Bournemouth Airport (IATA: BOH, ICAO: EGHH) (previously known as Hurn Airport and Bournemouth International Airport) is an airport located 3.5 NM (6.5 km; 4.0 mi) north-northeast of Bournemouth, in southern England. Bournemouth Airport opened as RAF Hurn in 1941 and began commercial services in the late 1950s, with Palmair commencing flights to Majorca in October 1958.
Subsequently Ryanair and Thomson Airways based aircraft at the airport, with scheduled flights now frequently serving Western Europe and the Mediterranean area, with charter and seasonal services serving North Africa, North America and the Caribbean. Passenger numbers peaked in 2007 when just over 1 million passed through the airport, however had fallen to around 610,000 in 2011.
BOURNEMOUTH AIRPORT HISTORY
Heathrow Airport was originally known as Great West Aerodrome, a small airfield built in 1929.
The development of this small airfield into the Heathrow we know today began in 1944, with the aim of using the airfield for long-distance military aircraft during World War II. However, by the time the airport was almost complete, the war had ended, and the airport continued to develop as a civil airport.
Today, Heathrow Airport has over 90 airlines flying to 170 destinations across the globe, and is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom.
BOURNEMOUTH AIRPORT LOCATION
Bournemouth Airport is situated on the edge of Hurn village in the Borough of Christchurch, 4 miles (6 km) north of Bournemouth, 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the A338 and approximately 100 miles (160 km) south west of London.
BOURNEMOUTH AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 38 ft.
Runway length available: 08/26 7451×151 ft.