Southampton Airport Guide

Welcome to the Southampton Airport Guide – the definitive resource to help you find everything you need when travelling to, from and around Southampton Airport.

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Airport code: SOU
+44 (0)23 8062 0021
4 miles from Southampton
Airport Postcode: SO18 2NL

Southampton Airport Guide has been developed to provide a handy reference for those travelling to, from or through Southampton Airport. Southampton airport provides a wide range of facilities including those for business, children and disabled travellers.
Public transportation to and from the airport is reliable and frequent with a choice of trains, coaches, taxis and car hire. Southampton airport has one terminal which sees over 1 million passengers fly to 33 destinations each year. Those wishing to
drive to the airport will find it easily accessible and well sign posted from the access roads. The airport offers a range of valet, short and long stay parking.

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    Brand new airport security technology arriving at Southampton!

    Southampton Airport will soon be able to boast new state-of-the-art body scanning airport security technology in a timely reply to the new regulations set out but the Department for Transport.

    As of December 12th, the brand new security scanners, commonly known as body scanners, have the ability to identify a huge number of various threats to security. Potential threats can be identified in as little as a few seconds in order to maximise passenger security.  

    The new facilities will be used as well as the existing security measures and screening systems. This specific model of scanning created by Rohde and Schwartz draws on millimetre wave technology at an output several times lower than that of a mobile phone.

    How do they work?

    The scanners will produce a mannequin-like image in order to highlight any areas which may require staff to take further inspection of. Southampton Airport will be the 4th UK airport to install this specific technology.

    Simon Young, security operations manager at the airport, said: “The technology employed by the security scanner is designed in such a way that it maintains the privacy of the passenger whilst also ensuring the safety and security of the airport, something which is paramount to us.

    "If people want more information on the scanners then our website will have a list of all frequently asked questions and we will also be providing passengers with leaflets containing information on the scanner and the reasons behind its introduction.”

    Southampton saw 1.8 million passengers pass through their facilities in 2015 and boasts being the 18th busiest airport in the UK with its top domestic and international destinations being Edinburgh and Amsterdam. In September, the airport reported its busiest month on record, therefore with a forecasted rise in passenger numbers then it looks like the new security could be coming just at a perfect time to deal with the increase.

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    Southampton Airport celebrates record months over summer!

    Great news for Southampton Airport as it celebrates its busiest summer on record with close to 430,000 passengers travelling through the facilities over July and August. The new passenger levels have seen an increase of 14.6% compared to the same time last year.

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    New direct air service between Southampton and Munich

    bmi, who claim to be the UK’s most punctual airline, now offer a new direct route flying jets from Southampton to Munich twice a day. In celebration of the first flight arriving in Munich last week, local fire services organised a welcoming arch of water across the runway, while Dave Lees,the Managing Director of Southampton Airport, then opened a bottle of champagne to celebrate the arrival of the new route.

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    Southampton Airport celebrates 21st Birthday

    Think back to December of 1994. A time when Southampton was waiting for something very exciting indeed. Prince Andrew was on his way to open the brand new passenger terminal at Southampton airport.

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    Thomas Cook lured to the south coast

    Flybe has reinforced Southampton Airport’s reputation as the UK’s ‘gateway’ to the near continent, by introducing several new routes to France. The additions, made at the end of May 2011, bring Southampton’s total number of routes for summer 2011 to 49 destinations.

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