New restaurant and coffee facilities
The airports restaurant and cafés in the main concourse, and upstairs in the departure lounge have been completely refurbished at a cost of over £3 million. The new restaurants are named after the aircraft designer, RJ Mitchell, who built the Spitfire aircraft and tested the prototype at Southampton Airport in 1936. ‘Mitchell’s Kitchen & Bar’ provides a fresh new feel and bespoke menus specifically created with the time-conscious traveller in mind. Costa Coffee is also available adjacent to Mitchell's Kitchen & Bar in the main concourse and the Departure Lounge.
Improved access for rail passengers
A new footbridge has been installed adjacent to the airport terminal, with a covered walkway and lift access. The bridge makes access to and from the airport significantly easier for passengers with luggage, children or reduced mobility. Developed in partnership with South West Trains, the bridge cost £2 million. The bridge is a significant improvement for passengers who are increasingly using Southampton Airport as a fast link to access London (just 66 minutes away) and the south coast.
Energy saving initiatives
The airport’s air conditioning units have been replaced due to old age. The new units are around 50% more efficient than the previous equipment and run at optimal levels to reduce energy consumption. The new equipment cost £400,000 and keeps the airport comfortably cool.
The airport’s roof glazing has been replaced to provide a lighter and brighter terminal. The new glazing brings environmental benefits, as it has special coating to reflect sunlight. Around 33% of the heat gained from the sun will be eliminated, meaning less energy will be needed for air cooling.
£55,000 has been invested in lighting controls within the short stay car park to provide greater control over the lighting being used. Sensors allow individual lights to be switched off when not required.
New toilet facilities with water and energy saving systems
The airport has replaced the 15 year old fixtures installed when the terminal first opened in 1994. The £830,000 new facilities have a fresh new look, more units and environmental benefits. Basins have built in infra-red activated taps reducing water usage and the hand driers are some of the most efficient systems available, reducing energy use.
Southampton Airport vision and masterplan
The masterplan document shown below shows our vision for the future of the airport over the next 25 years. The purpose of the master plan is to indicate how we intend to meet demand for regional air travel in two distinct periods: between now and 2015 and between 2015 and 2030. It also restates the airport’s commitment to sustainable development and responsible growth.
Download the Master Plan (4,001KB PDF)
Download the summary document of the Master Plan (923KB PDF)
Download the accompanying drawings
Drawing 1 - 2006 Land ownership (189KB PDF)
Drawing 2 - 2006 Land use (201 KB PDF)
Drawing 3 - 2015 Indicative land use (205 KB PDF)
Drawing 4 - 2030 Indicative land use scenario 1 (207 KB PDF)
Drawing 5 - 2030 Indicative land use scenario 2 (213 KB PDF)
Drawing 6 - 2005 Air noise contours (330 KB PDF)
Drawing 7 - 2015 Air noise contours (313 KB PDF)
The master plan has been developed in response to the Government White Paper, ‘The Future of Air Transport’, which requires specified airport operators to outline their vision for growth up to 2030.