Ryanair invests $70 mn in Bournemouth base

Ryanair announced its twenty-fourth European base in Bournemouth on England’s South Coast. From April, Ryanair will base one $70m Boeing 737-800 aircraft which will serve five new routes - to Malaga, Murcia, Nantes, Palma and Wroclaw - operating alongside Ryanair’s seven existing routes from Bournemouth - to Alicante, Barcelona, Dublin, Glasgow, Marseille, Milan and Pisa.

Capacity on the Glasgow route will be doubled to allow for day return traffic, providing a significantly cheaper option for passengers than the high fares charged by Flybe from neighbouring Southampton.

This investment will deliver 1m passengers p.a. for the South Coast resulting in a visitor spend of GBP60m which will sustain 1,000 jobs in the local economy. Only Ryanair guarantees the lowest fares for passengers on the South Coast and today’s new route announcements will generate annual passenger savings of GBP40m compared to the high fares charged by Flybe from Southampton. The lowest fares to / from the South Coast are only available with Ryanair from Bournemouth. That’s guaranteed.

Announcing the new base in Bournemouth, Ryanair’s Director of Scheduled Revenue Sean Coyle said: “Bournemouth Airport has competed successfully against airports across Europe to win our twenty-fourth European base. We look forward to delivering even more passenger savings on even more routes from the South Coast thanks to Ryanair’s guaranteed lowest fares.

“With this new base, Ryanair will deliver significant economic benefits throughout the region, capitalising on its huge tourism potential by making it cheaper and easier than ever before to get here.


“To celebrate the launch of our new Bournemouth base, passengers who book a return flight on any routes to / from Bournemouth before midnight Thursday will receive a free bonus return flight - no taxes, no fees, and no charges - on a choice of over 200 routes. We advise passengers to snap up their free bonus flights today by booking now on www.ryanair.com “.