Category: Southampton Airport

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 lasers…

Massive Mo unveiled at Southampton Airport

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 moustaches…

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 glorious…

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 to…

Eastleigh’s luxury sports car celebrates 50 years

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. A…

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 Service…

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; therefore…

Thornton backs airport tourism role

  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 in…

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 working…

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 Southampton…

New Service from Southampton Airport

Eastern Airways’ new service from Southampton Airport to Leeds Bradford, aimed primarily at business travellers, launches on Monday 20 January 2014. The UK’s second largest regional airline will offer three flights each weekday in each direction, as well as a Sunday service to ensure business communities on the south coast of England and in Yorkshire…

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 their…

Airport funds new Hanger at Pavillion on the Park

Eastleigh’s Pavilion on the Park has been awarded a special grant from the Southampton Airport Big Idea Community Fund to build a new outdoor activity building, opening on to Fleming Park.  The new 4all Hanger will provide storage for specialist cycles and a focal point for developing work skills, independent living skills and recreation &…

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 Fire…