Southampton Airport is a regional airport located in the town of Eastleigh, just north of the city of Southampton. It offers flights to UK and near European destinations, and is connected to the city by a frequent rail service. Flights depart Southampton for a number of destinations such as the Channel Islands, Belfast, Bergerac, Berlin, Dublin, Florence, Ibiza, Malaga, Minorca and Mykonos as well as regional airports in the UK.
Southampton is most famous though for its port. It once ran ferry services to several European destinations, but these have been moved to Portsmouth. Southampton still runs ferry services to the Isle of Wight. Southampton has a tradition of luxury cruising which began in the 1840s, one of the pioneers being P&O who advertised tours to Egypt.
Many of the world's largest cruise ships can regularly be seen in Southampton water. The city has a particular connection to the Cunard Line. This was particularly evident on 11 November 2008 when the Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 departed the city for the final time amid a spectacular fireworks display after a full day of celebrations. At certain times of the year, the Queen Mary 2 , Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria may all visit Southampton at the same time, in an event commonly called 'Arrival of the Three Queens'.
This chart show the Club's flying activity at Southampton over the last two years, as reported by our members using our PIREP facility.
Airfield information available from the UKGA website and/or from the Club's Southampton Datasheet.