A much-needed boost for Dorset

THERE’S some good news at Bournemouth Airport for transatlantic travellers.

Aer Lingus is re-scheduling its flight from the airport to Dublin from July which means it will land in the Irish capital in time to meet onward flights to the USA.

Waiting times should only be two hours for a connection and flights will rise from four days a week to six.

A bonus is that passengers will be able to check-in directly through to their final destination and clear US customs in Ireland.

This should prove more convenient for all travellers who currently drive to other airports for such flights.

And it may also encourage a few more people from this region to fly to the States and use Bournemouth Airport and its facilities.

We echo the sentiments of local tourism chiefs that hope the move will encourage more visitors from the USA to Dorset.

It sounds like a win-win situation all round.

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4:57pm Fri 25 Jan 13

skydriver says...

Tourism chiefs should TELL the MAG to drop the drop of charge. For goodness sake how many more times does this have to been commented on.
Are MAG deaf or daft, or just plain greedy, emm I guess the latter.
This needs to be dealt with ASAP, otherwise there will not be any customers.
Tourism chiefs should TELL the MAG to drop the drop of charge. For goodness sake how many more times does this have to been commented on. Are MAG deaf or daft, or just plain greedy, emm I guess the latter. This needs to be dealt with ASAP, otherwise there will not be any customers. skydriver

11:45pm Mon 28 Jan 13

ajj-dorset says...

What a desperate piece of PR?

So you can now fly to Dublin, wait two hours for the transfer and get on a new plane for your connecting flight? Or you could get a taxi or coach up to Heathrow and fly to New York direct on one of numerous competing airlines that fly every day?

I really doubt this is going to appeal to more than a very few
What a desperate piece of PR? So you can now fly to Dublin, wait two hours for the transfer and get on a new plane for your connecting flight? Or you could get a taxi or coach up to Heathrow and fly to New York direct on one of numerous competing airlines that fly every day? I really doubt this is going to appeal to more than a very few ajj-dorset

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