Tag: Southampton Airport

Eastern Airways commence flights to Teeside

Eastern Airways take on more Southampton routes following Flybe collapse. Flights to Newcastle start Wednesday,Eastern Airways have commenced a new service from Southampton Airport with flights to Teeside – one of 11 new routes the airline is launching today.(Monday 9 March.) The airline joins Loganair in moving quickly to plug the gap in Southampton Airports…

Southampton Airport unveils new green initiative

Southampton Airport has launched the implementation of Fixed Electrical Ground Power (FEGP) units, as part of it’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030. Councillor Rupert Kyrle, Eastleigh Borough Council Cabinet Member for the Environment was invited to see new units in operation “The launch of the new Fixed Electrical Ground Power system is really great…

Airport remembers Godfrey Olson

Tributes paid to long serving councillor and founding member of Southampton Airport Consultative Committee who passed away last JuneSouthampton Airport Consultative Committee has honoured its former Chair, Godfrey Olson, with a ceremony to mark his passing. A framed photographic portrait bearing the inscription ‘Godfrey Olson OBE – a Great friend of Southampton Airport’ has been…

Eastleigh Cubs get airside at Southampton Airport

Eastleigh cubs had a unique opportunity to be one of only two groups in the UK to go behind the scenes at Southampton Airport. The young people aged between 8 and 11 from the 12 Eastleigh Friday Cub Pack, who are located under the flight path, visited during Airport Safety Week and worked towards thier…

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…