Southampton Airport Blog Latest posts in Southampton Airport Blog Mon, 06 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT Feeling romantic this Valentine’s Day? With Valentine’s Day looming it’s time to surprise the love or your life or rekindle an old flame with a romantic break. Jet off from Southampton Airport and experience the wonders of Paris, Amsterdam, Glasgow and Belfast – book early and get ready to fall in love with these amazing cities that are just a short flight away. Mon, 06 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT Morzine: family-friendly skiing close to Geneva Whether it’s your annual family skiing trip or your first time on the slopes, there are lots of things to consider when choosing a ski resort. Due to its close proximity to Geneva airport and family-friendly culture, Morzine has long been a favourite amongst families and has everything needed to keep mum, dad, kids, and teens happy. Here's the low-down on what the area has to offer for families. Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT Top tips for travelling over Christmas It’s the most wonderful time of the year … unless you’ve missed your flight, left your passport at home or forgotten to pack the Christmas presents! Take the stress out of seasonal travel and arrive at your destination ready to enjoy Christmas with family or friends with our holiday travel tips. And the best tip of all? Plan ahead! Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT Flying home for Christmas: what you can take in your hand luggage If you’re flying this Christmas, we understand it can be challenging and confusing to know what’s allowed and not allowed beyond the security gate – which is why Southampton Airport is here to help. Mon, 02 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT Best New Year Breaks from Southampton Airport Recharge your batteries and have some fun with an end-of-year city break in Edinburgh, Paris, Dublin or Amsterdam – all just a short flight from Southampton Airport. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMT Ski in Morzine this winter Why you should ski in Morzine this winter? At just 75 minutes transfer time from Geneva airport, Morzine is one of the best access points for the Portes du Soleil, a huge ski area that competes with the Trois Vallées and Paradiski for the title of ‘the world's biggest ski area’. When it's time to hit the slopes, its varied terrain and snowparks tick all the boxes for beginner to advanced level skiers and snowboarders. What's more, the resort's foodie scene gets better and better each year, and visitors can enjoy all of this whilst staying in a picturesque Alpine town, with not a single high-rise in sight! Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMT Easy Christmas Shopping with World Duty Free We don’t really want to mention the “C” word but Christmas is literally just around the corner – and that means making a start, or at least thinking about, the gifts you need to buy for your nearest and dearest. The run-up to the festive season, of course, is hectic and what with all those office parties and nights out with friends to be fitted in, when will you find the time to go Christmas shopping? Well, it doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, you can cross some of those gifts off your list when you’re jetting off on a pre-Christmas city break, skiing holiday or getting your fix of winter sun. The answer is easy: World Duty-Free at Southampton Airport. Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMT Upstairs, downstairs at Highclere Castle – the real Downton Abbey Fans of the hit TV series Downton Abbey have flocked to cinemas across the UK to see the new film which features the king and queen visiting the Crawley family. And if the film has left you wanting more of the upstairs lives of Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham and her husband Lord Robert Crawley, the Earl of Grantham and their staff downstairs, led by butler Mr Carson and housekeeper Mrs Hughes, there’s only one place to go – Highclere Castle in Hampshire. Thu, 31 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMT Ski Season is here! Ski season is just around the corner and Geneva, the gorgeous Swiss city at the foot of the Alps and Chambéry, the lively capital of the Savoie region of eastern France, are both a short flight from Southampton Airport. So, what are you waiting for? Choose your resort and book today! Fri, 25 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMT Plan your next break in the UK or Ireland Plan your next break in the UK or Ireland to catch up with family and friends or plan a well-deserved break in one of your favourite cities. Breezing through Southampton Airport to popular destinations across Britain and Ireland couldn’t be easier! Thu, 24 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMT It’s the most wonderful time of the year… There’s nothing quite like a stroll around a sparkly Christmas Market where you can browse colourful stalls for unusual gifts, sip mulled wine and fill yourself with festive spirit. Here are some of our favourite ones – and they’re all a hop, skip and a jump away from Southampton Airport. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT Things to do in the snow … when you don’t indulge in winter sports As much as you may enjoy a trip away to a beautiful and picturesque winter destination a skiing trip may not necessarily be for you! However don't worry as there are still plenty of things to see and do if skiing or snowboarding is not your forte. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT There is something for every skier in Geneva. As the winter sports season looms ever closer and you start thinking about dusting down your skis and snowboards, let us point you in the direction of Geneva – the chic Swiss city that has some of the best snow in Europe nearby. Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT Get ready to hit the slopes Regular and more experienced winter sports enthusiasts don’t need much advice before jetting off on that annual pilgrimage to the snow. Others, however, particularly first-time skiers, should welcome all the help they can get. Hitting the slopes needs a fair bit of preparation so you need to plan everything – from your clothing and equipment to your fitness levels. Thu, 29 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT Making the most of a family holiday Time away with the family is precious and when it’s that one part of year when we have a chance to kick off our shoes and leave the routine of work and school behind, we want to make the most of our annual holiday. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT Some of our favourite beaches this summer Summer’s here and for many it means one thing – that annual holiday in the sun where you can kick off your shoes, let down your hair and hit the beach. But which beaches are the best for you? Is it a family-friendly Blue Flag beach with safe swimming you’re looking for, a beach with sun loungers, parasols, bars and restaurants, pristine, golden sands and shallow water or somewhere quiet where you can escape the crowds? Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT Last-minute getaways for grown-ups You really do love children – your own and other people’s. But sometimes you need a well-deserved break without the kids and, preferably, no-one else’s little ones to disturb you. Yes, it’s time for the adults to have some fun on their own – be that with your loved one on a romantic break, with a group of friends or even as a solo traveller. There are plenty of options nowadays wherever you choose to go. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT Finding that perfect last-minute holiday How do you find the best last-minute holiday? We’ve all heard friends and colleagues talking about the fantastic deal they got – so why can’t you land a bargain too? The good news is that you can get a piece of action – but you’ve got to be prepared to spend a bit of time doing your research, be flexible and accept that the resort you want might not be available at short notice. Of course, you might not necessarily be looking for a bargain-basement deal – you just want the perfect holiday for you. So here are some top tips to help you on your way from Southampton Airport. Thu, 08 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT Uncover Palma de Mallorca The capital city of the island of Majorca, Palma de Mallorca is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Spain and an absolute must if you're seeking sun, sea, sand and serenity by day and an unparalleled party scene by night. Book your cheap flights to Palma de Mallorca today, and you'll be lounging on golden sands in no time. Wed, 31 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT Shades of summer - how to pick the perfect pair of sunglasses Find the perfect summer shades with a range of beautiful designer sunglasses at World Duty Free. Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT Scent of summer - a handy guide to choosing a new fragrance Find the perfect summer fragrance for you with a huge selection at World Duty Free. Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT Golden rules for the perfect summer tan – all year round! Follow these golden rules to maintain a perfect summery glow all-year round! Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT Top Golfing Destinations to Visit in 2019/2020 When the bunkers and greens are waterlogged, we can’t help but daydream of teeing up in our short sleeves all year round. Hang on… you could always hop on a plane for a golf break in the sun. That’s what Glencor Golf have been thinking about recently, check out their shortlist of European golf destinations to visit in 2019/2020. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT The top five best golf courses in Algarve Portugal has long been a favourite destination for golfers around the world and nowhere is more popular than the country’s famous southern Algarve region, aptly named the ‘golfing gem’ of Portugal. The combination of world-class golf courses, luxurious hotels and outstanding coastline make golf holidays in Portugal a no-brainer for any enthusiast or sun seeker. Check out Golf Travel Centre’s top choices for Portugal, all of which are accessible from a Southampton to Faro Airport trip. Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT Watercress – Hampshire’s Emerald Crown Hampshire has much to offer with its naval links in Portsmouth, connections to much-loved authors Jane Austen and Dickens, memorable day trips to the Isle of Wight and even the ancient medieval capital city of Winchester.  But, did you know that Hampshire boasts another historic capital claim? That of the capital of the watercress industry! Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT Hole-in-one getaways in France! France has a rich golfing history with the opening of Pau Golf Course, the first golf course in mainland Europe, dating back to 1856. Golf in France has grown in popularity over the years due to the influence of English golfers looking for some sun and it is now one of Europe’s most desirable golfing spots. Boasting beautiful weather, superb quality golf courses and a sense of la dolce vita, visitors can find a huge variety of options throughout the country. French culture, history, scenery and cuisine help to make golf in France diverse and exciting. With a wealth of things to do, even for non-golfers, France golf breaks offer something for everyone. Check out Golf Travel Centre’s pick of golf breaks in France, all within two hours from Southampton! Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT An insider’s guide to Ibiza Ibiza isn’t just famed for its nightlife – it boasts scenic sandy beaches, charming villages and a UNESCO-listed old town, too. So, whether you’re after a friends’, couples’ or family-friendly holiday, you’re sure to find something for you on a TUI holiday to Ibiza. Stuck on what to do and where to stay? Don’t worry – we’re here to help you get clued up… Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Guest post: worldwide transfer connections with HolidayTaxis Book your onwards transfer in your destination country through the Southampton Airport website. Ensure your trip continues hassle-free. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT There is me in Menorca, and Menorca is in me… If Menorca is still not on your bucket list, then that ought to change right now. We’ve prepared a list of top reasons to visit one of the most beautiful Balearic islands, so buckle up! Mon, 18 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Are you ready for summer with TUI? Discover idyllic Mediterranean climates, sandy beaches and picturesque scenery when you book your summer holiday with TUI. Packages include regular and direct flights from Southampton to the Balearic Islands, where you could be enjoying the warmth if their summer sun in less than three hours! Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Printemps in Paris, Bergerac or Bordeaux? As winter starts to retreat, put your spring into step and enjoy a mini break in France. Fly to one of many destinations in France from Southampton Airport and breeze through our terminal with our fast and efficient service. Sat, 02 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Check your flight status with 'My Flights'... Southampton Airport are constantly striving to improve customer experience online and are delighted to announce their latest flight status checker tool, My Flights. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Top five culinary gems of Ibiza Think Ibiza has nothing to offer to satisfy your taste buds? Think again. With a broad spectrum of bars and restaurants scattered throughout this beautiful island, you will definitely be spoilt for choice when it comes to iconic Spanish cuisine. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Top Destinations For A Winter Golf Holiday With temperatures set to freeze and the joys of the Christmas break a distant memory, why not book a golf holiday to escape the winter blues and practice your game. Just a short flight away, exchange cold and grey days for scenic views and relaxation with Golf Travel Centre’s pick of destinations for a winter getaway. Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Top Things to Do in Chambery This Winter The historical town of Chambéry is much more than a stop off on the way to the French Alps for skiers. Explore the winding, medieval streets, peruse the museums, and taste the region’s finest wines with this helpful blog, prepared by our partners at Alps2Alps. Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT From Amsterdam with Love The iconic “I amsterdam” sign has been removed from Museumplein on 3 December over the government’s claim of overtourism and individuality. The popular letters have always been one of the main tourist attractions, featuring in more than 6000 photos and selfies a day. But if you think there is now no other reason to visit Amsterdam, take a look at our quick guide to this beautiful city. Mon, 24 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Discover the Northern Lights from Southampton Airport The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, is at the top of many people’s bucket list, and our partners at Omega Breaks have an exclusive journey to take you on from Southampton Airport next year. But before you rush off to get your tickets, we wanted to explain to you what’s so fascinating about this particular flights. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Walk The Floor With...Matthew Brierley Want to know what happens behind the scenes of your favourite airport? Matthew Brierley, Airside Operations and Safety Duty Officer, shared with us a typical day in his job and some inside stories. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Top Things to Do in Geneva This Weekend Cutting-edge contemporary art and a two-headed turtle. Not the first things that come to mind when you think of Geneva? We all know the stereotypes, and who doesn’t love chocolate, watches and cheese? However, there’s more to the Swiss city than you might think. With culture and history galore, this stunning Swiss city makes a dreamy weekend getaway, so if you are wondering what to do in Geneva, our partners at Alps2Alps know exactly what to do! Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Willkommen to the magic of Dusseldorf Christmas markets During Advent, Düsseldorf is an exciting mix of seven Christmas markets and shopping delights with over 200 decorated huts which form part of different theme worlds across the city. Make sure you visit every single market as each one of them has something different to offer. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT How to be a more energy efficient traveller Travelling is an exciting and thrilling part of life. It’s the chance to explore new places, experience new cultures, and gain a better outlook on life. Almost 1.2 million people travel internationally each year and it’s said to be the fastest growing industry worldwide. Tourism has undoubtedly had a positive impact on the global economy. Passengers’ need to travel, explore and learn about new cities and cultures continues to grow, however they can do this through a number of sustainable ways. Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Warm fáilte to Belfast! For many years Belfast has been on a list of cities that tourists would avoid at all costs. But the times of war are long gone, with the city going through an incredible process of re-branding itself, voted as one of the top 10 must-see destinations in the world by the Times of London. From its ashen history, Belfast was reborn into a vibrant and warm city, so we’ve come up with top things to do in this fascinating Northern Ireland’s capital on the sea.áilte-to-belfast/áilte-to-belfast/ Tue, 09 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Breezing through airport security Getting to the airport can be an exciting start to a holiday for some. However, being greeted by a large crowd at the airport security is most people’s nightmare. To help alleviate unnecessary anxiety, here is a useful infographic, created by our partners at Palma Airport Info with helpful tips on how to negotiate your way through airport security more smoothly & quickly. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT The Best Ski Resorts Close to Geneva Airport No one wants to spend their ski holiday travelling…So, it’s no wonder Geneva Airport is so popular among holidaymakers! It’s close to a number of ski resorts, many of them among the greatest in the Alps. The only problem is, which ones are these? Our partners at Alps2Alps have narrowed it down! Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT The Best Ski Resorts Close to Chambery Airport Planning your next ski trip? It’s never too early to get prepared. You’ll want to spend as little time travelling as possible! This is why so many skiers choose to fly to Chambery Airport. But which are the best nearby ski resorts? Our partners at Alps2Alps took a closer look... Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT Facing a layover – how to make good use of your time It's often really tempting to try and get a direct flight to your destination when you are planning a trip. You know that having a layover could make flights cheaper but you do not want to be stuck in an airport for hours when you could be checking in to your hotel and starting your well-earned holiday. There is another way of looking at this. Think about starting your holiday as soon as you leave home. This way, you can opt to have a layover and see it as an opportunity rather than a nuisance. Plan what you are going to do during the layover and you will be surprised at just how well you can use the time. Tue, 04 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT Walk The Floor With... Gemma Young Want to know what happens behind the scenes of your favourite airport? Gemma Young, Property Manager, shared with us a typical day in her job and some inside stories about airport operations. Mon, 06 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT Six of the best for arts and culture A city break is a great excuse to top up your culture levels. Find a new destination and spend the days soaking up the galleries, ancient streets and modern public artworks, your evenings relaxing with live music, dance or just the local atmosphere for company. Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT Fantastic food and drink holiday destinations Throw away the diet book and forget the ready meals – holidays are all about indulgence. If you love the best of food and drink when you travel, our top five foodie destinations will tickle your palate. Thu, 05 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT Take five in France On a clear day, France is close enough to be seen from England, yet our near neighbour to the south can be easily overlooked by holidaymakers prepared to fly further in search of guaranteed sunshine. But with so much to offer, and covering an area of more than twice the size of the UK, France deserves a closer look as a year-round holiday destination. Thu, 05 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT Walk The Floor With… Jess Burridge Want to know what happens behind the scenes of your favourite airport? Jess Burridge, Airside Operations and Safety Controller, shared with us a typical day in her job and some inside stories about airport operations. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT Teeing off on a golfing holiday Golf holidays are a mixture of competition, exercise and relaxation with a large dose of fresh air. Whether you prefer rugged landscapes and centuries of golfing history, or sunshine and 21st century course design, there’s a golf resort for you within a couple of hours of Southampton Airport. Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT Walk this way Rambling, hill walking or strolling, walking holidays are increasingly popular with all ages and abilities. There’s nothing quite like the experience of enjoying a cold pint or a celebratory meal at the end of a long walk – after all, you’ve earned it! If you’re looking for outstanding scenery, memorable sights and walking challenges, while enjoying fresh air and diverse nature, check out our top five walking destinations. Pack your boots, camera and sun block and we’ll take care of the rest! Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT Five reasons flying from Southampton is a breeze Airport stress is no joke – there’s even a busy Twitter hashtag for it, recounting tales of woe from travellers the world over, who just want to get where they’re going with the minimum of fuss. From the impossibly early starts, lost luggage, crowds and endless queuing, to airport parking that’s actually in a different county to the terminal, getting to and through an airport can be worst part of your trip. So, if your only experience of airports has been a big London hub, then flying out of Southampton will be a bit of revelation. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT Top British holiday destinations you can reach from Southampton Airport Find the perfect UK holiday with direct flights to a number of destinations and with’s choice of over 3500 holiday cottages across the UK, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to where to stay too. Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT Things to do in Skiathos The popular island of Skiathos is a huge attraction for holidaymakers thanks to its crystal clear waters, beautiful hidden bays and impressively colourful harbours. Although the island is known as having a sleepy atmosphere, it still offers plenty to do for adults, children and the family as a whole. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT Walk the floor with... Jordan Peters Want to know more about what happens behind the scenes here at Southampton Airport? Jordan Peters, Security Officer shares a typical day in his job and some inside stories about airport operations. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT Tips for visiting Munich's Christmas Markets Set against the majestic backdrop of the Alps and decorated with stunning architecture, the Bavarian capital is a city for all seasons. However, home to one of the oldest most traditional Christmas Markets, Munich really comes into its own during the festive season. If you like the sound of a Christmas adventure, we’ve teamed up with the experts at Moneycorp who are sharing everything you need to know – from the best places to go, to organising your budget… Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT There is snow way I'm going skiing this year! Do you hate skiing? Are you sick of being dragged to the Alps every year? Do you fall down in embarrassment every time you try to snow plough? Fear not! There are plenty of other things to do whilst the family hits the slopes if you travel to Geneva with easyJet this year. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT Why Geneva should be your number 1 this ski season Looking for a new host of resorts to visit from Southampton Airport? Here is our top 5 reasons why Geneva should be your number 1 choice this ski season. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT Worldwide connections with KLM Why travel via the large airports for a long-haul city-break when you can get a flight from Southampton with KLM? Whether you want to head south to Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi, fly to Bali’s far eastern delights of Denpasar or take a trip west to Washington DC, it’s easy from Southampton Airport. Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT Top tips for travel money Exchanging your currency is an essential part of travelling abroad – and for some, can seem a little confusing. The exchange experts at Moneycorp have put together some top tips, so you can relax in the knowledge that you’re getting the most from your travel money… Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Chase the sun this autumn! Fancy a getaway this autumn? Let us help you decide which destination is the one for you! Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Walk the floor with... We asked Jemma Morgan, Customer Services at Southampton Airport Direct Travel to share some behind the scenes of what it's like working for our online travel agency and her top tips for booking the perfect holiday. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT France from a different view When you think about holidaying in the South of France, one’s immediate thought is that of sun-drenched beaches of chic resorts. Mention the Pyrenees and you think of snowy escapes to the slopes. But visiting the regions of Rodez, Avignon and the Midi-Pyrenees in the summer months offers some truly stunning sights, diverse activities and a wealth of culture and history. Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Summer in the city Looking for that perfect city break away this summer? Why not cut out the hassle of traveling to London and fly from your favourite local airport! Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Family holidays are closer than you think... Traveling with children just wouldn’t be the same without the common chorus of “Are we there yet?” Well choosing to spend your summer holiday in Spain or the Algarve might just spare you of those dreaded words! Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Discover the Corsican charm Corsica is considered to be one of the most beautiful spots in the world and offers total escape without having to go too far. Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Experience the welcoming scent of Spring After the long dark nights of winter, the arrival of spring is eagerly anticipated by all. Spring’s longer days and warmer temperatures are the perfect time to explore neighbouring cities so why not immerse yourself in the beauty of the season and experience the host of spectacular natural sights and scents of Amsterdam, Lyon or Paris. Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Discover the other side of Ibiza this summer There’s no denying that Ibiza, otherwise known at The White Island, has become synonymous for being ‘the’ party mecca but the island is also a destination of culture and grace. Hop on board at Southampton Airport and encounter the more enriching side of Ibiza... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Balearic Bliss in Majorca There is so much more to Majorca beyond its lively nightlife and beautiful beaches. The largest island of the Balearics boasts lush countryside, dramatic coastline and rich in heritage. Book a flight from Southampton Airport and spend some time getting to know the island that little bit better. Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Discover Ireland and unearth your perfect city break If you dream of discovering a land of beauty, history and culture, then Ireland and Northern Ireland have to be on your bucket list. With regular flights from Southampton Airport to Belfast, Cork and Dublin, it could not be easier to explore the Emerald Isle and its unique cities. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Hints, Tips and Advice for Drone Users this Christmas As we anticipate that many people will be receiving or giving drones as gifts this year, we thought it may be helpful to share with you the CAA’s Safety Code for flying drones especially in regards to keeping them well away from airports and aircraft. Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Catch the Twinkling Lights of a Christmas Market The aroma of mulled wine amongst quaint wooden huts adorned with unique gifts is a wonderful Christmas shopping tradition. Christmas Markets can be found in many towns and cities across the UK and Europe and each offer something different. Take a look at a selection that are within short flight times from Southampton Airport. Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT The Best Christmas Treat Ever! That magical time of year is fast approaching…so why not break the habit of staying at home and reward yourself with a Christmas the family will never forget. Capture the warm cheer and good tidings of the Yuletide in Lapland where you can meet the big man himself or celebrate Disney-style at Disneyland Paris, it’s what Christmas dreams are made of! Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Fog Blog Ever wondered why fog causes such chaos for the aviation industry? This blog reveals all! Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Walk the floor with... Jem Edmunds Are you interested to know what happens behind the scenes of your favourite airport? We asked Jeremy Edmunds, Airport Duty Manager, to share with us a typical day in his job and some inside stories about airport operations. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Walk the floor with... Leanne Watters Are you interested to know what happens behind the scenes of your favourite airport? We asked our newest recruit in the fire department, Leanne Watters. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Stretch those legs - walking holidays in the UK and Europe There’s no better way to enjoy the autumnal hues than on foot. Discover the best of the great outdoors on a walking holiday in the UK and Europe and be invigorated during this colorful season. From easy ambles across rolling hillsides and woodland forests to challenging majestic mountain trails, there are plenty of beautiful destinations to choose from that will expose you to breathtaking landscapes. So lace-up those walking boots and put some miles under your feet! Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Blog Takeover - The Project Lifestyle visits Cork We sent our blogging competition winner, Rachel Heslop, to Cork in August with Aer Lingus. Here's what she had to say about her trip to Ireland! Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Düsseldorf – the international shopping metropolis The metropolis on the banks of the Rhine is famously regarded as one of the hotspots of international fashion. So much fashion competence concentrated in one area means that the opportunities to shop in Düsseldorf are just endless – it’s where "shopping at its best" can be enjoyed! Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT The Channel Islands - a collection oh so different! The unspoilt isles of Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney are just a short hop away from Southampton Airport with multiple flights a day with Flybe and Aurigny. Within 30minutes, you can be relaxing in the majestic charm of the Channel Islands, each offering their own unique character. Read on… Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Christmas in Lapland: Santa Snowmobiling, Sledding, Sleigh Rides Lapland comprises the northernmost part of Sweden, Finland and Norway, receiving thousands of visitors from the UK each year, especially on the run up to Christmas. This is the home of the real Santa Claus after all. It’s a truly magical place for adults and children alike with unending views of snow-clad pine trees, frozen rivers, vast expanses of tundra and big enchanting skies - so it’s no surprise that the destination continues to grow in popularity each year. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Düsseldorf’s Altstadt (Old Town) Nowhere else in the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia will you be so close to the city’s heartbeat as in the area sized not even half a square kilometre and located between the Rhine and Heinrich-Heine-Allee. Everything is here! Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Family friendly autumn getaways Escape the queues of theme parks and jammed-packed cinemas and head off on an autumn getaway! Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT A Snowy Getaway Whether you want to carve up the fresh snow on the peaks of Europe or glide the glaciers of Vancouver, there’s a winter wonderland waiting your arrival from Southampton Airport. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Flying you further with KLM As well as direct flights to over 40 European destinations, you can now fly to 100s of worldwide destinations from Southampton Airport with KLM. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT To Park or not to Park? That is the Question! Are you trying to decide where to park next time you fly from Southampton Airport? Here are the reasons that you should keep it official and park at one of our award winning car-parks. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT A weekend hop over to Munich Only 2 hours from Southampton Airport with bmi regional, Munich is the perfect choice if you're looking for a quick weekend break away with plenty to see and do. With stunning architecture to admire, top attractions, friendly locals and of course, world class beer, it's a great city break destination whatever you are interested in. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Titanic, Game of Thrones and more in Belfast As a Titanic enthusiast and a massive fan of Game of Thrones a visit to Belfast has always been on the list. These attractions are a big draw to the city but there is loads more to do in Belfast on top of this including great attractions and a fantastic bar and restaurant scene. Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Munich, the Bavarian Business Capital Located 40miles from the Austrian border and within 1hour 45mins from Southampton Airport with bmi regional or Flybe, the Bavarian capital of Munich is a city of two halves. Not only is it a business hub with seven blue-chip companies basing their headquarters here but it’s also filled with historic architecture, culture and an impressive range of top-class museums, theatres, and the famous Munich Opera House. Munich is also renowned for its top quality food, festivals, events and traditional Christmas markets, it retains a small-town air whilst holding some world-class sights. Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Game of Thrones Tour in Northern Ireland Holly from our marketing team, a massive fan of Game of Thrones, visited Northern Ireland for a tour of the show's filming locations. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Winter weekend break in Paris Our Digital Marketing Executive went on a winter weekend break to Paris, here are her tips for a great weekend in the French capital. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT Majorca - Your perfect family holiday This summer, it’s easier than ever to discover your smile. With Thomson, you can fly locally from Southampton Airport to beautiful Majorca. Of the three jewels in the Balearics’ crown, this one shines the brightest. With shallow waters, gently-sloping sands, and some of the best waterparks in Europe, this little isle is the perfect place to take the kids. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT Embrace the Emerald Isle One of the jewels in the Emerald Isle’s crown, Cork is a beautiful and popular city break and it’s easy to see why; steeped in history, surrounded by miles of spectacular coastlines and landscapes, colourful villages, must-see activities, fairy-tale castles and sumptuous restaurants serving an authentic taste of Ireland. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT A warm welcome awaits you in Majorca Forget the images of the All Day English breakfasts and high rises of Magaluf, there is so much more to the picturesque island of Majorca. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Go wild this half-term with the National Trust! Half-term is fast approaching and there are lots of activities to get kids outdoors and having fun with the National Trust. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT Titanic tour of the UK and Ireland Everybody knows the tragic story of the Titanic and Southampton played a key part in this story being the place she departed from on her maiden voyage and home to many of the vessel’s staff and crew. As well as Southampton, other locations across the UK and Ireland feature in the story of the Titanic, all of which you can reach from Southampton Airport. Here is our Titanic tour of the UK and Ireland, perfect for any enthusiast. Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT Christmas in the Channel Islands Fancy a festive escape with all the trimmings? Swap the traditions of turkey, carol singing and the Queen’s speech and celebrate the yuletide with a festive getaway to the Channel Islands. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT Winter exhilaration for the mind and the body Fancy schussing down the fluffy snow of Europe’s greatest mountains this winter? Within 3 hours of taking off from Southampton you can enjoy some of Europe’s best ski resorts on the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps in Chambery, Geneva and Innsbruck. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT The Charm of Christmas Markets Direct From Southampton Airport An essential festive attraction that guarantees to get you into the Christmas spirit is the ever-popular Christmas Market. Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT Surprising Corsica Jan Halliday, our Director of Marketing and Communications, recently flew to Corsica for her holiday on the new summer service from Southampton Airport to Bastia. Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT Guernsey Tennerfest From 1 October to 11 November, Guernsey will hold its 18th annual Tennerfest, which will see over 170 restaurants in Guernsey and its sister island of Sark offer three course menus starting from £10. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Five star weekends in Hampshire If you are looking for a luxury weekend away whether as a family, couple or group there are some great places to choose from in Hampshire Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT 6 must-do's in Manchester When looking at city break destinations from Southampton Airport Manchester probably wouldn’t be the first place that springs to mind but as Holly from our Marketing team found out there is more than enough to do there to fill a weekend. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Ten reasons to visit the Isle of Wight this summer The Isle of Wight - proven to be one of the sunniest places in the whole of the UK - has a hot summer season of festivals, events and activities for its visitors to enjoy this year. Here’s just ten reasons to spend some time there this summer... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Dotty for Dinosaurs? Dinosaurs have long captivated the imagination of both children and grown-ups alike. This summer the South East of England returns to the Mesozoic Era with a host of fun and interactive dinosaur related activities enabling Dino-maniacs to discover more about these gentle giants and fierce predators. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT 6 Things to do with Dad this Father’s Day Whether you're local to Southampton Airport or you're flying in to spend Father's Day in the region, we have the perfect activity for you. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Overcoming a Fear of Flying If you know five people, there is a good chance that two out of the five have some anxiety towards flying. Join our next course on 21st June at Southampton Airport.. Thu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Alpaca Walking Experience When we found out that you could go walking with alpacas just a short distance from Southampton Airport, we had to find out more! We asked Derek Moore of Alpacas Hampshire in Otterbourne, to tell us what happens during one of their fun alpaca walking experiences! Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Travelling on a budget Local student Mehrnaz Karimi gives us some tips on travelling on a budget. Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT 48 Hours in Alderney As one of the smallest Channel Islands, Alderney would not always be your first choice for a weekend break but this would be a mistake. This tiny island has a lot to offer with its unspoiled landscape, friendly population and mild climate. Thu, 07 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Travel Photography Would you like to make the best of your holiday snaps? We asked local student Olivia Fynn for advice. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT City breaks: Edinburgh The latest in our series of short city breaks blogs sees local blogger and student Mehrnaz Karimi explore Edinburgh. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT The brilliance of backpacking If you think that backpacking is just for students, think again. Why not book an impromptu break to relive your youth? Or, if you missed out the first time round, experience the freedom of independent international travel. We asked backpacking expert, Grace Roome, for her top tips. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT City breaks: Paris For the first in a series of short city breaks blogs, we asked local blogger Mehrnaz Karimi to show us around Paris. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT A long weekend in Dublin Just a short hop from Southampton Airport, Dublin is a great destination for a short break. Local blogger and university student, Grace Roome, tells us about her long weekend there. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Interview with new Airport Zoo keeper Ian Goodwin from Marwell and Neil Garwood from Southampton Airport tell us more about the new Airport Zoo project, launched today. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Which summer escape will you choose? With gorgeous summer destinations, some less than an hour’s flight away from Southampton, you have all the best holiday spots in easy reach. From the charms of the understated Channel Islands to the sandy beaches of the Costa Blanca, there’s glamorous summer living, wherever you choose to fly. Let us help you decide... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Squeeze in a ski holiday There's just enough time left of the ski season for one more break! We asked avid skier and local blogger, Paris Darknell, to tell us how. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT City Breaks: A guide to Amsterdam You can reach Amsterdam in just an hour from Southampton Airport, so we asked local student blogger and 'dam fan Grace Roome for her guide to the city. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Manchester’s hidden galleries Manchester is a myriad of hidden museums and galleries which lie in wait of discovery - if only you know where to look. We asked Hayley Flynn, a researcher, tour guide and author from Manchester, to show us where to find them. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Which pancake takes your fancy? Whether you’re a fan of Pannenkoeken, Kaiserschmarrn, Crêpes, Scotch or good old English pancakes covered with lemon and sugar, we have the destination to satisfy your appetite Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Find out why love really is 'in the air' Flybe's recent research reveals the perfect places to find love – and discover pilots have the sexiest uniforms... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Unique Romantic Experiences Are you looking for something quirky or unique that'll 'wow' your loved one? Then look no further - we've picked our favourite date ideas below, all available with a short flight from Southampton Airport. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Europe's Strongest Man - Leeds Local Blogger, The Southsea Wanderer, takes a trip to Leeds to watch the mighty battle for the title of Europe's Strongest Man and to explore the city. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Christmas in Hampshire We asked guest blogger Rowena Moore to recommend some of the great Christmas attractions and events throughout Hampshire to get you in the festive spirit. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Making the World's Biggest Mo Southampton Airport has shown its support for Movember 2014, by unveiling the World’s Biggest Mo on the ground. Creator of the Massive Mo and Southampton Airport's dedicated Mo Sista, Louise Neville, explains how it was done. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT The Year of the ‘appy Traveller Making passengers lives as easy as possible is very important to us at Southampton Airport, we aim to make your journey as easy, fast and friendly as possible so we asked guest blogger Rowena Moore to find us the best travel apps available. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Halloween in Hampshire Halloween fun for all the family in Hampshire - explore our favourite local attractions this half term for some spooky activities. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Thinking of taking the children skiing this winter? Family ski specialist Esprit Ski, offers packages flying from Southampton to Chambery and Geneva with easy access to some of the largest ski areas in Europe. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Beautiful Boat Shows Boat show season has begun! As we approach the 2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show here in Hampshire, we take a look at the international boat shows within easy reach of Southampton Airport. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Hampshire's Gardens Hampshire is home to some stunning gardens and our guest blogger, John Wilson, explores three of the finest. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Spoilt for choice in the Home Of Golf Following the excitement of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, we asked local golfer Peter Medley for a round-up of the best places in Aberdeenshire to play. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Bird Control at Southampton Airport Southampton Airport has become the first airport in the UK to enhance their use of laser technology for bird control. The use of the new Aerolaser represents an innovative step, increasing the efficiency of bird control and making airside operations even safer. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Marwell Zoo Hampshire is home to some fascinating attractions - one of which is Marwell Zoo, a 140-acre park home to over 180 exotic and endangered species. We sent Southampton Airport's Digital Marketing Executive, Holly Harvey, to get up close and personal with the wonders of the natural world... Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT Stunning Lake Garda Regular flier, Jane Eagle, recently flew to Verona from Southampton Airport. Here's her account of her stay in Riva on the stunning Lake Garda. Mon, 12 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Ile de Re Southampton Airport's Director of Marketing and Communications, Jan Halliday, flew to La Rochelle and visited Ile de Re. Here are her top tips for visiting the region. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Isle of Wight Festivals The Isle of Wight is perhaps an unlikely focus for the UK festival scene, but it boasts some of the liveliest, and is only a rock god’s guitar throw from Southampton Airport. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT Wishing you a Merry Christmas Southampton Airport would like to wish all their passengers, partners, friends and colleagues a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year. Take a look at our Christmas video... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT Give a taste of Hampshire this Christmas Christmas is the perfect opportunity to sample or give some of Hampshire’s fantastic range of locally made food, drink and craft. But what about the person who is particularly difficult to buy for? Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT Our Dream Day in Lapland It’s hard to imagine a bigger Christmas treat than going to meet Santa in his home in Lapland – a frozen winter wonderland, full of deep pristine snow and pine forests, set above the Arctic Circle. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT Shetland – a relaxing and invigorating break out of the ordinary When you need travel advice, who better to ask than someone who knows the place inside out? Southampton Airport Social Media Assistant, Holly Harvey grew up on Shetland and went home for a short visit in summer 2013. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT Summer sun in Carvoeiro Southampton Airport's Jennifer Woods shares her experiences of her holiday to the Algarve Sun, 28 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT The Isle of Wight’s historical treats The Isle of Wight is just a short ferry crossing from Southampton. Famous for Cowes Week, the Isle of Wight Festival, Bestival and The Needles, the island is also home to historical attractions, Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House. Sun, 19 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Booking group ski and snowboard holidays For a group holiday, skiing is an excellent choice. Mixed ages and abilities, and even non skiers, can rub along well together, meeting up for lunch on the mountain or dinner in the chalet. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Never been to Aberdeen? The most northerly of Scotland’s major cities, Aberdeen is a great place to visit at any time of the year. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Beaulieu – much more than a motor museum Located in the New Forest National Park, only a short drive from Southampton Airport, lies Beaulieu, home of the the world famous National Motor Museum, Palace House - home of the Montagu family and historic Beaulieu Abbey. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT Historic Hythe – ‘The Gateway to The New Forest’ Marketing and Projects admin assistant, Maggie Blight, must have one of the most unusual commutes to work of anyone; taking in a narrow guage train along a pier, a ferry, a bus, another train, then arriving at an airport and going through security, before finally arriving at her desk. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT There’s no business like snow business…. When you think of winter you immediately think of cold and frosty mornings, log fires and snowy scenes… unless you work in an airport that is! Tue, 18 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT Ho, Ho, hold on a minute! What have you got there? Ah Christmas! A time for being with loved ones and exchanging gifts, that is if the security team at Southampton Airport haven’t confiscated them of course… Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT 5 things not to miss in… Edinburgh There is a vast array of things to do in Edinburgh including a fantastic selection of shops from high street favourites to hidden away boutiques and vintage gems. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Marwell Wildlife Just a few minutes from Southampton Airport is Marwell Wildlife, which houses an impressive variety of large and small animals in modern enclosures. It’s popular with small children and adults alike, with enough going on to keep the whole family interested for hours. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT