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…

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…

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…

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…