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Posts Tagged ‘ Southampton Airport ’

Govt seeks laser pen penalties

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February 9, 2017
Govt seeks laser pen penalties

The Department for Transport (DfT) wants new powers to crack down on those caught shining laser pens to distract pilots, train drivers and motorists. Under DfT proposals, people convicted could face fines running into thousands of pounds, or even a jail sentence. The DfT move comes after a spate of incidents reported recently involving...
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Massive Mo unveiled at Southampton Airport

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November 6, 2014
Movember world record Moustache

Airline passengers flying over Eastleigh this month will be able to see the “World’s Biggest Mo” painted on the ground at Southampton Airport. The painted moustache measures a massive 250m by 60m and is located on airport land, running parallel to the runway. Inspired by the efforts of gents across the world who grow...
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Passenger numbers soar at Southampton Airport

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August 19, 2014
Passenger numbers soar at Southampton Airport

Southampton Airport has just experienced its busiest July in seven years. An impressive 192,353 passengers travelled through the airport in July 2014 – a 1.9% increase on July last year and the largest number since 2007. Passengers flocked to the airport to fly to sun-drenched destinations in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy, despite the...
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Pavilion on the Park opens new activity building

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July 28, 2014
Pavilion on the Park opens new activity building

Eastleigh’s Pavilion on the Park, which was awarded a special grant from the Southampton Airport Big Idea Community Fund, has opened a new outdoor activity building. The 4all Hangar provides storage for specialist cycles and a focal point for developing work skills, independent living skills and recreation & leisure experiences. The new hangar aims...
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Eastleigh’s luxury sports car celebrates 50 years

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June 28, 2014

Gordon-Keeble 50th Anniversary from Eastleigh News on Vimeo. A fleet of rare Gordon-Keeble Cars returned to their ‘birthplace’ to celebrate 50 years since production of the car started in 1964. Built at Southampton Airport, in the building also famous for the production of the early Spitfire aircraft, the cars were manufactured there until 1966....
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There’s ‘Music in the air’ at Southampton Airport

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May 16, 2014
There’s ‘Music in the air’ at Southampton Airport

Music in the Air returns to Southampton Airport Friday evenings at Southampton Airport are being given a musical twist this summer as the airport plays host to a series of short musical performances by talented local musicians. The fun begins today Friday 16th May. Music in the Air is a collaboration between Southampton Music...
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Community funding deadline looms

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April 30, 2014
Community funding deadline looms

Local organisations have just two weeks to submit their bids for a grant from the Southampton Airport Community Fund.  The fund invests in worthwhile community and charity projects in the local area, particularly linked to the themes of environment, education and training opportunities for skills development. Applications are assessed once a year in June;...
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Thornton backs airport tourism role

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April 6, 2014

  Eastleigh’s MP Mike Thornton has visted Southampton Airport as part of English Tourism Week. Thornton shadowed the Airport Duty Manager and its ‘Airport Ambassadors’ to get  a feel for the day-to-day operations of the airport and to see its award winning customer service in action. Southampton Airport, has been the top performing airport...
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Lucy’s career set for take off!

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February 26, 2014
Lucy’s career set for take off!

  Eastleigh College student Lucy Sykes, 19, is delighted to have landed herself a role as Cabin Crew with one of the world’s leading airlines, British Airways. Lucy successfully completed her Level 3 Travel and Tourism Extended Diploma at Eastleigh College in July last year and has since been building on her travel experience by...
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UK’s top airport is in Eastleigh

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February 8, 2014
UK’s top airport is in Eastleigh

There is a double dose of good news for Southampton Airport not only is it celebrating winning the title of ‘Top UK Airport’ in the 2014 Wanderlust Readers’ Travel Awards, but figures just released show that passenger numbers for 2013 are up by 1.7%. Thousands of readers of the national Wanderlust Magazine voted for...
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Airport’s ‘Mo Bros’ Grow for Movember‏

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November 29, 2013
Airport’s ‘Mo Bros’ Grow for Movember‏

Throughout the last month, it has been reported that employees of Southampton Airport have been experiencing significantly warmer top lips.  Gents across the airport have been cultivating moustaches for the world-wide phenomenon that is Movember – having fun while raising money for the serious issue of men’s health; specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health. Female staff and follicly challenged chaps have also been joining in the fundraising fun by sporting fake moustaches.  Even passengers have been getting involved by voting for...
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Berrywood pupil rescues Southampton Airport Fire Service

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November 8, 2013
Berrywood pupil rescues Southampton Airport Fire Service

A Berrywood School pupil went to the rescue of Southampton Airport Fire Service after they put out a call for a new health and safety training badge. Nine year old Alex Miller from the school in Hedge End designed the badge as part of a Hampshire-wide competition for school pupils organised by the Airport...
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New airport Sat Nav to cut down CO2 emissons

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October 10, 2013
New airport Sat Nav to cut down CO2 emissons

Southampton Airport says a new satellite based navigation system (GNSS) will reduce noise and pollution from landing aircraft. The existing ground based navigation aids  for aircraft landing from the south ( ie from Beaulieu and Hythe direction) will be scrapped. The Eastleigh based airport claims the new system will provide an instrument approach that...
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Airport helps green space take-off

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January 30, 2013
Airport helps green space take-off

  This weekend saw the launch of a new community gardening project in Swaythling funded by the Southampton Airport Community Fund. The garden, at 286 Burgess Road, is being created and managed by Green Space Community Gardens which has already transformed spaces in Sway and New Milton. Felicity Crabb, one of the project coordinators...
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Southampton Airport prepared for overnight snow

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January 17, 2013
Southampton Airport prepared for overnight snow

Southampton Airport is preparing itself for a snowfall tonight and is poised to shift almost 900 tonnes of snow form the runway.
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