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New owner for Bournemouth Airport

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7:52am 6th December 2017

Bournemouth Airport has a new owner.

It's been sold to the Rigby Group.

The company based in Stratford Upon Avon already owns Exeter Airport as well as Norwich and Coventry.

Lorna Carver, director of Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership said:

"Bournemouth International Airport is one of Dorset's key economic assets - there is great opportunity to unlock employment land at Aviation Business Park and big opportunities in terms of jobs and growth for the area.  We launched the Bournemouth International Growth Programme last year and secured £45.2 million of growth deal funding to invest in infrastructure in and around Bournemouth Airport and Wessex Fields to improve connectivity, ease congestion, protect existing jobs and create new ones.

"We are pleased that RCA has recognised the importance of Bournemouth Airport as a business hub for the south and look forward to working with them to deliver our major plans for growth for Dorset."

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