Bournemouth Airport reopens to tourist flights

TUI airplane
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Bournemouth Airport has reopened its doors and welcomed tourists for the first time since it’s closure to commercial flights as a result of the coronavirus.

A Malaga-bound Ryanair flight took-off yesterday, with many other routes set to reopen in July.

TUI will be restarting flights on 1st August, with. the following destinations: Antalya, Corfu, Dalaman, Lanzarote, Palma and Tenerife.

Ryanair has confirmed that their planes will start flying to Alicante, Dublin, Faro, Girona, Krakow, Malta, Murcia, Palma, Paphos, Prague and Tenerife.

However, Bournemouth Airport hasn’t confirmed what routes will be operated by other airlines.

The safety and well-being of our staff and passengers is our number one priority. We are continuing to rigorously implement all Government guidance and remain in regular contact with all relevant authorities.

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The health and safety measures implemented at Bournemouth Airport include:

  • More frequent and in-depth cleaning.
  • Hand sanitiser throughout terminals and the airport site.
  • Social distancing floor markings and signage.
  • Sheilds to separate passengers from staff sat at desks.
  • One way system and restricted access.
  • Up-to-date information, announcements and guidance throughout the airport.

If you’re planning to travel by plane, it’s advised that you read and make yourself familiar with the Government’s “safer air travel for passengers” advice.

With the reopening of the airport, Bournemouth Airport has confirmed that local rail and bus services are running as normal.

The car park is also open and accepting bookings. However, should you need to cancel or reschedule, this can be done at any time, for free.

As per Government guidance we ask that you only drop off or pick up people who live in the same household as you and travel straight to your place of residence. Due to current Government guidance on social distancing, please do not enter the terminal to greet or wave off passengers and only enter the terminal if absolutely necessary.

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For the time being, restaurants and shops at Bournemouth Airport remain closed to comply with the Government’s COVID-19 guidance for airports. However, it’s expected that these may reopen within the coming weeks.

For up-to-date information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please visit the Bournemouth Airport website.

The safety and well-being of our staff and passengers is our number one priority. We are continuing to rigorously implement all Government guidance and remain in regular contact with all relevant authorities.

In the middle of a difficult period for aviation and UK business as a whole, a return to commercial flying marks the first signs of recovery and gives a much-needed boost to regional and international air connectivity.

Steve Gill, Managing Director, Bournemouth Airport

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