RYANAIR will be restarting some its routes from Bournemouth Airport next week.

The budget airline will be operating routes to Krakow, Tenerife, Faro, Alicante and Malaga.

The airport at Hurn said the flights are due to resume from December 18.

Steve Gill, Bournemouth Airport managing director, said: “We’re excited to welcome passengers back to Bournemouth Airport, with Ryanair flights to Krakow, Tenerife, Faro, Alicante and Malaga all restarting this December.

"We’ve taken the necessary steps to ensure safe travel through the airport, and encourage passengers in need of a break to book now and enjoy some winter sun.”

TUI has already resumed some of its routes from the airport, such as to Tenerife, although the government announced on Thursday, December 10, that the travel corridor to the Canary Islands had been removed.

From 4am on Saturday, December 12, travellers entering the UK from the Spanish islands must self-isolate for up to 14 days.

The decision was made after a rise in the number of coronavirus cases, according to transport secretary Grant Shapps.

Commercial flights from Bournemouth Airport had effectively come to a halt for many months this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As reported, many airlines used the grounds around the runway at Bournemouth Airport to store their aircraft, including more than 30 from British Airways.