AOA Summer 2021 Magazine

New airlines could be flying from Southampton to Europe most popular holiday destinations by the summer of 2023 after the airport’s local council gave clear backing to its runway extension plans.

Endorsing a recommendation from its officers, Eastleigh Council voted last month by 22 to 13 to approve Southampton Airport’s planning application for a 164-metre runway extension. The vote transforms the airport’s prospects, averting the danger of closure which had hung over Southampton since the collapse last year of Flybe, formerly its principal airline partner

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