Aviation & Aerospace

Published: November 26, 2021 | Updated: November 26, 2021

New routes to France and Croatia take off with Ryanair from Bournemouth Airport next spring

Zadar waterfront viewed from the sea in Dalmatia, Croatia.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

Ryanair has announced two new routes from Bournemouth Airport.

Flights to Bergerac in France and the resort of Zadar on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast start next spring.

They bring to 15 the number of Ryanair routes available from Bournemouth in its 2021/22 schedule.

Flights to Bergerac and Zadar start from March 29, 2022, and will operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Tickets are on sale now at ryanair.com.

Bergerac, pictured, is described as 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 said by Rough Guides to be ‘one of the coolest places on the Adriatic’.

It’s renowned for its Roman and Venetian ruins, uncrowded white sand beaches and proximity to Croatia’s national parks, including Plitvice Lakes with the country’s highest waterfall.

Steve Gill, Managing Director, Bournemouth Airport, pictured left, 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.”

Jason McGuinness, Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, said: “Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, is committed to re-building Europe’s aviation and tourism industries as we grow our passenger numbers to 225m per annum by 2026.

“We are excited to continue working with Bournemouth Airport to connect people to their favourite holiday destinations next summer including Bergerac and Zadar.”

Ryanair recently started five international routes from Bournemouth Airport including Gran Canaria, Budapest, Dublin, Lisbon and Wroclaw, known as the ‘Venice of Poland’ for its maze of islands and bridges.

In total the airline has 15 routes from Bournemouth.

They include: Spain (Alicante, Girona (Barcelona), Gran Canaria, Malaga, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife), Ireland (Dublin), Hungary (Budapest), Poland (Krakow and Wroclaw), Portugal (Faro and Lisbon), Croatia (Zadar) and France (Bergerac).

Bournemouth Airport has announced 33 destinations in 16 countries for 2021/22.

For full details of all flight destinations and holidays available from Bournemouth Airport click here.