Bournemouth Airport owners contribute £4billion to economy, report says

SKILLS BASE: Bournemouth Airport

SKILLS BASE: Bournemouth Airport

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THE group that owns Bournemouth Airport says new research shows its operation contributes £4billion to its regional economies.

MAG, which also owns London Stansted, Manchester and East Midlands airports, has published its latest CSR report, which looks at strengthening links with communities and supporting businesses to improve economic opportunities and international trade.

And in line with government calls to ensure young people have the skills they need to take the jobs that are being created, MAG says it has committed to supporting education and the development of valuable workplace skills – including extending its Airport Academy Model that helps unemployed people back into work – as its four airports continue to generate new jobs. In all, the four airports support 45,200 full-time employees and MAG says 668 people who were unemployed have found work on airport sites through the academies in the past year.

Fines from aircraft that infringe noise regulations funded a £300,000 investment in community groups and charities near its airports.

Neil Robinson, corporate social responsibility director for MAG, said: “By supporting and facilitating the performance of other industries at a time when trade is increasingly international, aviation makes an important contribution to the economy of the UK, especially given our geographical position as an island on the edge of Europe.

“As this report demonstrates, MAG also makes a contribution in its own right – our airports are a skills and jobs hotbed, and continue to have an increasingly positive impact on their local regions through employment opportunities, the economic benefits of goods and services supplied to the airports and, in turn, the spending of increased income in the local area.

“We have long recognised that managing the business in a responsible and sustainable way is an integral part of our operations and an important component of our success.

“Our aim is to target benefits locally to maximise regional impacts, and by setting out a clear strategy, which accords with our enduring values, we have provided a clear focus and a firm foundation for our work.”

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11:20am Thu 21 Aug 14

Minty Fresh says...

A nice little puff piece for the morons who rip off their customers every day with that disgusting drop off charge.
A nice little puff piece for the morons who rip off their customers every day with that disgusting drop off charge. Minty Fresh
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1:32pm Thu 21 Aug 14

boardsandphotos says...

Gladly paid the drop off charge earlier this year, a quick, stress free transfer to and from the airport.

No getting up at stupid-o'clock to get to Gatwick and back again at the end of the holiday. I was probably in bed asleep before London airport users had even collected their luggage.

The joys of an airport on your doorstep.
Gladly paid the drop off charge earlier this year, a quick, stress free transfer to and from the airport. No getting up at stupid-o'clock to get to Gatwick and back again at the end of the holiday. I was probably in bed asleep before London airport users had even collected their luggage. The joys of an airport on your doorstep. boardsandphotos
  • Score: -1

2:45pm Thu 21 Aug 14

apm1954 says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
A nice little puff piece for the morons who rip off their customers every day with that disgusting drop off charge.
Three years now , move on.
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: A nice little puff piece for the morons who rip off their customers every day with that disgusting drop off charge.[/p][/quote]Three years now , move on. apm1954
  • Score: 0

7:08pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Turtlebay says...

Contribute £4billion to economy, so why the need to force people to pay a drop off fee? Tight fisted!
Contribute £4billion to economy, so why the need to force people to pay a drop off fee? Tight fisted! Turtlebay
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9:58pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Minty Fresh says...

apm1954 wrote:
Minty Fresh wrote:
A nice little puff piece for the morons who rip off their customers every day with that disgusting drop off charge.
Three years now , move on.
Time doesn't make the drop off charge any less of a rip off you clown.
[quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: A nice little puff piece for the morons who rip off their customers every day with that disgusting drop off charge.[/p][/quote]Three years now , move on.[/p][/quote]Time doesn't make the drop off charge any less of a rip off you clown. Minty Fresh
  • Score: -1

10:01pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Minty Fresh says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
Gladly paid the drop off charge earlier this year, a quick, stress free transfer to and from the airport.

No getting up at stupid-o'clock to get to Gatwick and back again at the end of the holiday. I was probably in bed asleep before London airport users had even collected their luggage.

The joys of an airport on your doorstep.
It's the principle ok. Don't you get that?
What next? Charging you to breath in the terminal?
Measuring the pee you squirt in the urinal and charging you accordingly?
Enough is enough.
The drop off scam is a disgrace and the more people who boycott the scam, like me, the better.
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: Gladly paid the drop off charge earlier this year, a quick, stress free transfer to and from the airport. No getting up at stupid-o'clock to get to Gatwick and back again at the end of the holiday. I was probably in bed asleep before London airport users had even collected their luggage. The joys of an airport on your doorstep.[/p][/quote]It's the principle ok. Don't you get that? What next? Charging you to breath in the terminal? Measuring the pee you squirt in the urinal and charging you accordingly? Enough is enough. The drop off scam is a disgrace and the more people who boycott the scam, like me, the better. Minty Fresh
  • Score: -2

10:59am Thu 11 Sep 14

Andy_Moordown says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
boardsandphotos wrote:
Gladly paid the drop off charge earlier this year, a quick, stress free transfer to and from the airport.

No getting up at stupid-o'clock to get to Gatwick and back again at the end of the holiday. I was probably in bed asleep before London airport users had even collected their luggage.

The joys of an airport on your doorstep.
It's the principle ok. Don't you get that?
What next? Charging you to breath in the terminal?
Measuring the pee you squirt in the urinal and charging you accordingly?
Enough is enough.
The drop off scam is a disgrace and the more people who boycott the scam, like me, the better.
With respect you need to keep up with the times, air travel has changed a lot in the last 10-20 years with the rise of the low cost carriers who typically demand that they pay little or no airport fees. How are the regional airports supposed to make enough money to survive?
Raise airport fees and risk losing airlines?

Introduce an airport development tax like Norwich/Newquay, would you like to pay £10 per person on top of your ticket price?

Do nothing, become unprofitable and eventually be forced to close like manston/plymouth/etc
...

introduce a modest drop off fee for people who choose not to park their car at the airport for the duration of their holiday or use the airport bus?

I know which option I prefer! Just in case you think that other airports seem to be able to manage without charging drop off fees check out

http://www.telegraph
.co.uk/travel/travel
news/10529851/Airpor
t-drop-off-charges-o
n-the-rise.html
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: Gladly paid the drop off charge earlier this year, a quick, stress free transfer to and from the airport. No getting up at stupid-o'clock to get to Gatwick and back again at the end of the holiday. I was probably in bed asleep before London airport users had even collected their luggage. The joys of an airport on your doorstep.[/p][/quote]It's the principle ok. Don't you get that? What next? Charging you to breath in the terminal? Measuring the pee you squirt in the urinal and charging you accordingly? Enough is enough. The drop off scam is a disgrace and the more people who boycott the scam, like me, the better.[/p][/quote]With respect you need to keep up with the times, air travel has changed a lot in the last 10-20 years with the rise of the low cost carriers who typically demand that they pay little or no airport fees. How are the regional airports supposed to make enough money to survive? Raise airport fees and risk losing airlines? Introduce an airport development tax like Norwich/Newquay, would you like to pay £10 per person on top of your ticket price? Do nothing, become unprofitable and eventually be forced to close like manston/plymouth/etc ... introduce a modest drop off fee for people who choose not to park their car at the airport for the duration of their holiday or use the airport bus? I know which option I prefer! Just in case you think that other airports seem to be able to manage without charging drop off fees check out http://www.telegraph .co.uk/travel/travel news/10529851/Airpor t-drop-off-charges-o n-the-rise.html Andy_Moordown
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