Bournemouth Airport announces expanded services with TUI for summer 2024

Bournemouth Airport has announced the introduction of new flights and increased frequency for Summer 2024 with UK-based travel brand TUI, with the addition of a new route to Tunisia.

TUI will offer 60,000 extra seats, representing a 33 percent increase in capacity at Bournemouth Airport for next year. In addition, TUI will base a second aircraft at the airport and provide a larger frequency of flights. TUI is a major operator at Bournemouth Airport with 14 scheduled services this year.

TUI will introduce a new route to Enfidha in Tunisia, while flights to Ibiza, Lanzarote, Menorca, Heraklion, Paphos, and Tenerife will all be increased to operate twice a week. TUI is also offering a twice weekly service to Corfu, Heraklion, and Rhodes, as well as flights to Kefalonia and Zakynthos. There will also be two flights a week to Dalaman and Antalya in Turkey, and four weekly flights to Mallorca, with two linking to Marella Cruises.

Commenting on TUI’s expansion, Bournemouth Airport’s managing director Steve Gill said: ‘We are delighted to announce new flights and increased frequency with TUI for Summer 2024. With an additional aircraft based at Bournemouth Airport and a new route to Enfidha in Tunisia, we are providing even more choice and flexibility for our passengers, and we look forward to welcoming more visitors to our airport. Working closely with TUI, this additional capacity is fantastic news for our airport and the local economy.’

Andrew Flintham, TUI managing director, said: ‘Our customers want more flexibility and to be able to choose a departure airport that is close to home – and that is exactly what the new TUI 2024 summer programme has been designed to do. We want every one of our customers to be able to create a holiday as unique as they are – departure airport, destination and duration are all key components which come together to make the perfect TUI holiday.

‘The 2024 programme will see extra flights departing from across the UK. Bournemouth Airport will see a significant increase in flight seats offering more holidays to those living in the region.’

Late last year, Ryanair also announced it would be basing a second aircraft at the airport in 2023, enabling 120 flights per week, a 30 percent increase on last year. In March, the airline started new flights to Venice, Carcassonne, and Edinburgh, building on its existing schedule. Bournemouth Airport offers 35 destinations in sixteen countries in 2023/24.