Southampton Airport is one of the UK’s quieter airports. Less than 2 million passengers passed through in 2011. The airport is an important UK departure point for low-cost airline Flybe. There are also a few scheduled flights with Blue Islands, Aurigny Air services and Eastern Airways. The summer season sees a significant increase in flights, with Flybe operating routes to holiday destinations throughout Europe. 2012 saw 4 airlines in residence.
A wide choice of destinations includes many of the key holiday airports in Spain. Flights also head for the Algarve coast of Portugal. A strong presence from Flybe ensures an excellent choice of European city destinations. Flights head for 14 different airports in France alone. There are also routes to cities in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Switzerland. Seasonal winter flights head for key ski holiday airports in Switzerland, Austria and France. Southampton also offers flights to the Republic of Ireland and domestic airports in England, Scotland and Northern Island.
Main flight operators from Southampton:
Top 10 destinations (passenger numbers) in 2011:• Edinburgh
Find live flight information at www.southamptonairport.com