Ryanair launches 20th destination from UK’s Bournemouth Airport

Ryanair launches 20th destination from Bournemouth Airport

Ryanair has confirmed its 20th destination from Bournemouth Airport with twice-weekly flights to Nantes in Brittany from June this year.

The low-cost carrier will fly on Wednesdays and Saturdays to France’s sixth largest city from 1 June 2024, with tickets now available on Ryanair’s website.

Following the recent announcement of brand new flights to Morocco from April, it means Ryanair now offers 20 destinations and its biggest ever schedule from Bournemouth Airport.

The airline increased its number of flights last year by 30 per cent with the addition of a second aircraft based at the airport.

With tour operator TUI adding 60,000 extra seats from Bournemouth in 2024, airport bosses have already said they are confident of exceeding one million passengers this year for the first time since 2008.

To cater for the expected passenger growth, airport owners Regional and City Airports is currently investing more than £5mn in new facilities, equipment, staff and training.

Steve Gill, managing director of Bournemouth Airport, said: “We’ve enjoyed a 16-year relationship with Ryanair and are delighted that the airline has chosen to introduce Nantes as its 20th destination this year.

“That comes hot on the heels of announcing Agadir in Morocco at the start of the year, and year-round flights to Lanzarote, which are new for 2024.

“It means we can offer passengers more choice than ever before, with 37 destinations available from Bournemouth.

“We are continuing to invest in upgrading our facilities and are also recruiting for a range of summer jobs including ground handling teams, passenger service staff and security officers.”

Bournemouth Airport now has 37 destinations on offer. In 2023 it was ranked one of the top three airports in the UK for customer service.

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