The history of Hurn Airport is generally divided into different eras, or more usually by decade. We have split the history into four sections relating to different names that Hurn Airport has carried.

Bournemouth Airport

Christchurch Airfield

This charts the history of the airfield prior to World War 2

Wartime Hurn

RAF Hurn

With the onset of World War 2, major changes took place which resulted in Bournemouth losing one airport but gaining another

Hurn Airport

Hurn Airport

This is the period which saw the first long distance flights take place, as well as some interesting changes of ownership


Bournemouth Airport

The current incarnation of Bournemouth Airport, as well as looking at what the future may hold