Tag: Flybe

Flybe announce £38 getaways

  Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline and the biggest operator at Southampton Airport, has put on sale its 2013 Summer schedule that spans next year’s school summer holidays, featuring 33 routes from Southampton offering passengers a total choice of up to 658 flights a week to an extensive range of attractive destinations across the UK…

New routes to boost Southampton Airport

Latest  passenger numbers have continued to remain depressed at Southampton Airport but its Managing Director David Lees has told Eastleigh News the airport is weathering economic headwinds far better than other regional airports and is optimistic that new routes for 2013 will lead to growth. A report to the Joint Airport Consultative Committee which met…

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…

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…

Passenger numbers pull out of nosedive…

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Passenger numbers at Eastleigh’s award winning Airport continued to decline last year the Airport Consultative Committee were told at a meeting last week but the latest figures for January, released by BAA today, suggest there could be a turnaround. Southampton Airport – which is situated entirely within the borough of Eastleigh- employs 1200 people and…

Flybe Prepare to Float

Budget airline Flybe, the largest operator at Eastleigh (Southampton) Airport is about to float itself on the stock exchange it has been reported in the Financial Times. The domestic carrier, which is partly owned by British Airways, is hoping to raise £200 million to continue its expansion program. Earlier this year the operator announced plans…

EU Axes Cyprus Airways

Cyprus Airways is facing bankruptcy thanks to EU legislation which prohibits State aid for companies! More than 300 Cyprus Airways staff face the sack next year unless Cyprus, like many other EU satellite States (but not Britain of course which always plays cricket) is willing to stick two fingers up to ruinous EU legislation. Cyprus…

Airport Passenger Numbers Continue to Fall

Passenger numbers at Southampton International Airport continue to edge down as the ongoing recession impacts on the demand for air travel. At a meeting of the Southampton Airport Consultative Committee at Eastleigh Civic offices today, David Lees the recently appointed managing director of the BAA owned airport will say traveller numbers have dropped by up…