A NEW bus service between Bournemouth Airport and the town centre will start at the end of October.

Yellow Buses' new-look service will pick up passengers from the airport's arrivals terminal, as well as the expanding Aviation Business Park.

The new service has been designed to bring direct connections to many more people.

It will continue to serve Bournemouth Square and the railway station as well as Winton, Moordown, Northbourne and Parley Cross.

The service will run from 6am through to 7pm every day of the week, including weekends and bank holidays, and will change from the A1 to the 14.

And passengers will benefit from cheaper prices, with a single ticket costing no more than £2.40, and a return for £3.70.

Regular users wanting to access the growing jobs market at the Aviation Business Park can use Yellow Buses’ Glo cards, making the daily commute more affordable.

Andrew Smith, managing director of Yellow Buses, said: “This is a renewed contract but we’ve widened out the service.

“It will go to the airport passenger terminal and around the business park, as well as providing passengers from the Winton and Moordown area with a direct bus to and from the airport.

“We are opening up the service to meet the wider market and another benefit is that the service will be run on our own fare structure meaning it will be even better value for money.

“We’re particularly excited about our new-look app, which not only helps passengers plan their journey with real time departure information at their fingertips, but also allows them to buy their bus tickets.”

Paul Knight, managing director of Bournemouth Airport, said: “Ryanair has doubled the size of their winter programme this year, so we will be seeing even more passengers using the airport – many of whom will benefit from this improved service.

“The new route will also be a huge boost for those working on the Aviation Business Park which currently supports over 200 businesses, employing 3,000 people.”