Ryanair adds new Bournemouth route

28th Feb 2008

Seven weeks after its announcement that Bournemouth will become Ryanair’s 24th European base, the low fares airline has added another destination to its route network.From 23rd September a new ‘double daily’ service will link the south coast with the Scottish capital.

Speaking today, Ryanair’s Communications Executive, Lorna Farren said:  “We’re delighted to announce yet another new route from Bournemouth to Edinburgh.  With just over one month to go until the launch of our new Bournemouth base, more than 25,000 passengers have already snapped up bargains on our new routes to Malaga, Murcia, Nantes, Palma and Wroclaw.”

This announcement means that Ryanair will soon be operating a double daily service to Scotland’s two major cities, which is an important consideration for the local business community.  Peter Scott, Chief Executive of Dorset Business commented:  “This new Ryanair route will be of real value to the increasing number of businesses in the region who have clients and customers in Scotland.  This now means that both Glasgow and Edinburgh will be accessible from Bournemouth as a day return destination.”

The return of an Edinburgh route will also be popular with local holiday makers wanting to visit this stunning city, and with the local tourism industry who can see the potential for bringing visitors down to the south coast.  Mike Francis, Chairman of the Bournemouth Tourism Management Board said:  “This is great news for local tourism.  Those living in Scotland can now reach Bournemouth in just over an hour and I’m hoping to see an increasing number of visitors taking advantage of this new route.”

Ryanair’s recent announcement that it is to base a $70 million aircraft at Bournemouth clearly demonstrates the airline’s confidence in the region.  It’s an investment that will deliver one million passengers through the Airport each year, provide a £60 million boost for the local economy, and sustain 1000 jobs.



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