Tag: Southampton Airport

Police close M27 in airport emergency

An emergency landing at Southampton Airport caused a rush hour snarl up this morning after an aircraft with engine problems caused Police to close the M27 briefly. At about 8.48 a flybe Dash 8 Q400 enroute to Jersey lost power to the starboard engine shortly after takeoff and was forced to return to the airport. All emergency…

Airport shut after plane gets stuck

Southampton Airport was closed for almost two hours earlier today after a taxiing plane accidentally reversed on to grass and became stuck in mud shortly before take-off. Sixteen passengers flying with Eastern Airways to Aberdeen were forced to disembark were delayed by several hour. Inward flights bound for Southampton were forced to land at Bournemouth…

Air traffic delays down 87% during Olympics

The number of Air traffic delays in the UK during the three months of the Olympic Games which could be attributed to  National Air Traffic Services were almost 87% down on the same period during 2011. And the delay that was generated during July, August and September in the UK accounted for just 1% of the European…

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…

Lord Coe thanks airport for Olympic flame event

Southampton Airport has relived the excitement of playing host to the Olympic Torch, after receiving an official thank you from LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe and Sir Charles Allen CBE Chair Nations and Regions Group. The Olympic Flame travelled to and from the Channel Islands via Southampton Airport on the special livered British Airways Airbus A319…

Southampton Airport first to recycle gum

Southampton Airport has become the first in the world to install chewing gum recycling bins in its passenger terminal, further expanding its recycling facilities and tackling gum littering. Twenty-five of the bins, known as ‘Gumdrops’, have been installed by the airport’s cleaning and maintenance provider Amey at key points throughout the terminal building. The units…

Flybe celebrate ten years with 10% off!

Flybe – the largest scheduled airline flying out of Southampton Airport is marking its tenth anniversary by offering a 10% discount off tickets booked before midnight on July 25 for travel through to October 25 on a selection of popular routes that include some key destinations to and from Southampton where, over the past decade…

Cheers as Olympic Torch passes through Eastleigh

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…

New budget hotel attracts bookings

A new budget hotel, in the heart of Eastleigh town centre has been officially opened by the outgoing Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Wayne Irish. The 60 room Travelodge which has created 15 new jobs, cost £3.4 million and is part of the Councils plan to redevelop the degenerating town centre into a popular shopping and…

Airport beacons a local first

Southampton Airport has just installed two solar powered Belisha Beacons on a zebra crossing between the train station and the airport, in what is believed to be a first in the area. Justin Wright, Projects Manager, commented: “The beacons are part of a wider plan to utilise solar power and other low energy lighting options…

Fast response to aircraft mayday

Local emergency services were able to test their response to an airport emergency on Saturday afternoon after Southampton Airport received a mayday call from an incoming aircraft. A private light aircraft with two people on board were reported by the airport to have a jammed throttle at 3.05pm. All relevant emergency services were available and…

Airport increases public transport usage

Last week marked the end of a successful five year plan that has seen Southampton Airport increase the number of passengers travelling to and from the airport by public transport.  The next phase will look to build on this success and further improve the figures over the next five years. The results were shared last…