Bournemouth Airport – News

Some Bournemouth airport recent news:
(There is a limited amount of news on the Bournemouth airport website at: )

Planes are flying too low, say residents – but Bournemouth Airport say flight path hasn’t changed

Bournemouth Airport says its flight paths are ‘set in stone’ and have not changed in any way,. But some West Parley residents complained of low flying aircraft, and believe the planes flying over their homes are lower than they were before. People have complained to local officials about ‘changed flight paths’ at the airport, also believe noisier aircraft are flying late at night. The airport’s managing director said there are no changes to the ILS for landings, or the times planes fly and “The last commercial aircraft comes in around 2300, sometimes a little bit later, but that is it.” A local councillor said: “Some of these planes are operating on the red eye flights and late at night, and one or two of the planes, in particular, are considered to be considerably noisier than normal flights. If this is the case, then it is quite antisocial for people living nearby.”  At other airports there has been a problem of terminology. Airports and the air traffic control services have their own definitions of what “change” is. That does not include changes to flight mix, changes to times of day, heights, or how accurately planes follow a flight path.  What residents who are overflown consider change is often not considered significant by the industry.

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News stories about the airport can be found at the UK Airport News website  (see below) :

03.11.11 Blue Islands launch Bournemouth – Jersey flights

15.09.11 Blue Islands announce new Bournemouth route
03.09.11 Old Bournemouth Airport terminal to be demolished

03.08.11 MAG to expand Bournemouth Airport business park

07.07.11 Ryanair to shut down at Bournemouth Airport again this winter

23.06.11 Bournemouth Airport wins award
08.06.11 Bournemouth Airport hotel planned

31.05.11 MP wants Bournemouth Airport to axe drop off charges
15.04.11 Bournemouth Airport introduce £2.50 drop off charge
07.04.11 Bournemouth Airport announce £2.50 drop off charge plan

29.01.11 Emergency landing at Bournemouth Airport
24.01.11 New action group formed over Bournemouth Airport noise
22.01.11 Palmair dispute Astraeus £250,000 debt claim
20.01.11 Astraeus repossessed plane from Palmair over debts
19.01.11 Fire wrecks Bournemouth Airport warehouse

20.12.10 Ryanair to return to Bournemouth Airport next summer
24.11.10 Almost all staff to go at Bournemouth’s Palmair
01.11.10 Bournemouth Airport boss says owners ‘in for the long haul’
28.10.10 Palmair to return only plane
11.10.10 Flybe pulls out of Bournemouth Airport
26.08.10 Palmair suspend Bournemouth flights this winter
16.07.10 Ryanair axe all winter flights from Bournemouth Airport
20.06.10 Engineering company moves to Bournemouth Airport
16.06.10 bmibaby axe Bournemouth – Jersey flights
10.06.10 New Bournemouth Airport terminal opened
03.04.10 bmibaby Bournemouth – Jersey flights take off
02.01.10 Bournemouth Airport to install noise monitoring equipment in homes


19.12.09 New Bournemouth routes for Ryanair
11.12.09 bmibaby announce new Bournemouth – Jersey route

14.09.09 Bournemouth Airport launches carbon offset scheme
31.07.09 Ryanair adds Bournemouth routes

Bournemouth Airport launches Airport noise consultation

 9.7.2009    Residents are to have their say on how noise is controlled at Bournemouth Airport. A 16 week public consultation has been launched by the airport on its draft plans to manage aircraft noise and review the measures currently in place.  The plans are part of a European Union directive that requires all main sources of environmental noise – including airports, major roads, railways and urban conurbations with more than 250,000 residents – to produce Noise Action Plans.  The consultation period ends on 21st October.  More …..    NAP consultation document

Night flights to take off from Bournemouth airport

 9.7.2009    Residents living under the flight path of Bournemouth Airport could have a rude awakening next summer should newly proposed timetables get the go-ahead.  Thomson Holidays and First Choice, have announced they want to incorporate new routes to Turkey, Corfu, Tunisia and Sharm el Sheikh. Many of these will arrive at night, often around 1 – 2 am.  The airport has an annual quota for night flights and is allowed some, as long as the quota is not exceeded.    More …..

MAG puts another £13m into Bournemouth Airport expansion

25.7.2008  (Crain’s Manchester Business)   Manchester Airports Group is reported to have injected an additional £13m into a £45m project to expand Bournemouth Airport.
The project had been delayed after New Forest National Park requested a judicial review into Christchurch Borough Council’s decision to allow the project to go ahead.

Work on the new terminal is now expected to go ahead following an April decision by the High Court who heard the application from New Forest National Park.   The Dorset Echo reports MAG have set a target of Spring 2010 for the completion of the project.

Peter Duffy, managing director at the airport told the newspaper: “We were originally hoping to fast track the building work but this was delayed by various factors beyond our control, such as a need to satisfy the requirements of some statutory consultees and the application for a judicial review by the New Forest National Park.”  He added: “However, now that we have this additional funding secured, we will be able to move on to the next phase of the redevelopment within the next three or four weeks.”


30.01.09 Bournemouth Airport expansion nears completion
22.11.08 Bournemouth Airport expansion ‘on course’
01.11.08 Ryanair launch Bournemouth – Paris flights
27.10.08 Bournemouth airline celebrates 50 years
01.10.08 Work to start on Bournemouth Airport terminal
15.09.08 Wizz axe Bournemouth flights; leave passengers stranded
24.08.08 Bournemouth aviation museum saved
21.07.08 Bournemouth Airport £45m revamp back on track
26.06.08 New fencing at Bournemouth Airport
24.06.08 Bournemouth Airport ‘vulnerable to intrusion’
29.05.08 Ryanair announce 14 routes
02.05.08 Bournemouth Airport set for growth as New Forest appeal fails

02.04.08 Ryanair paper plane challenge to celebrate Bournemouth flights

14-03-2008 New route to Gdansk from Bournemouth Airport

29.02.08 Ryanair announce leap year giveaway in Liverpool and Bournemouth

28-02-2008 Ryanair announces Edinburgh route from Bournemouth
05.02.08 Campaigners link up to fight Bournemouth Airport growth
23-01-2008 Airport launches new Community Fund

21.01.08 Bournemouth Airport shows flight movements on website
16.01.08 Bournemouth Airport crash driver died of natural causes
09.01.08 Ryanair to open new base at Bournemouth Airport


17.12.07 easyJet launch Bournemouth – Grenoble flights
08.12.07 Ryanair Bournemouth – Alicante flights take off

28.11.07 Thomsonfly axe five routes from Bournemouth Airport
02.11.07 easyJet launches new Bournemouth – Krakow route

30.09.07 Bournemouth Airport enjoys record summer
22.09.07 Coventry and Bournemouth Airports gain new Polish route

31.08.07 Ryanair announces new ski routes from Liverpool and Bournemouth
16.08.07 Ryanair increases Dublin flights to UK airports
09.08.07 Ryanair announce Alicante base; East Midlands, Robin Hood and Bournemouth flights

July 2007

27.07.07 Thomsonfly adds 12 new routes for summer 2008
21.07.07 Bournemouth Airport expansion given go-ahead
20.07.07 Concerns over Bournemouth Airport night flights

20-07-2007 Planning decision heralds new future for bournemouth airport
12.07.07 easyJet add Bournemouth Airport – Grenoble ski route
05.07.07 Virgin Atlantic to run flying without fear course at Bournemouth Airport


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