Southampton Airport News & press Latest posts in Southampton Airport News & press https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/ Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT Vistors welcomed into the city for Southampton Pride 2019 Southampton Airport is proudly supporting this weekend’s city Pride celebrations by turning the arrivals hall all the colours of the rainbow. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/vistors-welcomed-into-the-city-for-southampton-pride-2019/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/vistors-welcomed-into-the-city-for-southampton-pride-2019/ Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT Increased flights to Yorkshire from Southampton with Eastern Airways Eastern Airways is increasing services from Southampton Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport up to three flights a day Monday to Thursday as it offers more choice on its Flybe franchise services. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/increased-flights-to-yorkshire-from-southampton/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/increased-flights-to-yorkshire-from-southampton/ Thu, 18 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT Campus Watch launches: keeping passengers safe ahead of summer season A new initiative aimed at targeting disruptive passengers and ensuring travellers can journey in peace is being launched at Southampton Airport. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/campus-watch-launches/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/campus-watch-launches/ Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport ranked amongst best in country for passenger accessibility In its annual report published today (July 11) the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) gave Southampton Airport a rating of ‘Very Good’, one of 14 airports to receive this grade alongside its sister airports in the AGS group, Glasgow and Aberdeen. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-ranked-amongst-best-in-country-for-passenger-accessibility/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-ranked-amongst-best-in-country-for-passenger-accessibility/ Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT Airport firefighters cycle 650 miles for air ambulance Southampton Airport firefighters raised over £3700 for the charity partner, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Five members of Fire Service cycled from Aberdeen Airport to Southampton in six days, covering just under 650 miles – the equivalent of nearly 26 marathons or 208 Runway Runs. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/airport-firefighters-cycle-650-miles-for-air-ambulance/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/airport-firefighters-cycle-650-miles-for-air-ambulance/ Tue, 02 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT Airport’s Runway Run raises over £30,000 for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Southampton Airport hosted yet another successful Runway Run on Sunday 23 June, raising over £30,000 for its charity partner, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA). A record 1000 runners, 300 more than in 2018, had an early start to participate in one of the biggest runs of its kind in the UK. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/airport-s-runway-run-raises-over-30-000-for-hampshire-and-isle-of-wight-air-ambulance/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/airport-s-runway-run-raises-over-30-000-for-hampshire-and-isle-of-wight-air-ambulance/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport flies high with carbon footprint reduction Southampton Airport has reduced its carbon footprint by saving more than 970 tonnes of carbon dioxide in the past 12 months, which is equivalent to flying a plane 210 times around the world. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-flies-high-with-carbon-footprint-reduction/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-flies-high-with-carbon-footprint-reduction/ Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport is looking for aircraft of the future Southampton Airport is today launching a competition amongst local schools to design the aircraft of the future. Students are encouraged to use their imagination and sketch a transport that would one day roam the skies, with the best design being 3D printed at the airport. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-is-looking-for-aircraft-of-the-future/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-is-looking-for-aircraft-of-the-future/ Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT Cycling Mad! Fire Fighters Powered by Watercress Power Balls Two charity cyclists from Southampton Airport Fire Crew, Leanne Watters & John Foskett stopped off at Drayton Farm, near Alresford, Hampshire yesterday, to take delivery of the first of their supplies of Watercress Power Balls from James Harper, Commercial Manager of The Watercress Company. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/cycling-mad-fire-fighters-powered-by-watercress-power-balls/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/cycling-mad-fire-fighters-powered-by-watercress-power-balls/ Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT Neil Garwood reflects on the balance between aviation and climate change Following the announcement by the government today (12 June 2019) of plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the UK to almost zero by 2050, Southampton Airport Managing Director Neil Garwood reflects on the balance between climate change and the aviation industry. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/neil-garwood-reflects-on-the-balance-between-aviation-and-climate-change/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/neil-garwood-reflects-on-the-balance-between-aviation-and-climate-change/ Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT D-Day75 commemorations: A historic day at Southampton Airport Passengers at Southampton Airport found themselves at the centre of the very special international events to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day yesterday, when Air Force One and heads of state from across Europe landed at the airport. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/d-day75-commemorations-a-historic-day-at-southampton-airport/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/d-day75-commemorations-a-historic-day-at-southampton-airport/ Thu, 06 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport celebrates Best Airport in Europe win with staff Staff at Southampton Airport celebrated cementing its status as Best Airport In Europe today (Monday, June 3) with a special confetti-covered cake and the striking of a new lanyard. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-celebrates-best-airport-in-europe-win-with-staff/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-celebrates-best-airport-in-europe-win-with-staff/ Mon, 03 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT Cheers for new route from Southampton to Guernsey with Aurigny Aurigny is delighted to announce that it has launched its new route from Guernsey to Southampton which will offer its customers a twice-daily service mid-week between the two destinations as well as a daily service on weekends. The new route further cements Aurigny's commitment to Southampton Airport. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/cheers-for-new-route-from-southampton-to-guernsey-with-aurigny/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/cheers-for-new-route-from-southampton-to-guernsey-with-aurigny/ Fri, 24 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport employee shortlisted for national award for supporting mental health in the workplace A Southampton Airport employee who created an innovative new scheme supporting mental health in the workplace has been shortlisted for a national award. The outstanding work of airport duty manager Adrian Cameron has been recognised with a nomination for the British-Irish Airports “Unsung Heroes” Award. These awards go to staff who go the extra mile to help airports run smoothly. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-employee-shortlisted-for-national-award-for-supporting-mental-health-in-the-workplace/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-employee-shortlisted-for-national-award-for-supporting-mental-health-in-the-workplace/ Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport takes on Trash Tag Challenge Members of staff dedicated their time yesterday (8 April) to helping members of the local community clear litter and hazardous rubbish dumped at Frogs Copse, a woodland area located right next to the airport. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-takes-on-trash-tag-challenge/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-takes-on-trash-tag-challenge/ Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport celebrates 25,000 flights to Amsterdam with Flybe Sharing a slice of success, passengers at Southampton Airport enjoyed a special cake on Tuesday 19 March to celebrate 25,000 flights to Amsterdam with Flybe. To make the day truly special, the airport together with Flybe presented a travel voucher to one lucky passenger, Natalie Barton, who was the 25th person to book that flight. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-celebrates-25-000-flights-to-amsterdam-with-flybe/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-celebrates-25-000-flights-to-amsterdam-with-flybe/ Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport wins Best Airport in Europe for customer service excellence Southampton Airport is celebrating after winning a major international award for excellence in customer service. It was announced today (Wednesday, March 6) that the Hampshire airport has won Best Airport in Europe for customer service excellence 2018 in the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Service Quality Awards. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-wins-best-airport-in-europe-for-customer-service-excellence/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-wins-best-airport-in-europe-for-customer-service-excellence/ Wed, 06 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Airport's Fire Service sets to cycle from Aberdeen to Southampton for charity Six members of Southampton Airport’s Fire Service will cycle across all three AGS Group airports in support of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA). https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/airports-fire-service-sets-to-cycle-from-aberdeen-to-southampton-for-charity/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/airports-fire-service-sets-to-cycle-from-aberdeen-to-southampton-for-charity/ Tue, 05 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Aerodrome safeguarding work at Marlhill Copse new video provides details of tree work Southampton Airport has created a video providing members of the local community with a guided walking tour of the planned woodland management work at Marlhill Copse. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/aerodrome-safeguarding-work-at-marlhill-copse-new-video-provides-details-of-tree-work/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/aerodrome-safeguarding-work-at-marlhill-copse-new-video-provides-details-of-tree-work/ Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport helps young windsock collector fulfil his dream Joshua Garton had his dream come true when he was invited to Southampton Airport to help change the windsock. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-helps-young-windsock-collector-fulfil-his-dream/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-helps-young-windsock-collector-fulfil-his-dream/ Wed, 27 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport welcomes new route to Guernsey with Aurigny Southampton Airport has cemented its status as the best gateway to the Channel Islands by adding a new service to Guernsey with flight operator Aurigny. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-new-route-to-guernsey-with-aurigny/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-new-route-to-guernsey-with-aurigny/ Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Lucky passengers wins £100 shopping voucher with Southampton Airport Bernice Laird from Alderney started Valentine’s Day in style as she got lucky by choosing “a special rose” at Southampton Airport and winning £100 worth of shopping vouchers. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/lucky-passengers-wins-100-shopping-voucher-with-southampton-airport/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/lucky-passengers-wins-100-shopping-voucher-with-southampton-airport/ Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Runway Run sold out in record time A thousand runners secured their spaces at Southampton Airport’s annual Runway Run within two weeks of going on sale. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/runway-run-sold-out-in-record-time/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/runway-run-sold-out-in-record-time/ Thu, 07 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport launches Runway Run 2019 Southampton Airport has today launched its official Runway Run which is due to take place on the airport’s runway at 5:30am on Sunday 23 June 2019. The run is 5km in length and members of the public are invited to enter. Approximately 1000 people are expected to join in the fun, taking advantage of the unique opportunity to run along a real runway at daybreak. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-launches-runway-run-2019/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-launches-runway-run-2019/ Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Flybe boosts 2019 Summer Schedule from Southampton Airport Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has confirmed an extension of its 2019 Summer schedule from Southampton Airport with the addition of a Tuesday flight to its popular Palma de Mallorca service, meaning it will operate four flights a week (Tues/Thurs/Sat/Sun) with effect from 31st March 2019.    In addition, it will operate an enhanced schedule to Amsterdam offering customers the choice of four flights a day, Monday through Friday and three flights a day at weekends. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-boosts-2019-summer-schedule-from-southampton-airport/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-boosts-2019-summer-schedule-from-southampton-airport/ Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport once again tops two million passengers For the second year in a row Southampton Airport reached a record number of people with more than two million passengers taking advantage of its “breeze-through” facilities. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-once-again-tops-two-million-passengers/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-once-again-tops-two-million-passengers/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport launches summer routes 2019 Now is the best time for passengers to book their summer vacations with Southampton Airport to popular hotspots around Europe, such as Malaga, Majorca and Ibiza with TUI. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-launches-summer-routes-2019/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-launches-summer-routes-2019/ Mon, 07 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport smashes £38k target for Air Ambulance Southampton Airport has comfortably reached its annual fundraising target for Charity Partner, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA), raising an astonishing £38,000 for the life-saving service. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-smashes-38k-target-for-air-ambulance/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-smashes-38k-target-for-air-ambulance/ Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Flybe boosts Christmas/New Year flying from Southampton Airport Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is gearing up for a busy festive holiday period from Southampton which includes a boost its 2018-19 Winter schedule with extra flights to meet demand on eight popular routes -  Belfast City, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Limoges, Manchester, Newcastle and Rennes. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-boosts-christmasnew-year-flying-from-southampton-airport/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-boosts-christmasnew-year-flying-from-southampton-airport/ Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport welcomes back easyJet Southampton Airport has officially launched the skiing season last Sunday (16 December) with the return of the much anticipated route to Geneva with easyJet. The distinctive orange aircraft has departed the airport in the afternoon with more than 180 passengers on board, and will now operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-back-easyjet/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-back-easyjet/ Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Public shows its support for proposed expansion Southampton Airport is today detailing results of the public consultation on its draft Master Plan – with more than 60 per cent of respondents showing support for its vision for growth. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/public-shows-its-support-for-proposed-expansion/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/public-shows-its-support-for-proposed-expansion/ Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport and boohooMAN set travel fashion standards To showcase boohooMAN’s latest range of Airport Outfits, 10 members of Southampton Airport’s staff took part in a photoshoot to showcase the range and offer readers an insight in to how these looks can be worn. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-and-boohooman-set-travel-fashion-standards/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-and-boohooman-set-travel-fashion-standards/ Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Firefighter and X Factor contestant hits high notes for Band Aid charity Former X Factor contestant and Southampton Airport’s very own firefighter, Marc Higgins, is one of the 40 firefighters from all over the UK singing Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” in support of the Firefighters Charity and the Band Aid Charity Trust. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/firefighter-and-x-factor-contestant-hits-high-notes-for-band-aid-charity/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/firefighter-and-x-factor-contestant-hits-high-notes-for-band-aid-charity/ Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport secures five star health and safety performance Southampton Airport has been highly praised for its health and safety management systems and achieved a five-star rating by the British Safety Council. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-secures-five-star-health-and-safety-performance/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-secures-five-star-health-and-safety-performance/ Thu, 22 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport wins Solent Business Award for CSR strategies Southampton Airport has received the top recognition at the Solent Business Awards 2018 on Thursday 18 October, held by The Business Magazine. The company was praised for its waste management and community engagement initiatives, and has received the Corporate Social Responsibility Award. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-wins-solent-business-award-for-csr-strategies/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-wins-solent-business-award-for-csr-strategies/ Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport Firefighter cycles 12 hours for Air Ambulance Charity Mark Beaudro, Southampton Airport firefighter, raised more than £840 for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) while cycling in the airport’s main terminal from 6am until 6pm. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-firefighter-cycles-12-hours-for-air-ambulance-charity/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-firefighter-cycles-12-hours-for-air-ambulance-charity/ Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport looks to the future in public Master Plan consultation Southampton Airport has today (Wednesday 19 September 2018) launched a six-week public consultation seeking feedback on its draft Master Plan which sets out its long-term vision for growth. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-looks-to-the-future-in-public-master-plan-consultation/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-looks-to-the-future-in-public-master-plan-consultation/ Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport takes to the skies for Air Ambulance Charity Southampton Airport took part in a tandem skydive for its Charity Partner, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA). https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-takes-to-the-skies-for-air-ambulance-charity/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-takes-to-the-skies-for-air-ambulance-charity/ Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport hosts promotional week for air ambulance charity Southampton Airport has today (10 September 2018) launched a promotional week in its newly-refurbished Priority Lounge to support the airport’s Charity Partner, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA). From every ticket purchased by a passenger to use the lounge, £2.50 will be donated to HIOWAA. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-hosts-promotional-week-for-air-ambulance-charity/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-hosts-promotional-week-for-air-ambulance-charity/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT Flybe boosts 2018-19 winter flying from Southampton Airport Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has significantly boosted frequency to its 2018-19 Winter schedule on five of its key routes from Southampton, together with an extra 28 return flights over the busy October and February half terms and peak festive season to Belfast City, Edinburgh and Manchester. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-boosts-2018-19-winter-flying-from-southampton-airport/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-boosts-2018-19-winter-flying-from-southampton-airport/ Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT Mayor of Eastleigh pilots Southampton Airport's new citizenAID course Councillor Bruce Tennent, the Mayor of Eastleigh, has piloted the new citizenAID course on Tuesday 7 August at Southampton Airport. The course was delivered by the airport’s professional firefighters as part of the EchoFour Training Centre. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/mayor-of-eastleigh-pilots-southampton-airports-new-citizenaid-course/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/mayor-of-eastleigh-pilots-southampton-airports-new-citizenaid-course/ Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport geared up for busy summer getaway Southampton Airport is all set for yet another busy summer as the school holidays get underway. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-geared-up-for-busy-summer-getaway/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-geared-up-for-busy-summer-getaway/ Mon, 23 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport wins Taylor Made Computer Solutions Award Southampton Airport has received the top recognition at the South Coast Business Awards on Friday 13 July. The company was praised for the use of the innovative ornithopter, Robird®, developed by Clear Flight Solutions, to deter real birds away from the airport and avoid bird strikes, and has received the Taylor Made Computer Solutions Award for the Best Use of Technology. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-wins-taylor-made-computer-solutions-award/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-wins-taylor-made-computer-solutions-award/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport ticks all boxes with special assistance services Southampton Airport has been praised for providing special assistance to passengers with hidden disabilities. It is one of the four UK airports that fulfilled all of the key requirements and recommendations of CAP1411, guidance provided by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in supporting people with hidden disabilities. A further report CAP1629 published in June 2018, assesses the progress airports have made over the past year and their plans for the future. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-ticks-all-boxes-with-special-assistance-services/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-ticks-all-boxes-with-special-assistance-services/ Thu, 05 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport celebrates in style first flight to Skiathos with FlyLolo Southampton Airport has today launched its first flight to Skiathos with its new airline, FlyLolo. This is the first time Southampton Airport provides a direct route to Greece, with the airline operating every Tuesday till 2 October 2018. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-celebrates-in-style-first-flight-to-skiathos-with-flylolo/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-celebrates-in-style-first-flight-to-skiathos-with-flylolo/ Tue, 03 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport hosts yet another successful Runway Run Around 700 runners had an early start yesterday on Sunday 24 June to run 5k for the airport’s official Charity Partner, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA). Southampton Airport is the only commercial airport in the UK that opens up its runway to the members of the public for this type of events, and with 700 runners has broken yet another record of hosting the biggest run of its kind in the UK to date. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-hosts-yet-another-successful-runway-run/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-hosts-yet-another-successful-runway-run/ Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport gets hyped for Skiathos route Southampton Airport is counting down the days until the anticipated launch of Skiathos route. The first flight, provided by FlyLolo will take off on 3rd of July at 3pm. The airline will operate every Tuesday, totalling 14 flights until 2nd of October. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-gets-hyped-for-skiathos-route/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-gets-hyped-for-skiathos-route/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT Neil Garwood appointed Managing Director of Southampton Airport Southampton Airport has today confirmed that Neil Garwood will succeed Dave Lees as Managing Director. Neil will take up his position on 1 June when Dave Lees will depart to take up the role of Chief Executive of Bristol Airport, commencing in August. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/neil-garwood-appointed-md/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/neil-garwood-appointed-md/ Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport welcomes RAF 100 Baton Relay runners at its Terminal. Southampton Airport has warmly welcomed Baton Relay runners as part of the Royal Air Force’s Centenary celebrations. RAF members have passed on a specially designed baton to members of the airport’s staff, which they carried to its next destination at Solent Sky Museum. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-raf-100-baton-relay-runners-at-its-terminal/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-raf-100-baton-relay-runners-at-its-terminal/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT easyJet to take off from Southampton again this winter Geneva flights are back from December 2018 following demand from ski passengers. Southampton Airport is welcoming back a great airline and a fabulous destination for the winter season. Flights go on sale today (12 April) for the first flights of the new season with easyJet, Europe’s leading airline. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/easyjet-to-take-off-from-southampton-again-this-winter/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/easyjet-to-take-off-from-southampton-again-this-winter/ Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the new airport drone! Eagle-eyed bird spotters passing through Southampton Airport recently may have noticed a species they couldn’t quite place. Although it looks just like a falcon to the casual observer, the new arrival, named Robird®, is actually an ornithopter – a type of drone designed and flown to mimic the actions of a bird of prey, and used to deter real birds from airport. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/the-new-airport-drone/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/the-new-airport-drone/ Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport invests in state-of-the-art training centre for businesses across the region Southampton Airport is delighted to announce the launch of its brand new training centre, EchoFour. EchoFour gives businesses from across the South the chance to receive the highest standard of training at a unique location. Each course is instructed by serving firefighters, creating an environment whereby ‘professional firefighters train professional people’. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-invests-in-training-centre/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-invests-in-training-centre/ Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT ‘No-charge’ electric car charging sparks savings at Southampton Airport New electric car charging points at Southampton Airport have been up and running for just over a month, but the environmental impact is already being felt. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/no-charge-electric-car-charging-sparks-savings/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/no-charge-electric-car-charging-sparks-savings/ Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT Delight for Southampton skiers with more choice to Chambery Specialist ski companies, Esprit Ski and Ski Total are expanding their Chambery flight programme from Southampton Airport this winter. Following a successful season this year, Esprit Ski and Ski Total will upgrade the aircraft which currently flies the route, a 78 seat Dash aircraft, to a larger 118 seat Embraer jet aircraft. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/delight-for-southampton-skiers-with-more-choice-to-chambery/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/delight-for-southampton-skiers-with-more-choice-to-chambery/ Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT Flybe launches 2018-19 winter schedule Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has announced the first phase of its 2018/19 Winter programme earlier than ever this year featuring 127 routes and a choice of up to 2,683 flights a week throughout the UK and mainland Europe. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-launches-2018-19-winter-schedule/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-launches-2018-19-winter-schedule/ Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport launches Runway Run 2018 Southampton Airport has today launched its official Runway Run which is due to take place on the airport’s runway at 6am on Sunday 24th June 2018. The run is 5km in length and members of the public are invited to enter. Approximately 600 people are expected to join in the fun, taking advantage of the unique opportunity to run along a real runway at daybreak. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-launches-runway-run-2018/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-launches-runway-run-2018/ Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport Celebrates Strong Passenger Numbers in 2017 Southampton airport welcomed its highest ever number of passengers, with 2.08 million passengers travelling through the Airport in 2017 which was 6.1% higher than the previous year. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-celebrates-strong-passenger-numbers-in-2017/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-celebrates-strong-passenger-numbers-in-2017/ Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Southampton to Rodez flights back for Summer 2018 For summer 2018, Flybe franchise partner, Eastern Airways, is reintroducing flights from Southampton Airport to Rodez in the south of France. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-to-rodez-flights-back-for-summer-2018/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-to-rodez-flights-back-for-summer-2018/ Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport launches ‘beer of the month’ partnership with Bowman Ales Southampton Airport has today announced that it is to begin a ‘beer of the month’ partnership with local award winning real ale brewery, Bowman Ales. This forms part of an on-going initiative at Southampton Airport to incorporate more local produce into its retail and restaurant offerings. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-launches-beer-of-the-month-partnership-with-bowman-ales/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-launches-beer-of-the-month-partnership-with-bowman-ales/ Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport announces new route to Menorca with TUI Southampton Airport has today announced that it will be introducing flights to Menorca with TUI starting in May 2018. The flights will run from 26th May until 8th September 2018. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-announces-new-route-to-menorca-with-tui/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-announces-new-route-to-menorca-with-tui/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport announces new route to Skiathos Southampton Airport has today announced that it will be introducing a new route to Skiathos with its newest airline FlyLolo, starting July 2018. This will be the first time that Southampton Airport has offered a direct route to Greece. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-announces-new-route-to-skiathos/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-announces-new-route-to-skiathos/ Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport celebrates another busiest summer on record Southampton Airport has enjoyed a record breaking summer after 445,556 passengers travelled through its doors during July and August, representing an increase of 4.2% compared to the same period last year which saw 427,388 passengers flying through. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-celebrates-another-busiest-summer-on-record/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-celebrates-another-busiest-summer-on-record/ Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT Win 2 return tickets to Geneva from Southampton Airport with easyJet This Sunday 3rd September, Southampton Airport will be holding a special event in Whiteley Shopping Centre, Fareham, to give one lucky person the chance to win 2 return tickets* to Geneva with the airport’s newest airline, easyJet. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/win-2-return-tickets-to-geneva-from-southampton-airport-with-easyjet/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/win-2-return-tickets-to-geneva-from-southampton-airport-with-easyjet/ Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Flybe announces 2018 summer schedule from Southampton Understanding that many of its customers like to plan early to take advantage of the best possible prices, Flybe has today (2nd August 2017) announced its extensive 2018 Summer schedule from Southampton Airport. This features 27 routes offering a total choice of up to 256 departures a week across the UK and regional mainland Europe. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-announces-2018-summer-schedule-from-southampton/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-announces-2018-summer-schedule-from-southampton/ Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT easyJet set to fly from Southampton Airport for the first time New flight to Geneva takes-off in December 2017 and is set to appeal to Ski passengers. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/easyjet-set-to-fly-from-southampton-airport-for-the-first-time/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/easyjet-set-to-fly-from-southampton-airport-for-the-first-time/ Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Records beaten at Southampton Airport Runway Run Yesterday, on Sunday 25th June, 600 runners took to Southampton Airport’s runway at sunrise to run 5k in aid of the airports Charity of the Year. Southampton Airport is the only commercial airport in the UK that opens up its runway to members of the public for this type of event and with 600 runners attending, the event was the biggest run of its kind in the UK to date. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/records-beaten-at-southampton-airport-runway-run/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/records-beaten-at-southampton-airport-runway-run/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport welcomes new route to Ibiza with Volotea Volotea, the airline of small and mid‐sized European cities, has started its newest operation from Southampton Airport, connecting the city to the Balearic Island of Ibiza. Flights will be operated once a week (on Thursdays) from May 25th 2017. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-new-route-to-ibiza-with-volotea/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-new-route-to-ibiza-with-volotea/ Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport celebrates 2 million passengers Southampton Airport has today announced that it has surpassed the 2 million passengers in a rolling year mark. Between May 2016 and April 2017 the airport welcomed 2,029,873 passengers, the highest number since commercial flights began nearly 100 years ago in 1918. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-celebrates-2-million-passengers/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-celebrates-2-million-passengers/ Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT ​Flybe announces 2017-18 winter schedule from Southampton Regional airline announces 21 winter routes from Southampton Airport with choice of up to 238 flights a week. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-announces-2017-18-winter-schedule-from-southampton/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-announces-2017-18-winter-schedule-from-southampton/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Flybe launches new weekend summer sun connections via Southampton New leisure hub opens up 76 additional regional connections to France and Italy. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-launches-new-weekend-summer-sun-connections-via-southampton/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-launches-new-weekend-summer-sun-connections-via-southampton/ Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport chooses Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance as its Charity of the Year 2017 Southampton Airport has announced that it has chosen the well-known Southampton based charity, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) as its Charity of the Year for 2017. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-chooses-hampshire-and-isle-of-wight-air-ambulance-as-its-charity-of-the-year-2017/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-chooses-hampshire-and-isle-of-wight-air-ambulance-as-its-charity-of-the-year-2017/ Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Win 4 return tickets to Ibiza from Southampton with Volotea This Saturday 14th January, Southampton Airport will be holding a special event in West Quay, Southampton, to give one lucky person the chance to win 4 return tickets to Ibiza with Volotea from Southampton. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/win-4-return-tickets-to-ibiza-from-southampton-with-volotea/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/win-4-return-tickets-to-ibiza-from-southampton-with-volotea/ Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport to introduce new security scanning technology Southampton Airport is due to introduce state-of-the-art, non-invasive body scanning technology in response to regulations set out by the Department for Transport (DfT). https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-to-introduce-new-security-scanning-technology/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-to-introduce-new-security-scanning-technology/ Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport Hula Hoops to Jersey This Thursday 24th November, Southampton Airport and their Charity of the Year, Where There’s a Will, will be hula hooping all the way to Jersey. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-hula-hoops-to-jersey/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-hula-hoops-to-jersey/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Flybe's winter schedule takes off from Southampton Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has started operating its expanded 2016/17 Winter schedule from Southampton Airport which features two new routes to Lyon and Munich, offering a total choice of up to 270 flights across 23 routes. Tickets are available for booking through to March 25th, 2017 at www.southamptonairport.com/flybe with one way fares from £29.99 including taxes and charges. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybes-winter-schedule-takes-off-from-southampton/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybes-winter-schedule-takes-off-from-southampton/ Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport launches route to Ibiza with Volotea Volotea, the airline of small and mid‐sized European cities, will continue its operation from Southampton next summer with a new route connecting the city to the Balearic Island of Ibiza. Flights will be operated once a week to Ibiza (on Wednesdays) from the 25th May. Flights to Majorca will continue and will be operated 4 times a week (on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays) from 28th May. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-launches-route-to-ibiza-with-volotea/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-launches-route-to-ibiza-with-volotea/ Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport wins the ERA Airport of the Year Award Southampton Airport has been awarded the Airport of the Year Award by the European Regions Airline Association. The announcement was made at the annual ERA awards dinner during the ERA General Assembly in Madrid on Wednesday 12th October. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-wins-the-era-airport-of-the-year-award/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-wins-the-era-airport-of-the-year-award/ Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT The Search is on for Southampton Airport’s Charity of the Year 2017 Southampton Airport are offering a local charity an exclusive opportunity to become their 2017 Charity of the Year. The chosen charity will have a unique opportunity to work alongside the airport to raise valuable funds for their local cause. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/the-search-is-on-for-southampton-airport-s-charity-of-the-year-2017/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/the-search-is-on-for-southampton-airport-s-charity-of-the-year-2017/ Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport celebrates busiest summer on record Southampton Airport has enjoyed a record breaking summer after almost 430,000 passengers travelled through its doors during July and August, representing an increase of 14.6% compared to the same period last year. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-celebrates-busiest-summer-on-record/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-celebrates-busiest-summer-on-record/ Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Flybe Celebrates in style new route from Southampton to Munich Flybe, celebrated in true German style the start of its brand new daily, year-round service between Southampton and Munich, with one way fares from £29.99 including taxes and charges, available for booking at www.southamptonairport.com/flybe https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-celebrates-in-style-new-route-from-southampton-to-munich/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-celebrates-in-style-new-route-from-southampton-to-munich/ Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT bmi regional amends Southampton - Munich flight schedule bmi regional amends Southampton - Munich flight schedule https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/bmi-regional-amends-southampton-munich-flight-schedule/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/bmi-regional-amends-southampton-munich-flight-schedule/ Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Flybe gives travel a boost for October half term Flybe has boosted its autumn schedule to offer parents even more value for money options for half term family getaways this October by adding flights to existing popular routes. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-gives-travel-a-boost-for-october-half-term/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-gives-travel-a-boost-for-october-half-term/ Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport comes top for passenger assistance Southampton Airport has come out top in a new CAA report released today that rates airports on quality of assistance for passengers with a disability or reduced mobility. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-comes-top-for-passenger-assistance/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-comes-top-for-passenger-assistance/ Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Flybe extends popular sun routes for winter from Southampton Airline expands 2016-17 winter schedule with sun flights to Alicante, Faro and Malaga with choice of up to seven flights a week. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-extends-popular-sun-routes-for-winter-from-southampton/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-extends-popular-sun-routes-for-winter-from-southampton/ Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT New record set at Southampton Airport Runway Run More than 400 runners took to Southampton Airport’s runway at sunrise on Sunday 26th June for the 5K Runway Run to raise money for charity. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/new-record-set-at-southampton-airport-runway-run/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/new-record-set-at-southampton-airport-runway-run/ Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport welcomes new airline, Volotea Volotea, the airline of small and mid‐sized European cities, has started its operation from Southampton Airport, connecting the city to the Balearic Island of Majorca. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-a-new-airline-volotea/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-a-new-airline-volotea/ Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport gives cheese salute to Her Majesty The Queen Southampton Airport, in conjunction with its new airline, bmi regional and local cheesemakers, Lyburn Cheese, are teaming up to help celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday in true Hampshire style. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-gives-cheese-salute-to-her-majesty-the-queen/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-gives-cheese-salute-to-her-majesty-the-queen/ Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT KLM lands in Southampton and celebrates first flight This morning, Southampton Airport welcomed KLM’s inaugural flight from Amsterdam. To celebrate the new route, the first flight from Schiphol, Amsterdam was greeted by a water cannon salute upon arrival. On board were Boet Krieken, Managing Director of KLM Cityhopper and KLM VIPs. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/klm-lands-in-southampton-and-celebrates-first-flight/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/klm-lands-in-southampton-and-celebrates-first-flight/ Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport welcomes Ibiza as first new route for summer 2017 Thomson and First Choice have announced increased capacity at Southampton airport for their summer 2017 flying programme. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-ibiza-as-first-new-route-for-summer-2017/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-ibiza-as-first-new-route-for-summer-2017/ Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT bmi regional’s double daily flights from Southampton to Munich have begun bmi regional’s new eagerly awaited Southampton to Munich flights have launched! https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/bmi-regional-s-double-daily-flights-from-southampton-to-munich-have-begun/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/bmi-regional-s-double-daily-flights-from-southampton-to-munich-have-begun/ Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT bmi regional launches new routes boosting connectivity in Europe and beyond Airline adds new routes out of Munich to Italy, Sweden and Germany https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/bmi-regional-launches-new-routes-boosting-connectivity-in-europe-and-beyond/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/bmi-regional-launches-new-routes-boosting-connectivity-in-europe-and-beyond/ Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT New Aer Lingus Regional flights from Southampton to Cork take-off Aer Lingus Regional flights from Southampton Airport to Cork Airport in the South of Ireland will began today, 14th March. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/new-aer-lingus-regional-flights-from-southampton-to-cork-take-off/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/new-aer-lingus-regional-flights-from-southampton-to-cork-take-off/ Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT Hampshire football fans urged to get organised for Euro 2016 Football fans in Hampshire have been urged to make sure they are prepared for Euro 2016 by Foreign Office Minister James Duddridge. Mr Duddridge today (Thursday 3 March) visited Hampshire to see how preparations are going at Southampton Airport, which is expecting to see tens of thousands of supporters using its flights to 17 French airports. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/euro-2016/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/euro-2016/ Thu, 03 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport wins Baby Changing Room of The Year! Southampton Airport has claimed 1st place in the Best Service Station category with an impressive number of votes. The Sudocrem Care & Protect Baby Changing Room Awards received nominations from parents throughout the UK in what was a remarkable voter turn out, increased yet again from last year. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-wins-baby-changing-room-of-the-year/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-wins-baby-changing-room-of-the-year/ Tue, 23 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Flybe confirms new route from Southampton to Lyon Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, has today (11th February 2016) confirmed details of a new daily flight between Southampton and Lyon as part of its 2016 Summer schedule. This is the second route it has announced to be operated under the Government’s Regional Air Connectivity Fund. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-confirms-new-route-from-southampton-to-lyon/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-confirms-new-route-from-southampton-to-lyon/ Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Spitfire inspires next generation of British aviators on its 80th Birthday March 5th 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of the first flight of the Spitfire. Southampton Airport, where the prototype first took to the skies in 1936, will host an event that both celebrates the iconic aircraft’s past whilst looking to its future. A Spitfire will be taking to the skies from the airport to mark the occasion and will fly over the south coast for local people and visitors to see. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/spitfire-inspires-next-generation-of-british-aviators-on-its-80th-birthday/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/spitfire-inspires-next-generation-of-british-aviators-on-its-80th-birthday/ Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT bmi announced as fourth new airline for Southampton Airport bmi regional has added flights from Southampton to its network, with the eagerly awaited launch of a route to Munich. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/bmi-announced-as-fourth-new-airline-for-southampton-airport/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/bmi-announced-as-fourth-new-airline-for-southampton-airport/ Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Flybe announces new route between Southampton and Paris Charles de Gaulle Leading regional airline’s 2016 summer programme now features new daily service to Charles de Gaulle boosting services to Paris airports. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-announces-new-route-between-southampton-and-paris-charles-de-gaulle/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-announces-new-route-between-southampton-and-paris-charles-de-gaulle/ Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT Flybe announces three more summer routes from Southampton Leading regional airline boosts 2016 Summer programme with two brand new routes to Biarritz and Toulon and return of peak summer flights to Bastia. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-announces-three-more-summer-routes-from-southampton/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-announces-three-more-summer-routes-from-southampton/ Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT Flybe brings back sun routes from Southampton Airport Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (6th January 2016) put on sale a much awaited upgrade to its 2016 Summer schedule from Southampton Airport with the return of popular sun routes to Alicante, Malaga, Palma Mallorca and Faro. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-brings-back-sun-routes-from-southampton-airport/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-brings-back-sun-routes-from-southampton-airport/ Wed, 06 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport releases first ever TV advert Today Southampton Airport’s first ever TV advert will go live on Sky channels in the South East region and will encourage viewers to book direct and fly local. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-releases-first-ever-tv-advert/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-releases-first-ever-tv-advert/ Mon, 04 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport makes Christmas come early for local charity Southampton Airport has today announced that it has chosen Southampton based charity ‘Where There’s a Will’ to be its Charity of the Year 2016. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-makes-christmas-come-early-for-local-charity/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-makes-christmas-come-early-for-local-charity/ Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport celebrates 21 successful years Southampton Airport is celebrating the 21st birthday of its passenger terminal which was opened in December 1994 by HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-celebrates-21-successful-years/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-celebrates-21-successful-years/ Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport welcomes new airline KLM 8th December 2015 - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is set to expand its medium-haul network with daily flights to (and from) Southampton, marking the airline’s 16th UK destination. The route will form part of KLM’s new summer schedule for 2016. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-new-airline-klm/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-new-airline-klm/ Wed, 09 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport welcomes Aer Lingus Regional for new route to Cork Southampton Airport welcomes Aer Lingus Regional for new route to Cork https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-aer-lingus-regional-for-new-route-to-cork/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-aer-lingus-regional-for-new-route-to-cork/ Mon, 07 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport Welcomes Hampshire FA in New Partnership Southampton Airport is delighted to have entered into a 2 year partnership with Hampshire FA, working closely with them on local awareness & engagement activities which will help Hampshire FA engage with new audiences. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-hampshire-fa-in-new-partnership/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-hampshire-fa-in-new-partnership/ Wed, 02 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT The Search is on for Southampton Airport’s Charity of the Year 2016 Southampton Airport are offering a local charity an exclusive opportunity to become their 2016 Charity of the Year. The chosen charity will have a unique opportunity to work alongside the airport to raise valuable funds for their local cause. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/the-search-is-on-for-southampton-airport-s-charity-of-the-year-2016/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/the-search-is-on-for-southampton-airport-s-charity-of-the-year-2016/ Wed, 18 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport Welcomes New Airline Volotea Volotea will connect Southampton Airport with Majorca twice a week offering 10,000 seats in 2016. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-new-airline-volotea/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-welcomes-new-airline-volotea/ Wed, 28 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport Wins at the Solent Business Awards Southampton Airport has been recognised for its Outstanding Contribution to Hampshire https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-wins-at-the-solent-business-awards/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-wins-at-the-solent-business-awards/ Tue, 27 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT New route to Dusseldorf launched from Southampton Airport As part of its new winter schedule from Southampton Airport that started this weekend (Sunday 25th October, 2106), Flybe has launched its new daily route to Dusseldorf in Germany. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/new-route-to-dusseldorf-launched-from-southampton-airport/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/new-route-to-dusseldorf-launched-from-southampton-airport/ Mon, 26 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Eastern Airways are increasing the capacity on their Leeds route Eastern Airways are replacing their Jetstream aircraft with a Saab 2000 for a significant capacity increase on the Southampton to Leeds Bradford route https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/eastern-airways-are-increasing-the-capacity-on-their-leeds-route/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/eastern-airways-are-increasing-the-capacity-on-their-leeds-route/ Wed, 21 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT New Flights for Winter at Southampton Airport Southampton Airport announces it's new flights for the winter period. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/new-flights-for-winter-at-southampton-airport/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/new-flights-for-winter-at-southampton-airport/ Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT Flybe confirms expanded Winter schedule from Southampton Flybe announces new Dusseldorf service as part of an extensive winter programme featuring total choice of 17 routes and up to 420 flights a week https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-confirms-expanded-winter-schedule-from-southampton/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-confirms-expanded-winter-schedule-from-southampton/ Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport included in shortlist for new regional air route funding Today the Department for Transport issued this press release... https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/shortlist-for-new-regional-air-route-funding/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/shortlist-for-new-regional-air-route-funding/ Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport – awesome for families Southampton Airport has been nominated for the prestigious “Awesome for Families” award by Family Traveller magazine. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/awesome-for-families/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/awesome-for-families/ Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Even more flights to Lapland for winter 2015 You may curse Southampton Airport for using the ‘C’ word in June, but there’s no better time to be thinking about next Christmas. The airport has launched even more flights to Finnish Lapland for 2015, increasing capacity by 300%, and seats are selling fast. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/even-more-flights-to-lapland-for-winter-2015/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/even-more-flights-to-lapland-for-winter-2015/ Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Flybe and Emirates announce new codeshare agreement Leading regional airline’s ‘One Stop to the World’ passenger commitment now extended with onward connections to Dubai https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-and-emirates-announce-new-codeshare-agreement/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-and-emirates-announce-new-codeshare-agreement/ Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Flybe winter 2015-16 schedule on sale Flybe’s 2015-16 Winter programme is now available for booking from Southampton and offers a comprehensive choice of routes, currently available for travel between 25th October 2015 and 29th February, 2016. One way fares are from £24.99 including taxes and charges. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-winter-2015-16-schedule-on-sale/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-winter-2015-16-schedule-on-sale/ Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport hosts ‘Corsica Day’ to launch new route to Bastia Southampton Airport has started a new twice-weekly flight to Bastia in Corsica from with Flybe, which will operate during summer on Thursdays and Sundays through to 27th September 2015. To celebrate this new service, the airport held a colourful Corsican-themed day. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-hosts-corsica-day-to-launch-new-route-to-bastia/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-hosts-corsica-day-to-launch-new-route-to-bastia/ Thu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport to hold ‘Corsica Day’ to launch new route to Bastia Southampton Airport is launching a new flight to Bastia in Corsica with Flybe, which begins on 24th May. To mark the occasion, the airport will be holding a special Corsica-themed event where it'll be possible to try some local food & drink and speak to destination experts. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-to-hold-corsica-day-to-launch-new-route-to-bastia/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-to-hold-corsica-day-to-launch-new-route-to-bastia/ Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT New Mayoral chain uses scrap from Southampton Airport It’s not every day that a mayor receives a new commemorative chain – and rarer still one that features brass from an old pot, spitfire badge stamps and actual lighting strips from Southampton Airport. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/new-mayoral-chain-uses-scrap-from-southampton-airport/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/new-mayoral-chain-uses-scrap-from-southampton-airport/ Thu, 14 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT More choice, more variety and more local routes for Southern sun seekers Thomson and First Choice are pleased to announce that in summer 2016 they will introduce an additional flight to Palma, Majorca from Southampton Airport on a Tuesday, making cruises on board the Thomson Majesty available to customers from the south coast. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/more-choice-more-variety-and-more-local-routes-for-southern-sun-seekers/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/more-choice-more-variety-and-more-local-routes-for-southern-sun-seekers/ Fri, 08 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT The First Dornier in Aurigny Colours arrives in Guernsey Aurigny is delighted to announce that its first Aurigny branded Dornier 228 has arrived in Guernsey. It is painted in the airline’s usual livery, but with the word Alderney displayed along the fuselage. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/the-first-dornier-in-aurigny-colours-arrives-in-guernsey/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/the-first-dornier-in-aurigny-colours-arrives-in-guernsey/ Fri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Flybe's summer schedule takes off from Southampton Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has started operating its 2015 Summer Schedule from Southampton with a choice of 27 routes including two brand new services to Bastia and Milan and the continuation of popular sun routes, in total offering a choice of up to 299 flights a week with one way fares from £24.99 including taxes and charges. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybes-summer-schedule-takes-off-from-southampton/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybes-summer-schedule-takes-off-from-southampton/ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Double digit growth at Southampton Airport in March 2015 Southampton Airport welcomed 148,000 passengers in March 2015, which was 14% higher than the previous year. International passengers increased by 8% and domestic passengers were 17% up on 2014. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/double-digit-growth-at-southampton-airport-in-march-2015/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/double-digit-growth-at-southampton-airport-in-march-2015/ Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport looks forward to a busy Easter Southampton Airport is gearing up for a busy Easter weekend, as it expects almost 30,000 passengers through its doors between 2nd and 6th April inclusive. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-looks-forward-to-a-busy-easter/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-looks-forward-to-a-busy-easter/ Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Plans unveiled for Marwell Zebra enclosure at Southampton Airport Today plans have been unveiled for a temporary animal enclosure at Southampton Airport, in partnership with Marwell Zoo. The airport will soon become home to a herd of Grevy’s zebras while the zoo creates its brand new exhibit, Wild Explorers. Passengers will be able to experience a mini safari from the comfort of their plane seat – a world first. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/plans-unveiled-for-marwell-zebra-enclosure-at-southampton-airport/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/plans-unveiled-for-marwell-zebra-enclosure-at-southampton-airport/ Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Hampshire Mayors and Chairmen visit Southampton Airport A group of local Mayors visited Southampton Airport, by invitation of His Worship the Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Tony Noyce, to look at the role the airport plays in the region as part of English Tourism Week. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/hampshire-mayors-and-chairmen-visit-southampton-airport/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/hampshire-mayors-and-chairmen-visit-southampton-airport/ Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport launches Summer Solstice Sprint Southampton Airport has launched a brand new charity run; the Summer Solstice Sprint. Set to take place on the airport’s runway at 6am on Sunday 21st June 2015, the run is 5km in length. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-launches-summer-solstice-sprint/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-launches-summer-solstice-sprint/ Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Strong growth at Southampton Airport in 2014 Southampton Airport welcomed 1,830,257 passengers in 2014, which was 6.2% higher than the previous year. 43% of passengers were domestic travellers, 37% international and 20% on flights to and from the Channel Islands. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/strong-growth-at-southampton-airport-in-2014/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/strong-growth-at-southampton-airport-in-2014/ Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Flybe proves love really is in the air Research by Europe’s largest regional airline reveals the perfect places to find love – and discover pilots have the sexiest uniforms. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-proves-love-really-is-in-the-air/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-proves-love-really-is-in-the-air/ Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Southampton Airport is ranked the top airport in the UK for service Southampton Airport has topped the list of UK airports in terms of service, in the widely respected Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-is-ranked-the-top-airport-in-the-uk-for-service/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/southampton-airport-is-ranked-the-top-airport-in-the-uk-for-service/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Bricks in Motion at Southampton Airport A Flybe plane has been brought to life in LEGO® bricks at Southampton Airport. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/bricks-in-motion-at-southampton-airport/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/bricks-in-motion-at-southampton-airport/ Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Flybe expands Global connections further with Cathay Pacific Codeshare Flybe has further expanded its ‘One Stop to the World’ service for regional passengers through an extension of its new codeshare agreement with Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific that, initially providing seamless global connections just through Manchester, now includes those available via Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle airports. https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-expands-global-connections-further-with-cathay-pacific-codeshare/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-expands-global-connections-further-with-cathay-pacific-codeshare/ Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Flybe expands global connections with Aer Lingus Leading regional airline's 'One Stop to the World' passenger promise now extends into US and Canada https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-expands-global-connections-through-new-aer-lingus-codeshare/ https://www.southamptonairport.com/news/news-press/flybe-expands-global-connections-through-new-aer-lingus-codeshare/ Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT