A new contract to run buses to and from Bournemouth Airport is taking off at the end of October.
Yellow Buses’ new-look service will pick up passengers from airport’s arrivals terminal as well as the ever-growing Aviation Business Park. The new service has been designed to bring direct connections to a lot more people as it continues to serve Bournemouth Square and the railway station, but will now be serving Winton, Moordown, Northbourne and Parley Cross.
It will run from 6am through to 7pm every day of week, including weekends and bank holidays.
The deal between Bournemouth’s brightest bus company and Bournemouth Airport will see the service change from the A1 to the 14, bringing the service into Yellow Buses wider network This means that passengers get to benefit from cheaper prices, with a single ticket to the airport from anywhere on the route will cost no more than £2.40, and a day return ticket will cost no more than £3.70.
Regular users wanting to access the growing job market at the Aviation Business Park will benefit from Yellow Buses’ Glo cards, making the daily commute really affordable.
Andrew Smith, Managing Director of Yellow Buses, said: “This is a renewed contract but we’ve widened out the service.
“It will go to the airport passenger terminal and around the business park, as well as providing passengers from the Winton and Moordown area with a direct bus to and from the airport.
“We are opening up the service to meet the wider market and another benefit is that the service will be run on our own fare structure meaning it will be even better value for money.”
‘We’re particularly excited about our new-look app, which not only helps passengers plan their journey with real time departure information at their fingertips, but users can even buy their bus tickets on their app.’
Paul Knight, Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport, said: “Ryanair has doubled the size of their winter programme this year, so we will be seeing even more passengers using the airport – many of whom will benefit from this improved service.
“The new route will also be a huge boost for those working on the Aviation Business Park which currently supports over 200 businesses, employing 3000 people.”