Tag: Southampton Airport

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…

Passenger numbers pull out of nosedive…

departurte board

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…

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…