Tag: Southampton Airport

Airport in money mystery

Local Charities could be in for a windfall if the mystery person who lost a ‘considerable sum of money’ at  Southampton Airport last year does not come forward. The Airport is putting out a final call to a passenger who lost a large sum of Euros at the airport last year. A bundle of several…

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…

Smoke and Fire for local students

Two groups of students from Eastleigh College have been fighting fires and rescuing passengers from smoke filled aeroplanes at Southampton Airport, as part of a training exercise with the airport’s resident fire crew last week. Many of the Level 3 BTEC Travel & Tourism students will go on the train as Cabin Crew, and this was…

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…

Local students land airport role

Three Eastleigh College Travel and Tourism students were thrilled after landing themselves permanent jobs with leading global provider of aviation ground services, Servis Air. The students will be based at Southampton Airport undertaking the role of Passenger Service Agents, which includes dealing with the passenger check-in process. After successfully completing the rigorous interview process, the…

Ex Travel student has a flying start!

Layla Ploughman of Flybe

Ex-Eastleigh College student, Layla Ploughman, has ensured her successful completion of the Travel and Tourism courses at the College has worked to her advantage, by landing herself a job with top airline, Flybe. After successfully passing the Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas in Travel and Tourism at the College in 2009, Layla went on…

Spitfire in Eastleigh skies again

A Spitfire will be taking off from Southampton Airport in Eastleigh this morning to commemorate the anniversary of its maiden flight. The iconic fighter plane, piloted by Carolyn Grace, will take off at about 11.30 am and fly out over the Solent returning over the site of the Supermarine factory in Woolston where many of…

Passenger numbers pull out of nosedive…

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…

Jobless locals outnumber tourists

Passengers at Southampton Airport were outnumbered by the jobless by almost 2-1 on Wednesday as the Airport held its first careers fair. Around 5000 people visited the airport in five hours for a chance of applying for one of 100 jobs on offer – which included UNPAID vacancies. Hampshire Constabulary – who last year last…

Weather Update

Emergency services were warning motorists to take care in freezing conditions tonight and tomorrow (Friday) morning as temperatures across Hampshire plummet. Velvet bus services were suspended this evening and Eastleigh (Southampton) airport was closed due to ice on the runway. Many schools were closed today and are expected to remain closed for Friday. The centre…

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…

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…