Southampton Airport celebrates new routes

Both Eastern Airways and BA CityFlyer have introduced flights from the southern coast 

Southampton Airport has launched new domestic and international routes.  

Eastern Airways’ first flight on its new Dublin service took off from the hub today (July 20) and is set to operate four times a week.  

This route – which was previously operated by Flybe prior to its collapse in March last year – has always been popular from the region and the airline plans to increase its frequency in the future. 

Southampton Airport
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 Matt Hazelwood, commercial director of AGS Airports, believes it is “fantastic” to have the Dublin service reintroduced at Southampton. 

He said: “The Irish capital has always been hugely popular with our passengers and I’m sure it will be once again as we begin the see the safe restart of operations to leisure destinations gradually increase. 

BA CityFlyer additionally launched its new service to Ibiza on Saturday (July 17), which is a first for Southampton.  

The carrier also inaugurated flights to Palma on the same day, yet another reinstated Flybe link. Dependent of travel restrictions, the airline also hopes to introduce Faro, Malaga, Alicante and Mykonos to its network from August.  

“We are also excited to add Ibiza to our destination list along with Palma, which we’re sure will be popular now that rules on travelling to amber-list countries have been lifted,” Hazelwood added.