Operational Resources

Bournemouth Airport

Further information

Cargo First presently operates air cargo facilities at Bournemouth Airport, located in the South of England. Our key benefits of use include:

  • Uncongested, unrestricted airspace and airfield operations
  • Fast, efficient cargo processing times
  • Highway access to London within 90 minutes

Call today +44 (0) 1202 364 110

Airfield Configuration and Operating Hours

  • Airfield designator codes:
    • IATA: BOH
    • ICAO: EGHH
  • Airfield operating hours: Summer - 06:30-21:30 (local time) daily, Winter - 08:00-20:00 (local time) daily
    • Extension up to 23:59 (local time) subject to PPR
    • Capability to operate (unrestricted) up to H24, year-round
  • Runway: 2,271m asphalt/concrete
  • CAT III ILS (Runway 26), CAT I ILS (Runway 08)
  • Class D Airspace within the Bournemouth Control Zone & Solent Control Area
  • State of the art Primary & Secondary Radars with Mode S capability
  • Unrestricted operations up to ICAO Code E aircraft, Code F with PPR
  • Parking up to ICAO Code F aircraft (self-manoeuvring)
  • Fire Category 10 as standard (cargo aircraft only)
  • No slot constraints:
    • Airfield is Level 1 schedules facilitated
    • Flight schedule data is collected by our appointed coordinator: ACL

Further information:

  • Download Bournemouth UK AIP Publication: Here
  • Download ACL Bournemouth Schedules Information: Here

Airside Handling Operations

Cargo First at Bournemouth Airport offers a full suite of handling services and equipment for air cargo operations as part of our One Team service offering:

  • Aircraft handling – our experienced team has at their disposal equipment capable of handling aircraft up to B747 size and are trained to handle most types of cargo, including Dangerous Goods (DGR);
    • High-loaders capable of servicing main deck of cargo aircraft up to B747
    • Lower deck loaders
    • Pallet and container dollies
    • Forklift trucks
    • Passenger steps
    • Aircraft tow bars
    • Other, specialist, cargo handling equipment can be secured upon request
    • Air Start Units (ASUs)
    • Ground Power Units (GPUs)
    • Toilet & Fresh Water service
    • Airside crew transport

The following additional services are also provided in-house by the Bournemouth Airport team:

  • Aircraft fuelling – contact us for current fuel prices
  • De-icing – rig hire and de-icing service available, contact us for current prices
  • Aircraft catering – prices bespoke to your operational requirements available upon request

Further information:

  • Link to 2022-23 Bournemouth Airport airfield charges Here
  • Contact us for an airside handling quote bespoke to your operational needs

Air Cargo Customs/Transit Shed Operations

Cargo First presently operates two Air Cargo Customs/Transit Shed facilities at Bournemouth Airport, in conjunction with our partner DGM:

  • Air Cargo Building 268 (open up to 06:00-23:00 Local time daily, with extension possible on demand)
  • Air Cargo Building 401 (open subject to requirement up to 06:00-23:00 Local time daily)

The following services are available at both facilities:

  • Customs Clearances
  • Inter-bond transfer services
  • Security screening service:
    • X-ray (up to maximum pallet dimensions 1.8m wide x 1.8m deep x3m long)
    • ETD
    • Other, specialist, screening services available upon request
  • Dangerous Goods holding area
  • Scales (maximum single unit weight 10,000kg)

The following types of cargo can be handled:

  • General cargo
  • Automotive/Just in time loads
  • Dangerous Goods (contact us for further information of types)
  • Heavy and outsize consignments
  • Parcels and Mail
  • Perishable goods (subject to certain government restrictions)

Further information:

  • Link to Cargo First/DGM Terminal Handling Charges document

Onward trucking and other services


Whether you need bonded trucks to perform an inter-bond transfer to your warehouse in the London area or general trucking anywhere in the UK and beyond, our bespoke bolt-on trucking service options are available to complete the all-in-one handling service provision.

Contact us for further information and pricing bespoke to your needs.


Our co-located Aviation Business Park offers a range of accommodation options including offices and warehouses.

Contact us for further information.


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