Flybe releases 2015-16 winter schedules from Stansted, Bournemouth

Flybe, a UK based regional airline operating throughout the UK and Europe, has released its 2015-16 winter schedules to and from Stansted, as well as Bournemouth Airport, reports said online.

According to the reports, Flybe’s thrice a day service to Isle of Man from Stansted, which was launched in March, will continue to operate between October 25, 2015 and March 26, 2016. The schedule will effectively make it a year-round route. One way fares, including taxes and charges, begin at £29.99.

Meanwhile, Flybe’s winter schedule from Bournemouth Airport will include six routes to Amsterdam, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Dublin, Glasgow, Jersey and Manchester. The schedule will include up to 82 flights a week and is available for travel between October 25, 2015 and March 26, 2016. The 2015 schedule marks the airline’s first winter operations at the airport.

The winter programme will include up to two flights a day to Glasgow, daily flights to Jersey and a twice daily service to the airline’s Manchester hub. One way fares start from £24.99 including taxes and charges.

The airline opened its new Bournemouth base in May this year with two 78-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. At Bournemouth, passengers will benefit from by-passing congested London airports to make onward connections with the Flybe network.

Flybe operates 186 routes serving 10 countries from 74 departure points, and is the largest scheduled airline by air traffic movements at the Belfast City, Birmingham, Exeter, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, Manchester, Newquay and Southampton airports. The airline has franchise partnerships with Loganair and Stobart Air and codeshares with BA, Air France, Etihad, KLM, Finnair, Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific and Emirates.


OSKA Travel offers holiday package to Turkey from Bournemouth

UK’s OSKA Travel, a specialised tour operator with a focus on cultural roundtrips in the Mediterranean region and central Europe, will be offering holiday packages to Turkey from Bournemouth Airport this year, the airport said in a release.

Two holiday options will be available from Bournemouth, including a seven-night all-inclusive holiday to a 5-star hotel from £449 per person, or a one-week escorted tour around the Turkish Riviera, staying in 4/5 star hotels on a B&B basis from £249 per person.

Paul Knight, managing director of Bournemouth Airport, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome OSKA Travel to Bournemouth Airport. Their holidays offer excellent value for money and I’m sure they will prove to be really popular with our passengers. We’re looking to provide more options and services for customers using our airport and this will extend our connections further into Europe.’

Andreas F. Forsthuber of OSKA Travel said: ‘We are really excited to add a regional airport such as Bournemouth to our portfolio. At KENBA Group, the owner of OSKA Travel, we have handled more than 80,000 passengers from six different countries in 2012 and 2013.

‘We are really looking forward to welcoming guests from Bournemouth Airport in Turkey – and we are sure they will love this tour. It might well be their first, but it will definitely not be their last trip’.

With its rich history, Turkey offers a fascinating glimpse into the past, but also presents its guests with a range of good restaurants, traditional markets and a lively nightlife.

OSKA also offer ‘Escorted Tour’ holidays for those who want to explore the region. Holidaymakers can travel through the Taurus Mountains and visit Pamukkale, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visitors can also experience a typical carpet village, the preserved ruins of Parga, or enjoy a sightseeing tour of Antalya.

Flights depart from Bournemouth Airport on April 10, 17 and 24, the airport said.

Bournemouth Airport’s Aviation Business Park Master Plan

Bournemouth Airport, an airport on the UK’s south coast, has announced a ten-year master plan for the development of a business area at its Aviation Business Park.

The 540,000 square feet of area will include offices, industrial units, warehousing and distribution facilities, as well as aviation facilities to include new hangars. The 200-acre Aviation Business Park at Bournemouth Airport currently offers 1.6m sq ft of business space and hosts around 200 businesses, providing around 2,500 jobs to the local economy.

The project has the support of local councils, Christchurch Borough Council and Dorset County Council, and in total the development is expected to create around 1,000 new jobs in the next ten years, with the opening of new businesses in the area.

The project will be developed by MAG Developments, a UK-based airport property developing company, and a part of MAG, the company that operates Bournemouth Airport.

The general manager for property at MAG, Stephanie Mullenger, said, ‘Aviation Business Park has maintained a high level of resilience through the economic downturn and has shown robustness in meeting demand for smaller industrial units and relocating larger units, with occupancy levels now at around 97 percent.

It is a particularly favourable location for industrial occupiers within the A31-M27 Corridor, offering the unique benefit of direct access to the airport, its flights and its full-length commercial runway. The project will continue to build upon those successes, generate more economic activity in the area and the support the growth of businesses already based at Aviation Business Park.’


The Bourne-Cation

A rise of Brits ‘staycationing’ has been seen inrecent years, and shows no signs of abating, mainly due to uncertainty in the jobs market and the cost of living increasing.

Recent polls in the national media also rate Bournemouth beach as number 1 in the UK.

That’s one good reason for staying, and with the number of exciting events in the calender this year Brits staying for the summer holidays in the UK is likely to increase further. the summer months will include; the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, followed by the Olympics then the Paralympics.

Britons still want – and need – their holidays whether overseas or in theUKand where better to go than to theSouthCoast?  With the plethora of events across the area throughout the year and many beautiful places of interest to visit, Bournemouth and Poole are hard to beat and with its own micro-climate benefit from theUK’s best weather.

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