Bournemouth Airport Re-opens

15 April 2010, 11:17 | Updated: 21 April 2010, 05:43

Bournemouth Airport re-opened at 10pm on Tuesday night.

It's after the Civil Aviation Authority announced it is safe to fly, after the massive cloud of volcanic ash had disrupted flights into and out of the UK for almost a week.

A spokesman for Bournemouth Airport said: "Flights can begin to operate to and from Bournemouth as soon as our airlines are ready, although this could take several hours of organisation. We will, of course, be working closely with our airline partners to help stranded passengers return home with the minimum delay.

"It is absolutely essential that people continue to contact their airline before travelling to the airport for any departing flight because schedules will take some time to return to normal.  After six days without flights and thousands of passengers waiting to be repatriated, significant disruption is likely before normal operations are resumed.
We would like to thank our passengers and staff for their continued patience and understanding since this situation began on Thursday 15th April."