Category: Southampton Airport

Cheers as Olympic Torch passes through Eastleigh

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The Olympic Flame briefly visited Eastleighyesterday having taken off and landed at  Southampton Airport on its way to and from the Channel Islands on-board the special liveried British Airways Airbus A319 ‘The Firefly’. Celebrations at the airport involved pupils from nearby Bitteme Park School, Eastleigh College catering students, Eastleigh based athletes and award winning airport staff.…

Eastleigh: Gateway to Barcelona!

Vueling, Spain’s leading low fare airline made its debut in Southampton This week with its inaugural service from Barcelona, The regular, scheduled flights, which offer allocated seating and a range of benefits for business travellers, will operate between Southampton Airport and Barcelona El Prat Airport, three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Fares on…

Flybe’s latest route takes off from Eastleigh

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline and the UK’s Number One Domestic carrier, has today started operating its brand new twice-weekly summer route from Southampton Airport in Eastleigh to Tours, France with Wednesday and Saturday flights available through to September 12th. Passengers checking in for the inaugural flight were welcomed by Southampton Airport MD, Dave Lees…

Flybe proud of its Valentines

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Figures just released by Flybe, with Valentines Day firmly in mind,  show that 6% of its workforce admit to being in a relationship with a work colleague That statistic includes more than 30 couples who are working together as cabin crew and flight deck staff. Exeter based Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline and the UK’s…

Aircraft’s ‘Tail clipped’ at Southampton Airport

There was an incident at Southampton Airport earlier today when a Flybe aircraft being manoeuvred on the apron made contact with another parked aircraft. An Airport spokesperson described the incident as ‘very minor’ but the damage resulted in delays to flights. Flybe released the following statement: “Flybe can confirm that, during the pushback process, the…

Airport numbers show rise

Airport bosses at Southampton International Airport believe passenger volumes have started to take off once again The passenger numbers for 2010, have shown a welcome rise of 1.6% – after nosediving for the last couple of years from their 2007 pre-recession heights. The Airport, which is located entirely within the Borough of Eastleigh, is an important part of the…

Mayor visits airport fire crew

Eastleigh’s Mayor  Councillor Wayne Irish, fuelled his passion for transport last week with a visit to Southampton Airport to see the airside fire station’s new state-of-the-art vehicles. Following a meet and greet with the station’s Green Watch, the Mayor was taken for a tour around the station’s facilities before being shown the two new Rosenbauer…

Airport fire crew embrace Movember

Southampton Airport’s fire crew have raised over £500 growing moustaches last month as part of the ‘Movember’ global campaign to raise raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.  Their final amount will also be match funded by the BAA Communities Trust. An appropriately named Fire…