Tag: Southampton Airport

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…

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…

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…