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Old 18th Jan 2005, 17:56   #1 (permalink)
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Bournemouth happenings & Rumours

Thought we'd start a thread on BOH similar to the others on here.

New for 2004

Palma & Malaga daily
Amsterdam & Valencia both 6X weekly
Faro, Paris & Pisa each 5x weekly

Belfast daily

Thomson Holidays:
Pula may-oct every tuesday
Tenerife may-oct every friday shared with Mytravel
(also Malaga & Palma using TOM loco flights)

Island Getaways:
Salzburg may-oct every sunday

Cancelled from 2004

Gran Canaria

Guernsey daily
Jersey daily

Rumours for 2005:


Add daily Edinburgh & Prague


Add Alicante & Venice


To start 2X daily Manchester service


Possible re introduction of Hahn & new to Bergamo

Can anyone back these rumours?

Does anyone know anything else 'doing the rounds' re BOH?


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Old 18th Jan 2005, 18:13   #2 (permalink)
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Heard they might get a new cash machine
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Old 18th Jan 2005, 18:18   #3 (permalink)
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bournemouth happenings

But I am sure there IS a Bournemouth thresd.
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Old 18th Jan 2005, 18:56   #4 (permalink)
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Some Questions

Is Pula shared with Bath Travel or anyone else? Is Salzburg just Island Getaways or is any one else selling seats on it?

In my view CIA would be more likely than BGY after the recent spat between FR and the airport

Im surprised ALC wasnt introduced from the start by Thomson Fly
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Old 18th Jan 2005, 19:51   #5 (permalink)
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I would like to see Airsouthwest launch BOH-MAN!
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Old 18th Jan 2005, 20:36   #6 (permalink)
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Cargo flights at BOH underwent changes recently as well. Channel Express withdrew the F27 on cargo flights and were replaced by Emerald and Air Contractors. I think one daily newspaper flight was also lost completely.

Here's hoping Channel Express/Jet2 launch more routes from BOH soon as it is their admin base. I think EDI is crying out for an operator!
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Old 18th Jan 2005, 20:50   #7 (permalink)
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air humberside,

The Pula service is being offered by the TUI group. Bath Travel/Palmair are not involved with any of their flights.

Salzburg is just by Island Getaways. They were really pleased with the success of the Milan summer flights that they've introduced this new route. The Milan flights for 2004 moved to BOH from SOU after DUO went bust and all their flights are operated by EAC 737.

terrywilcox, The other thread is just for Thomsonfly at BOH. I thought it better to open it up to any news/rumours re BOH.
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Old 19th Jan 2005, 08:58   #8 (permalink)
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The Terminal is now changing.

There is now a partition between the cafe and the check in desk and work is underway building a new duty free shop and new toilets.

There is also another new baggage belt being instaled and the arrival area will be changed.

I understand a new cafe bar is to be built for non passengers.

Daily there is a Emerald 748 and a Air Contractors sat on the main ramp and three Channel Express F27 parked by hangar 102.

A Manchester flight is defently needed for Bournemouth.

A good year for Bournemouth
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Old 19th Jan 2005, 09:06   #9 (permalink)
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The cash machine joke is wearing a bit thin!
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Old 19th Jan 2005, 11:04   #10 (permalink)
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I can't believe that Edinburgh, Manchester and Alicante are not served yet by daily low cost carriers.
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Old 19th Jan 2005, 11:47   #11 (permalink)
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From the local paper

BOURNEMOUTH Airport is bracing itself for almost a million passengers in 2005.

The airport faces a race against time to improve its passenger terminal before low-fare airlines Thomsonfly.com and Jet2.com begin flying out of Bournemouth - doubling its number of flyers overnight.

In 2004 nearly 495,000 passengers flew out of Bournemouth, but with advance bookings with the new operators booming, airport chiefs predict this figure will shoot up to just under a million this year.

And they have revealed work is ahead of schedule on a major revamp of the passenger terminal to cope with the extra passengers.

The project started in December and will include a complete reconfiguration of the existing layout as well as a second baggage belt in the arrivals area.

Airport spokesman Sally Windsor said: "We will not reach this figure as a result of steady growth over the year. It will literally happen overnight.

"Six of Thomsonfly.com's seven new flight routes will all open on the same day, as well as Jet2.com's daily flights to Belfast, and because it will happen in the run-up to Easter we are expecting to be very busy."

Delighted tourism chiefs welcomed news that increased passenger numbers will help pump more than 10 million into the local economy.

They expect a dramatic increase in inbound tourism, which will have a knock-on effect on hotels and restaurants and help raise the profile of the region.

Paul Knight, director of service delivery at Bournemouth Airport, said: "We have estimated that our low-cost operators will, in total, bring more than 100,000 visitors into the region and we have already starting working with the local tourism industry to ensure we maximise the opportunities."

Thomsonfly.com will need to recruit more than 60 new staff and the airport expects to hire up to 200 workers, including baggage handlers and security guards.

Beverly Ware from Bournemouth Tourism said: "It is fantastic news for Bournemouth and the surrounding area. All indications are that this will help expand Bournemouth as a tourist destination."

Thomsonfly.com will operate daily flights to Malaga and Palma, six flights a week to Amsterdam, Paris and Valencia, and five flights a week to Faro and Pisa. Flights to all destinations will start on March 22, except for Palma, which will begin the next day.

Jet2.com, part of the Bournemouth-based Dart Group plc, will operate daily flights to Belfast from March 23.
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Old 19th Jan 2005, 16:12   #12 (permalink)
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The landside part of the terminal (Ie Before security checks)
Will consist of the check in desks, the bureau de change, WH Smiths,
An O'Brians sandwich bar and a seating area.

The Air side facilities for departing passengers will consist of
Food village, the bar de voyages, improved duty free shop and
Additional toilets.

The immigration hall will be increased in size and a second baggage
Carousel will be installed in the arrivals hall. And those meeting passengers off flights will now have a dedicated meters arrival lounge.

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The arrivals hall is really great news how long we been waiting for this

2005 Charter Destinations

Alicante - Palmair
Barbados - Bath Travel
Bergen,Norway - Norwegian Coastal Voyage
Chambery - Crystal/thomson
Corfu - Palmair
Cyprus - Libra/Amathus/Planet Holidays
Dubai - Bath Travel
Dubrovnik - Palmair
Faro - First Choice/Palmair
Innsbruck - Crystal/Inghams/Thomson
Lake Garde - Italian getaways/newmarket holidays/palmair
Jamaca - Bath Travel
Lanzerote - Palmair
Maderia - Palmair
Malaga - Palmair / thomson
Minorca - Palmair
Naple - Newmarket holidays
New York - Bath Travel
Oporto - Newmarket Holidays
Palma - Airtours/Aspro/Direct holidays/Palmair/Thomson/Panorama
Pula - Thomson
Salzburg - Austrain Getaways
Sardina - Newmarket Holidays
Sicily - Newmarket Holidays
Tenerife- Airtours/Aspro/Palmair/Thomson
Turin - Crystal/Thomson
Verona - Newmarket Holidays
Venice - Newmarket Holidays
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Old 19th Jan 2005, 16:53   #13 (permalink)
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Other Charters for 2005:

Barcelona NewMarket Holidays 4 departures
Malta NewMarket 4 departures
Paphos Libra 4 departures
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Old 19th Jan 2005, 18:00   #14 (permalink)
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Surely a BOH - MME would work? SOU - LBA and SOU - NCL both seem successful so why not? Could tap into the movement of FRA personnel as well as the SKIers (Spending the Kids Inheritance).
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Old 20th Jan 2005, 10:23   #15 (permalink)
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Dont forget:


Jersey Extra two flight s a week on Mon & Wed...

But hopefully even more frequency for the summer.

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Old 20th Jan 2005, 13:59   #16 (permalink)
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Its really good news regarding all this expansion happening so quickly

Apart from based Thomsonfly and Palmair other airlines using the airport this summer are

European 737
Euro Atlantic 737 300
Spanair A320 / 321
Futura 737 400
Euro Cypria 737 800
Europe Air Post 737 300
Thomsonfly 767 200/300
British Airways 777

New charters and one off charters include

New York
Montego Bay
New Orleans

Bournemouth will also see its busiest winter 2005/6 fly cruise with over 8 flights to Barbados alone !! really good for a local airport

I would imagine ramp space must be off a premium now as 5 747 are parked on taxiway " romeo" (old runway 17/35 ) and they use taxiway " Bravo " for taxiing out to the runway

Any idea where the new terminal may be built if and when it is approved , also does anyone think they may knock down or move the Channel Express cargo shed to make way for more ramp space , especially as the cargo situation has changed at BOH now
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Old 20th Jan 2005, 15:55   #17 (permalink)
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re the new terminal location.

I remember reading in an article that it was to be built on land to the west of the terminal. I think that this would be between the A.T. school and possibly includes the Channel Express area.
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Old 20th Jan 2005, 21:29   #18 (permalink)
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Airport Bus Service

The improvement to the terminal is great news but another important thing is how to transport inbound passengers to Bournemouth from the airport to the town centre. Is there going to be a proper bus service at last?!?!?!?!
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Old 21st Jan 2005, 08:07   #19 (permalink)
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There was mention in the Skybourne magazine a while back that a hourly bus service was to be introduced.

The taxi situation needs to be sorted out, if you have tried to get a taxi at Bournemouth on a Saturday evening, near impossible.

I beleive the new terminal is to the west of the orginal terminal
but further down to the end of the dissused cross runway (ie
Where 747s are parked)

From March the main ramps will be used for Sheduled aircraft only with no corperate or private aircraft allowed.
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Old 21st Jan 2005, 09:30   #20 (permalink)
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I remember seeing plans for a new terminal at BOH which had it situated near the threshold of runway 26 (ie where the museum is) with access off Matchams Lane with a possible connection to the A338.

However that was a few years ago so they may have been superseded with a new proposal.
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