New domestic and international routes have launched from Southampton Airport.
The first flight of Eastern Airways’ new Dublin route took to the skies today and will operate using an ATR 72 aircraft four times per week. A former Flybe route, Dublin has always previously been a popular route for Southampton passengers and Eastern Airways plans to increase the frequency over time.
BA CityFlyer also launched its Embraer jet new service on Saturday to Ibiza – a first for Southampton Airport. The airline also introduced a new service to Palma on Saturday – another Flybe route backfilled.
Going forward Saturday and Sunday flights will operate to both Palma and Ibiza. Travel restrictions permitting, BA CityFlyer will also launch services to Faro, Malaga, Alicante and Mykonos from August.
Matt Hazelwood, commercial director of AGS Airports, which owns Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports, said: “It is fantastic to see a Dublin service return to Southampton after an absence of more than a year.
“The Irish capital has always been hugely popular with our passengers and I’m sure it will be once again as we begin the see the safe restart of operations to leisure destinations gradually increase.
“We are also excited to add Ibiza to our destination list along with Palma, which we’re sure will be popular now that rules on travelling to amber-list countries have been lifted.
“We would still advise anyone wishing to travel to amber-list destinations to ensure they are aware of the requirements needed to both enter that specific country and return to the UK.”
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