Directions to Airtime

Visiting Airtime Aviation.

We welcome visitors to our facilities at Bournemouth International Airport. Airtime Aviation's main facility is located in the North West Industrial Sector. For aircraft visiting for maintenance, call Airtime to discuss your landing fees which can be substantially reduced.

Fly-in Visitors. Bournemouth has a GA-friendly ATC team. Although Bournemouth handles airlines such as Ryanair and EasyJet, and is in Class D airspace, a visit to Bournemouth is not a daunting as it may appear. If you need any help in planning your arrival by air, we are happy to talk you though the local procedures so that you know what to expect. Some pilots find the taxiways confusing and have been known to take a wrong turn. Whether it is finding the local VRPs from the air or just finding Airtime after you land, we are here to help you.

Bournemouth Airport is strictly PPR for aircraft not based here and all fly-in visitors need a PPR number.  If you are flying in specifically to visit Airtime (for maintenance, to collect a pilot, etc.,) you should phone Airtime to arrange PPR. Any other visits to Bournemouth must use Bournemouth Handling (see your flight guide for details). Again, if you need clarification, phone Airtime.

If you intend to arrive outside normal hours, please contact our reception by telephone to make arrangements (please see our news pages for the latest information on Airside Access and security measures).

Please report to our reception on arrival.

Pilots from outside the UK

UK requirements have changed recently. You cannot arrive in the UK without notifying UK Border Force in advance, even at Bournemouth. You will need to give at least (possibly more, depending on your point of departure) 4 hours notice of your intended arrival. For more information, see the pdf document [ click here ].

If you or one of your passengers is not an EU citizen, you will have to be met by a UKBF officer when you arrive at Bournemouth.


To assist we have included a Google Map below

Travelling by Road. Bournemouth Airport has good road links to London and the East (via M3, A31 and A338), to the North (via A34, M3, A31 and A338). Approaching Bournemouth from the West, use the A35 through Dorset and the A31. From the North West, use the A350.

Travelling by Rail. Bournemouth has a mainline station and is less than 2 hours from London Waterloo with direct trains to the North. A regular bus service is operated by Bournemouth Airport from the Bournemouth Travel Interchange outside the station to the Bournemouth Airport Terminal and Industrial areas.

Travelling by Air

caa logoThe CAA are intending to start a trail around Solent airspace in an effort to reduce infringements. Solent was identified as one of the "hotspots" for infringement. (see )

The CAA consider that the idea of the Listening Squawk has reduced infringements so they are extending this idea and identifying an area around the Solent Zone where you should use the Southampton Listening Squawk of 0011 and listen to 120.225 MHz . Essentially this will be a "curtain" of airspace around Solent Zone where you should squawk 0011.

Full details will appear in a NOTAM before the trial starts in July but Airtime is trying to make all pilots flying from Airtime and any visitors to Airtime aware of the trial. During the trial, Airtime will be happy to give any information to based or visiting pilots.

(Pilots flying in and out of Lee-on-Solent will be asked to squawk another code when they are talking on the Lee frequency.)


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