Amazed LPA has been dropped as a winter destination as I frequently travel with both RYR and TOM on this route and it's always full. Now the nearest option to fly to LPA next winter is Easyjet from LGW
Bit of good news is that Ryanair are re introducing Malta after a gap of 2 yrs from May , not sure what the days or times are but there is a gap on a Wed morning to fill this service with a BOH based a/c
Murcia has also been increased to 5 flights a week !! with Monday and Thursday flights now added again using a BOH based a/c which pretty much fills up the flying programme now
Firstly, the only thing I have to do with Southampton is the fact that I am a passenger there. I have used Bournemouth as well.
But what keeps irritating me slightly is Bournemouth Air's constant anti-SOU rhetoric. Why is it a shame that Vueling is now online at Southampton? Would you rather that both airports had no business? From your posts, this certainly seems to be the case. I won't go into all the SOU vs. BOH rubbish but what I will say is that if you don't have a train line, people are charged to be dropped off and the only airline that has a comprehensive route network from the place is Ryanair, perhaps you shouldn't be complaining.
If you want passengers, you can have them! Bournemouth's problem is the lack of decent connections. Take Southend, an airport which until recently suffered from similar issues until Stobart took the bull by the horns and paid for a railway station. With a Bournemouth Airport Parkway station, you could have decent passenger numbers without even having to compete with Southampton, except on key routes - Bournemouth's runway length gives it a massive advantage and you'd probably get airlines like Vueling transferring operations to Bournemouth, as well as a host of new airlines and routes thanks to the nearest airport with decent connections being Bristol or Gatwick, which is some distance away... the demand's there.
Rant over. All I'm saying is don't complain about Southampton's success when Bournemouth just aren't putting the effort in - a spanking new terminal is all very well but not if people can't get to it. If they invested in a nice rail extention then perhaps they'd do rather better.
If they invested in a nice rail extention then perhaps they'd do rather better.
Now who is being ridiculous? The nearest possible rail connection is over 3 miles away. Even if a route could be found, have you any idea what that would cost? A good post spoiled with a ridiculous ending.
It seems to me that BOH will now have significantly more RYR activity in 2012 than it did in 2011. The volume of flights must now be near to what there would be with a 2 aircraft base, if all flights were operated by those a/c?
And a long way off the much promised 5 based RYR at BOH. However, it's a step in the right direction and it's encouraging that RYR are trying something new like Greece. Hope other airline feel bullish.
You find that the Bournemouth Marketing team are always slow at updaing the Airport Web-site. If it was not for the Local Echo & BBC South today you wouldnt even know that ryanair were doing new routes from BOH.
Its good news routes, just need some for the winter now !!!!!!
I think it's cos MAG want to make cuts to staff again at BOH, so they are protesting by not adding anything to the website i'm guessing; but yes very frsutrating. The daily echo is not going to penetrate enough people to make those routes work. They need to think of new ways to promote.
Looking at the annual report and accounts from MAG it shows that BOH, despite the fall in pax numbers in '11 from '10, have managed to increase revenue slightly and revenue per passenger. The problem is that 'cost per passenger' has almost doubled in 2 years due to the exepensive nature of running a brand spanking new terminal.
I'm sure they know more than anyone how painful not having enough airlines is and so will be doing their best to get new ones in. I just hope that in their endeavour to do so they realise they need to reduce prices for the airlines not increase them.