Loganair has celebrated the carriage of its 350,000th customer through Southampton Airport.
The airline served up a free surprise flight to Rachel Emmerson to commemorate the milestone as she prepared to depart to Glasgow.
Rachel serves in the Armed Forces as Commanding Officer of Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities’ Officer Training Corps and regularly flies to Southampton to visit her partner Colin.
She said: “I wasn’t expecting the call that I would be the milestone passenger but I’m a frequent flyer on this route so I’ll certainly be redeeming this voucher soon on my next visit to Southampton. This service works well for me and it’s an added bonus that Loganair has signed the Armed Forces Covenant and offers an armed forces discount fare.”
Loganair flies from Southampton to five destinations including Aberdeen and Stornoway on a one-stop same aircraft service. From July, Loganair will increase the number of flights from Southampton to Newcastle up to three per day, Glasgow up to five per day and Edinburgh up to five per day offering a staggering amount of choice for customers wishing to access Scotland and the North-East of England.
Christopher Tibbett, Group Head of Airline Relations and Marketing at AGS Airports, which owns Southampton Airport, said: “It’s really exciting to see Loganair hit yet another passenger milestone in Southampton. Only having started operations from the airport in 2020, Loganair has grown rapidly, providing ever-greater choice of fast and convenient options for South Coast travellers to reach all corners of the UK.”
Luke Lovegrove, Loganair’s chief commercial officer said: “We are expecting a bumper summer at Southampton this year, so it’s great to see such a fantastic milestone reached. Southampton offers a great alternative to the London airports and has excellent connectivity to the wider region with the train station literally just meters from the terminal building.
“Rachel is one of many thousands of valued customers who are taking advantage of our connections in the region, and we look forward to welcoming her onboard another of our high frequency services between Southampton and Glasgow in the future.”
Reservations for Southampton flights can be made at www.loganair.co.uk or via travel agents.