Southampton Airport Blog Latest posts in Southampton Airport Blog https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/ Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT Unmissable Edinburgh Dating back to the medieval times, Edinburgh, Scotland’s picturesque capital is well known for its dramatic landscape, contrasting architecture and its constantly evolving foodie and arts scene. Prior to becoming a bustling cultural centre, Edinburgh was once dotted with active volcanoes millions of years ago, but instead of volcanic activity, this Scottish gem is now bursting with activities and experiences for everyone to enjoy! https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/unmissable-edinburgh/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/unmissable-edinburgh/ Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT Want the best of the Balearics? Book early for summer 2020 Baby it’s cold outside … it’s also dark and when the wind and rain are also conspiring against you, there’s only one thing to do – book next year’s summer holiday! Our friends at TUI offer holidays and flights from Southampton Airport to the perennially popular Balearics so get browsing and check out the best resorts and deals in Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca. Book early for 2020 so you have something to look forward to over the cold, winter months. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/balearics-summer-2020-holiday/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/balearics-summer-2020-holiday/ Tue, 17 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! https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/top-tips-for-travelling-over-christmas/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/top-tips-for-travelling-over-christmas/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/flying-home-for-christmas-what-you-can-and-can-t-take-in-your-hand-luggage-this-festive-season/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/flying-home-for-christmas-what-you-can-and-can-t-take-in-your-hand-luggage-this-festive-season/ Mon, 02 Dec 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/christmas-shopping-doesn-t-have-to-be-an-ordeal-when-you-do-it-in-world-duty-free/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/christmas-shopping-doesn-t-have-to-be-an-ordeal-when-you-do-it-in-world-duty-free/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/upstairs-downstairs-at-highclere-castle-the-real-downton-abbey/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/upstairs-downstairs-at-highclere-castle-the-real-downton-abbey/ Thu, 31 Oct 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/making-the-most-of-a-family-holiday/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/making-the-most-of-a-family-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? https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/some-of-our-favourite-beaches-this-summer/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/some-of-our-favourite-beaches-this-summer/ Wed, 21 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/finding-that-perfect-last-minute-holiday/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/finding-that-perfect-last-minute-holiday/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/uncover-palma-de-mallorca/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/uncover-palma-de-mallorca/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/shades-of-summer-how-to-pick-the-perfect-pair-of-sunglasses/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/shades-of-summer-how-to-pick-the-perfect-pair-of-sunglasses/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/scent-of-summer-a-handy-guide-to-choosing-a-new-fragrance/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/scent-of-summer-a-handy-guide-to-choosing-a-new-fragrance/ 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! https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/golden-rules-for-the-perfect-summer-tan-all-year-round/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/golden-rules-for-the-perfect-summer-tan-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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/top-golfing-destinations-to-visit-in-20192020/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/top-golfing-destinations-to-visit-in-20192020/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/the-top-five-best-golf-courses-in-algarve/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/the-top-five-best-golf-courses-in-algarve/ 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! https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/watercress-hampshire-s-emerald-crown/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/watercress-hampshire-s-emerald-crown/ Mon, 10 Jun 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… https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/an-insider-s-guide-to-ibiza/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/an-insider-s-guide-to-ibiza/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/guest-post-worldwide-transfer-connections-with-holidaytaxis/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/guest-post-worldwide-transfer-connections-with-holidaytaxis/ 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! https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/there-is-me-in-menorca-and-menorca-is-in-me/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/there-is-me-in-menorca-and-menorca-is-in-me/ 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! https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/are-you-ready-for-summer-with-tui/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/are-you-ready-for-summer-with-tui/ Fri, 08 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/my-flights-how-to-guide/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/my-flights-how-to-guide/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/top-five-culinary-gems-of-ibiza/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/top-five-culinary-gems-of-ibiza/ Mon, 18 Feb 2019 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/discover-the-northern-lights-from-southampton-airport/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/discover-the-northern-lights-from-southampton-airport/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/walk-the-floor-with-matthew-brierley/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/walk-the-floor-with-matthew-brierley/ Tue, 11 Dec 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/willkommen-to-the-magic-of-christmas-markets-of-dusseldorf/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/willkommen-to-the-magic-of-christmas-markets-of-dusseldorf/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/how-to-be-a-more-energy-efficient-traveller/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/how-to-be-a-more-energy-efficient-traveller/ Mon, 05 Nov 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/breezing-through-airport-security/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/breezing-through-airport-security/ Mon, 24 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/facing-a-layover-how-to-make-good-use-of-your-time/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/facing-a-layover-how-to-make-good-use-of-your-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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/walk-the-floor-with-gemma-young/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/walk-the-floor-with-gemma-young/ Mon, 06 Aug 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/walk-the-floor-with-jess-burridge/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/walk-the-floor-with-jess-burridge/ Mon, 04 Jun 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! https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/walk-this-way/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/walk-this-way/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/five-reasons-flying-from-southampton-is-a-breeze/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/five-reasons-flying-from-southampton-is-a-breeze/ Mon, 19 Mar 2018 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… https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/tips-for-visiting-munichs-christmas-markets/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/tips-for-visiting-munichs-christmas-markets/ Mon, 04 Dec 2017 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/walk-the-floor-with-jordan-peters/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/walk-the-floor-with-jordan-peters/ Mon, 04 Dec 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/worldwide-connections-with-klm/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/worldwide-connections-with-klm/ Fri, 01 Sep 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/walk-the-floor-with-southampton-airport-direct-travel/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/walk-the-floor-with-southampton-airport-direct-travel/ Tue, 18 Jul 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... https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/discover-the-other-side-of-ibiza-this-summer/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/discover-the-other-side-of-ibiza-this-summer/ Mon, 13 Mar 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/hints-tips-and-advice-for-drone-users-this-christmas/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/hints-tips-and-advice-for-drone-users-this-christmas/ Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Fog Blog Ever wondered why fog causes such chaos for the aviation industry? This blog reveals all! https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/fog-blog/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/fog-blog/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/walk-the-floor-with-jem-edmunds/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/walk-the-floor-with-jem-edmunds/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/walk-the-floor-with-leanne-watters/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/walk-the-floor-with-leanne-watters/ Mon, 31 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! https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/blog-takeover-the-project-lifestyle-visits-cork/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/blog-takeover-the-project-lifestyle-visits-cork/ Wed, 12 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… https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/the-channel-islands-a-collection-oh-so-different/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/the-channel-islands-a-collection-oh-so-different/ Mon, 10 Oct 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/flying-you-further-with-klm/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/flying-you-further-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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/to-park-or-not-to-park-that-is-the-question/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/to-park-or-not-to-park-that-is-the-question/ Mon, 18 Jul 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/munich-the-bavarian-business-capital/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/munich-the-bavarian-business-capital/ Tue, 17 May 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/majorca-your-perfect-family-holiday/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/majorca-your-perfect-family-holiday/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/embrace-the-emerald-isle/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/embrace-the-emerald-isle/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/a-warm-welcome-awaits-you-in-majorca/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/a-warm-welcome-awaits-you-in-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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/go-wild-this-half-term-with-the-national-trust/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/go-wild-this-half-term-with-the-national-trust/ Tue, 19 Jan 2016 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/guernsey-tennerfest/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/guernsey-tennerfest/ 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 https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/five-star-weekends-in-hampshire/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/five-star-weekends-in-hampshire/ Mon, 24 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... https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/ten-reasons-to-visit-the-isle-of-wight-this-summer/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/ten-reasons-to-visit-the-isle-of-wight-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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/dotty-for-dinosaurs/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/dotty-for-dinosaurs/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/6-things-to-do-with-dad-this-father-s-day/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/6-things-to-do-with-dad-this-father-s-day/ 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.. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/overcoming-a-fear-of-flying/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/overcoming-a-fear-of-flying/ 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! https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/alpaca-walking-experience/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/alpaca-walking-experience/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/travelling-on-a-budget/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/48-hours-in-alderney/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/48-hours-in-alderney/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/travel-photography/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/travel-photography/ Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Destination Salzburg Local blogger and university student Mehrnaz Karimi takes us on a tour of beautiful Salzburg. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/destination-salzburg/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/destination-salzburg/ Fri, 10 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/interview-with-new-airport-zoo-keeper/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/interview-with-new-airport-zoo-keeper/ Wed, 01 Apr 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 https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/which-pancake-takes-your-fancy/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/which-pancake-takes-your-fancy/ Tue, 17 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/europes-strongest-man/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/europes-strongest-man/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/christmas-in-hampshire/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/christmas-in-hampshire/ Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Take a magic carpet ride It's that crazy panto season again! We visited the majestic Kings Theatre in Southsea - just 30 mins from Southampton Airport, where Southampton Airport's Louise Neville caught up with (and swooned at) some of the stars of Aladdin. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/take-a-magic-carpet-ride/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/take-a-magic-carpet-ride/ Thu, 27 Nov 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/making-the-worlds-biggest-mo/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/making-the-worlds-biggest-mo/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/the-year-of-the-appy-traveller/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/the-year-of-the-appy-traveller/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/halloween-in-hampshire/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/halloween-in-hampshire/ Fri, 24 Oct 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/hampshires-gardens/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/hampshires-gardens/ Thu, 11 Sep 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/bird-control-at-southampton-airport/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/bird-control-at-southampton-airport/ 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... https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/marwell-zoo/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/marwell-zoo/ Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT D-Day 70 Commemorations - June 2014 is an important year for Hampshire, and Portsmouth in particular - it marks the 70th anniversary of the monumental D-Day landings of World War II. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/d-day-70/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/d-day-70/ Tue, 06 May 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/isle-of-wight-festivals/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/isle-of-wight-festivals/ Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT He’s Behind You! It's officially Panto season!  The quirky British theatrical tradition of pantomime dates back to the middle ages. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/he-s-behind-you/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/he-s-behind-you/ Thu, 19 Dec 2013 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... https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/wishing-you-a-merry-christmas/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/wishing-you-a-merry-christmas/ 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? https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/give-a-taste-of-hampshire-this-christmas/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/give-a-taste-of-hampshire-this-christmas/ Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT Festive Fun in Hampshire Hampshire is crammed with festive events this December. Whether you're looking to buy unique gifts for your loved ones, activities to keep the whole family entertained or a festive atmosphere to bring out your Christmas spirit, Hampshire is the destination for you. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/festive-fun-in-hampshire/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/festive-fun-in-hampshire/ Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT The top Spooktacular events in Hampshire this Halloween If you’re looking for some spine-tingling fun this Halloween you’re in for a treat in Hampshire. These are some of our favourites – we dare you to take a look… https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/the-top-spooktacular-events-in-hampshire-this-halloween/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/the-top-spooktacular-events-in-hampshire-this-halloween/ Fri, 18 Oct 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/the-isle-of-wight-s-historical-treats/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/the-isle-of-wight-s-historical-treats/ Sun, 19 May 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/never-been-to-aberdeen/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/never-been-to-aberdeen/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/beaulieu-much-more-than-a-motor-museum/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/beaulieu-much-more-than-a-motor-museum/ 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/historic-hythe-the-gateway-to-the-new-forest/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/historic-hythe-the-gateway-to-the-new-forest/ 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! https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/there-s-no-business-like-snow-business/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/there-s-no-business-like-snow-business/ Tue, 18 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT Meet…Dave Lees, Southampton Airport Managing Director Dave (don’t call me David) Lees is the airport’s Managing Director. He’s often to be found out and about in the airport terminal posing for photos with the winner of our monthly customer service award, on a walkaround with heads of department seeing how everything’s running https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/meet-dave-lees-southampton-airport-managing-director/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/meet-dave-lees-southampton-airport-managing-director/ Sat, 08 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… https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/ho-ho-hold-on-a-minute-what-have-you-got-there/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/ho-ho-hold-on-a-minute-what-have-you-got-there/ Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Christmas at Marwell Southampton Airport’s Facilities Manager took his family, including six year old Oliver, to see Santa at Marwell Wildlife on Sunday. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/christmas-at-marwell/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/christmas-at-marwell/ Wed, 28 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT A blog about Fog <p>Fog, I don’t see what the issue is?? Something we hear from our passengers on a regular basis! The problem is exactly that – you can’t see. I will explain more later…</p> <p>Fog affects all airports, but &hellip;</p> https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/a-blog-about-fog/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/a-blog-about-fog/ Fri, 16 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. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/marwell-wildlife/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/marwell-wildlife/ Fri, 09 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT A very special visit from ‘Phantom of the Ruhr’ August 2012 Here at Southampton we love our historic past. Being the home of the Spitfire it’s pretty hard not to appreciate the sounds of a Merlin engine gracing the skies above the site of the old Supermarine works. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/a-very-special-visit-from-phantom-of-the-ruhr-august-2012/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/a-very-special-visit-from-phantom-of-the-ruhr-august-2012/ Wed, 07 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Top Golfing Getaways in Sunny Spain With sun-drenched beaches, glistening seas and a wealth of world-class golf courses and resorts, it’s easy to see why Spain is one of Europe’s leading golf holiday destinations. One of the first countries to successfully offer the package golf holiday, not only do visitors flock to Spain for the year-round sunshine, but they also come to enjoy the vibrant culture, exquisite cuisine and laidback lifestyle. If you like the sound of this, take a look at Golf Travel Centre’s golf breaks in Spain. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/top-golfing-getaways-in-sunny-spain/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/top-golfing-getaways-in-sunny-spain/ Mon, 01 Jan 0001 00:00:00 GMT Get inspired by visiting the best of Hampshire Hampshire is the perfect blend of city, coast and country. Situated on the south coast of England, just one hour from London, it comprises of three cities - Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester, and is spoilt with two National parks, the New Forest and South Downs. Check out this ultimate guide to the beautiful region, created by our partners at Visit Hampshire. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/get-inspired-by-visiting-the-best-of-hampshire/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/blog/get-inspired-by-visiting-the-best-of-hampshire/ Mon, 01 Jan 0001 00:00:00 GMT