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User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

Hello all,

I was wondering with all the Flyeb flight going in and out all day and the BA aircraft operating flights and staying at the airport nearly all day - Why is there not plans to expaned the airport?

I would have thought that there would have to be hangers at Southampton to fix and maintain the aircraft?
Is there enough space in the Airport terminal at all times?

Also I have noticed that Southampton does'nt have turn offs at both ends of the runway - Why?
Are there any plans to make another turn off?

Are there any plans to expand the airport in any way?

Looking forward to all the reply

Thanks

European

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User currently offlineLX23 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 347 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

Good question...I'm wondering if BE will actually keep expanding from here...somehow, I think it'll more or less level out as it is now though.Have you been down here recently?

User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

No plans that I am aware of. The M27 at the southern end and housing at the northern end limit what would be regarded as un-necessary expansion.

The terminal is fine for current needs, and I have been to the airport at 'peak hour'. The place is dead and one days flights can fit on one monitor.

Sometimes on my walk up to Uni a loud two engined jet (well loud in compairson to everything else) flys out. I'm guessing due to runway restrictions it could be an A300 or similar size craft.



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User currently offlineLX23 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 347 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1344 times:

FBG:
what you hear on your way to uni is most probably the same thing that has often enough made me turn my head on the way to uni... These are (usually) Air Europa's 737s (although we do get other operators' 737s from time to time). Once in a while, we also get the odd low-flying FR/EAL flight thats heading for BOH.


User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

LX23,

I have been up that lattely - last week of last month.

"The place is dead and one days flights can fit on one monitor"

When i whent the flights took up 2 pages and that was after the rush hours in the morning!

European




User currently offlineBananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1578 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

Sometimes on my walk up to Uni a loud two engined jet (well loud in compairson to everything else) flys out. I'm guessing due to runway restrictions it could be an A300 or similar size craft.

That size of aircraft would be way to big to operate into the short runway that SOU has.

Britannia / Thomson / whatever they are called now operated the first 757 services into SOU a few years ago, and this is the largest aircraft type licensed to use the airport at this time.

Speaking of which, you should see a 757 in SOU on the 18th Dec operating a ferry flight to LGW, after operating in from Rovaniemi RVN

Mark



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User currently offlineVS045 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 192 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

At one end of the runway is the M27 motorway/freeway and at the other there is a housing estate and an extensive railway development.There is no turn-off at the start of 02 or 20, aircraft have to backtrack to reach both thresh-holds. Flybe have now developed SOU into a major hub, with many business and leisure destinations, including Geneva, La Rochelles and Guernsey. BA don't actually have very many flights anymore form SOU, the vast majority of flights are operated by flybe and various other carriers. The traffic at Southampton is very seasonal, with many leisure flights to southern european holiday destinations operating in the british summer and a smaller number of mainly business destinations in the winter.

Cheers,
VS045




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User currently offlineFlycro From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1146 times:

Unfortunately Flybe have dropped La Rochelle and Perpignan, likewise Prague. Geneva is a weekend only service for a few months in winter and Salzburg operates on a Saturday for a few weeks in the ski season. It apears Flybe are now concentrating on BHX and opening up new bases i.e LPL and possibly NWI. Hopefully Air Berlin will serve a few more German cities.

BA will stop flying to Brussells on Xmas Eve.


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