Bosses at Bournemouth Airport in the south of England are considering a renovation program to help accommodate VIP passengers following AFC Bournemouth’s promotion into the English Premier League (EPL).
The improvements being considered include: a dedicated lounge for friends and family of Premier League football teams; creating a fast track processing lane at arrivals for football kits; offering a new range of spa and beauty treatments; and creating a new cocktail menu.
Paul Knight, general manager of Bournemouth Airport, said, “At this stage, we are still celebrating the fantastic achievement of The Cherries, but over the summer we will be liaising with our colleagues at Manchester and East Midlands airports to ensure we are Premier League ready.
“Clearly the promotion is a massive boost for the town and everyone is very proud of Eddie Howe and the players’ achievement. We are keen to play the best role we can in ensuring that their first season in the Premier League is as successful as possible and choosing to fly to away games as opposed to making long journeys by road seems a smart move in any coaching manual. You never know, this time next year we could also be talking about our European schedule.”
Bournemouth Airport currently serves around 811,000 passengers annually and offers flights to locations such as Manchester, Amsterdam, Alicante, Paris, Tenerife and Dublin.