After much speculation, Flybe has confirmed it is pulling out of services from Bournemouth Airport.
This is despite the fact that the airline had reintroduced services from the airport just six months ago and signs were that operations were successful.
The news comes as a bitter blow to the airport who invested a staggering £45 million, just before the recession and decline on travel impacted, on a new terminal building. Since then, the travel industry is booming, yet the airport can’t afford to lose airlines or routes. As a result, the airport’s ambitious passenger number expectations of three million per annual will not be realised.
This now means that all services to Amsterdam, Dublin, Glasgow, Jersey and Paris by Flybe won’t be offered. Despite this, Ryanair and Thomson Airways, continue to operate from the Bournemouth Airport.
The airline will continue to operate services from neighbouring airport, Southampton, as it consolidates its Southampton and Bournemouth operations.