Serving the largest city in Hampshire ceremonial county of Southern England, Southampton Airport is a small regional airport that is only served by a few domestic airline companies. Offering flights to more than 20 total destinations, Flybe dominates the schedule at Southampton Airport. This low cost British airline is based in the Hampshire’s neighboring county of Devon in southwestern England. Although Flybe is considered a regional carrier, it actually offers international flights to major destinations within continental Europe. Bergerac, Limoges, Nantes, Rennes, and Paris are major tourist destinations in France that are accessible through Flybe. Spain’s Alicante and Malaga as well as Germany’s Dusseldorf and Hanover are also listed on the schedule of this low cost carrier.
During selected seasons, Flybe offers additional service to destinations within France, Italy, Spain, and other European countries. Barcelona, Bordeaux, Brest, Nice, Salzubrg, and Verona are popular vacation spots accessible through the British low cost airline. Thanks to Flybe, passengers at Southampton Airport can also enjoy three of the four Spanish Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea; Ibiza, Minorca and Mallorca.
Passengers at Southampton Airport can also rely on Flybe to get to other important cities in the United Kingdom. Leeds, Manchester, and Newcastle upon Tyne are some of the largest cities in England that can be reached through non-stop flights by this busy regional airline. Providing daily trips to Edinburgh and Glasgow, Flybe also links the Hampshire area with Scotland’s largest cities. Flybe jets also land at the George Best Belfast City Airport in Northern Ireland’s capital city.
Based in the British Channel Islands, Aurigny Air Services invites passengers at Southampton Airport to the company’s home. This regional airline uses a fleet of small ATR jets that land at the Alderney Island. Blue Islands also connects Southampton Airport with the Channel Islands. This small airline invites tourists to Guernsey and Jersey.
Eastern Airways connects Southampton Airport with Aberdeen Airport. The flight to Scotland’s third largest city is the only destination offered by this regional airline that is based in the North Lincolnshire region of England.
The best way for passengers in Southampton Airport to access other international destinations is to board Flybe flights and transfers at some of the major airports in the United Kingdom and Europe. All of the airline operations at Southampton Airport occur in one terminal building that includes the departure gates, arrivals hall, baggage claim carousels, and ticketing desks.