RYANAIR is celebrating 15 years of operation at Bournemouth Airport with an increased summer schedule and a special seat sale.

The low-cost airline will be operating its biggest summer schedule from Bournemouth with over 120 weekly flights.

There will be three new destinations across its 18 routes including Carcassonne, Edinburgh and Venice.

Ryanair has become the number one carrier in Bournemouth, since starting flights in 2008.

The airline will be supporting over 640 jobs this summer, after seeing a 28% growth from last year.

To celebrate its 15-year anniversary and record-breaking schedule, Ryanair has launched a sale with fares from £29.99 for travel between July and September.

Ryanair was the first low-cost airline to operate from Bournemouth Airport and now carries over 776,000 passengers per year to and from Bournemouth.

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Ryanair’s head of communications, Jade Kirwan expressed the importance of operating from regional bases.

“I think obviously city connectivity is important for certain reasons, but equally regional connectivity is just as important,” said Jade.

“We're connecting people in terms of holidays, but it's also important that we bring in that inbound tourism, we're bringing people to visit their friends and family too.”

“Ryanair has operated at Bournemouth Airport since 1996 and our record Summer ’23 schedule of more than 18 routes will not only provide Bournemouth’s customers/visitors with an unbeatable selection of sunny hotspots and vibrant European city break destinations for their Summer ’23 getaways.

“Particularly the likes of Budapest, Dublin, Faro, Venice, and Zadar where we operate exclusively to/from Bournemouth Airport, but will continue to promote important regional development through the support of over 640 local jobs, and delivery of even greater connectivity with Europe and its millions of holidaymakers.”

Steve Gill, Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport added: “In the 15 years since Ryanair opened its base at Bournemouth Airport our partnership has gone from strength to strength with more routes, more choice and more low fares for local people.

“We look forward to continuing that long association and celebrating further growth in the years to come.”