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Southampton Airport reaches record number of two million passengers

More than two million passengers have passed through Southampton Airport gates for the second year in a row.

Managing Director, Neil Garwood said: “I am excited to see very strong passenger numbers, which shows commitment of passengers to their local airport.”

At the end of last year, the airport introduced its first ever Greek flight to Skiathos with Fly LoLo and the return of flights to Geneva with easyJet.

Councillor Spiros Vassiliou was one of the first on this flight and said: “I am delighted that the first ever direct flight to Greece is being launched from our local Southampton airport.”

This was all a part of what Mr Garwood described as an “incredible year at Southampton Airport”.

This year they are “confidently looking forward to shape their future” after welcoming back flights with Fly LoLo and seven new routes, to Greece, Spain, Montenegro, Croatia and Bulgaria.

After this year’s summer flights were released Neil Garwood has said he is “looking forward to seeing more passengers jetting off to sunny locations to enjoy their summer holidays”

The airport has also released a draft master plan showing their plans for the next twenty years, including a bigger runway and an extension terminal.

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