EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Bournemouth and Poole; Dorset and Somerset; South West


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
51 - Air transport
Group: TUI

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-10-2004
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 260

Additional Information

Thomsonfly, a new low cost airline, started operations in March at Coventry Airport. In the first year of operation 200 direct jobs were forecast with many other indirect jobs to be added in the locality. Now the low-fare airline, run by the holiday company, has announced further plans to operate from Bournemouth airport from next year. Thomsonfly.com will fly from Bournemouth in March to a range of destinations in mainland Europe. The move will help create more than 60 additional jobs.