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Your Private Jet to Southampton Airport

Although Southampton Airport does not have the largest passenger volume, it is conveniently located for holidays in the south of England. There are regular flights to various top destinations in both the UK and across Europe, and a dedicated terminal for charter flights makes it a highly attractive for private jet passengers.

Southampton Airport: A Firm Place in the History of Air Travel

Flights from Southampton have a long tradition. Even before the modern building was built, the airport’s location was used for flying. In 1910 the flying pioneer and owner of the property Edwin Rowland Moon, made the first attempted flight in a monoplane, the Moonbeam Mk. II. This flight was a watershed moment in the history of aviation, as almost all modern aircraft are built according to the same construction principles as the Moonbeam Mk. II. When the First World War began, the British war ministry requisitioned the airspace for military use. In 1918, the airport reopened for civilian use, with regular flights to London, Plymouth, Bristol, and Bournemouth. During the Second World War, the airport was again put under the command of the military and used as a training facility for the Royal Navy. In 1945, the airport returned to civilian operation, and in the early 1950s Southampton Airport was one of the busiest airports outside of London. Passenger numbers grew steadily and in the 1960s, after the runway was expanded and reinforced with concrete so that larger planes could take off and land, passenger numbers reached more than 270,000 a year.

In the decades since, the airport has been regularly expanded and modernised. The growing passenger numbers were accommodated by building extensions, new facilities for air traffic control and modernised technical equipment. In 1994, a new terminal was opened and in 2003 the airport exceeded one million passengers within twelve months.

Location of Southampton Airport

Distances from Southampton Airport to:

  • Southampton port: approx. 7.5 km by car
  • Southampton city centre: approx. 8 km by car
  • Ocean Village (yacht marina): approx. 8 km by car
  • University of Southampton: a approx. 3 km by car
  • Southampton Solent University: approx. 6 km by car

Relaxed and Tailored to Your Needs: Book a Charter Flight to Southampton

Southampton is well known as the port from which the Titanic departed. Still, this city on the southern coast has much more to offer than just an impressive harbour. The historic city with its excellent museums, the renowned University of Southampton, and beautiful surrounding countryside offer more than enough reasons to catch a private jet to Southampton. Here you can combine both business and pleasure, so that after a tough business meeting you can spend a few days relaxing and enjoying both the warm coastal climate and cultural delights.

Stress-free travel is essential to your relaxation. To achieve this, booking private charter flights to or from Southampton is as simple as can be. Save yourself the long waiting times at check-in and with your luggage, and determine your own departure times, according to your appointments calendar. At Southampton Airport there is a separate gate for private flights, so you can focus on preparing for meetings using the excellent media services, catch up on the news or simply enjoy the peace and quiet. The facilities at your disposal include:

  • Lounge with TV and international newspapers
  • Meeting room
  • Free WLAN
  • PCs for personal use
  • Access to a printer, fax machine, and photo copier
  • Quiet room
  • Showers

With these services you can enjoy your wait as comfortably as possible, before boarding your private jet charter from Southampton and flying straight to your next destination. Southampton’s location on the South Coast of England makes flying to nearby top destinations an easy affair, as the following flight times illustrate:

Whether heading to the Channel Islands or on your way to a business appointment in London, transfers from Southampton Airport are quick and easy. It takes only 45 minutes to reach the relaxing Channel Islands of Guernsey or Jersey. There you can enjoy a warm Mediterranean climate, thanks to the Gulfstream. A Southampton charter flight can whisk passengers to Exeter or London even more quickly. This is ideal if you have important clients or business partners you need to see. Of course, both cities are well worth travelling to for their cultural offerings alone, without any professional appointments to attend. Step into the exciting big city life in London by spending your free time at world famous museums, first-class live shows, or go shopping for all the latest trends. Alternatively, in Exeter you can visit incredible medieval buildings, such as St. Peters Cathedral, and experience England’s rich history.

Catch a Private Jet to or from Southampton

For your flight to Southampton there are airport parking spaces reserved for private jet passengers. It’s important to note that these spaces must be applied for in advance. This requires a written application, or a phone call if there is less than 48 hours’ notice. Take-off and landing are possible using both Visual Flight Rules and Instrument Flight Rules.

Southampton Airport Runway Details

Runway Length and width Surface
02/20 1,723 m x 37 m Asphalt

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Airport Facts

  • Airport code: EGHI / SOU
  • Altitude: 13 m (44 ft) MSL
  • Passengers per year: 1,947,052 (2016)
  • Aircraft types: all common aircraft and weight classes
  • Runway operating hours: Monday to Saturday 6.30am to 11pm, Sunday 7.30am to 11pm
  • Runways: 1 (1,723 m x 37 m)

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