Business expansion
United Kingdom
South West; Dorset and Somerset; Bournemouth and Poole
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51 - Air transport

260 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
14 October 2004
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


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.


  • 14 October 2004: The Guardian


Eurofound (2004), Thomsonfly, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 60650, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60650.