Budget airline Ryanair has announced the launch of two new routes from Bournemouth Airport for 2022.
The carrier will be flying to Bergerac in France and the resort of Zadar on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, starting next spring.
It brings the number of Ryanair routes available from Bournemouth to 15 in its 2021-22 schedule.
Flights to Bergerac and Zadar will start on March 29 and will operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Bergerac is a quintessential medieval French town on the banks of the Dordogne and a gateway to South West France. It has a winemaking industry dating back to the second century and is designated a Town of Art and History by France’s Ministry of Culture.
Zadar is described by Rough Guides as “one of the coolest places on the Adriatic”, and is known for its Roman and Venetian ruins, white sand beaches and proximity to Croatia’s national parks, including Plitvice Lakes with the country’s highest waterfall.
Steve Gill, managing director of Bournemouth Airport, said: “Bergerac and Zadar are fantastic additions to Bournemouth Airport’s growing number of international destinations and are ideal for a short break or longer holiday.
“Ryanair have launched one of their biggest ever seasons from Bournemouth and we’re delighted there is so much choice available to holidaymakers from their local airport.”
Ryanair’s director of commercial, Jason McGuinness, said the company was “committed” to re-building Europe’s aviation and tourism industries post-pandemic.
“We are excited to continue working with Bournemouth Airport to connect the people of Bournemouth to their favourite holiday destinations next summer including Bergerac and Zadar,” he said.
Ryanair has said it is planning to grow its passenger numbers to 225 million a year by 2026. The budget airline recently launched five international routes from Bournemouth Airport – Gran Canaria; Budapest; Dublin; Lisbon; and Wroclaw, in Poland.
Bournemouth Airport has announced 33 destinations in 16 countries for 2021-22.
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