Southampton Airport has enjoyed a record breaking summer after almost 430,000 passengers used the airport during July and August, representing an increase of 14.6% compared to the same period last year.
August proved to be the airport’s busiest month on record with 219,757 passengers whilst 207,631 passengers used the airport in July. Prior to this year, the airport’s busiest month had been in August 2007 when 205,500 passengers took to the skies.
This year alone Southampton has welcomed four new airlines including KLM and Aer Lingus. It was also the first airport in the UK to offer scheduled flights with European based airline, Volotea.