Showing posts with label Southampton International Airport. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Southampton International Airport. Show all posts

16 May, 2024

Ronald Leitch appointed Chief Operating Officer of AGS Airports

AGS Airports Ltd, which owns and operates Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports, has confirmed that Ronald Leitch has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Ronald brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the aviation industry having worked in several senior leadership positions at both Aberdeen and Glasgow Airports.

Recently, Ronald had been Interim Chief Operating Officer at AGS Airports and had also been working as Operations Director at Glasgow Airport.

On his appointment Ronald, said: “I am truly honoured and excited to be named Chief Operating Officer of AGS Airports.

“I am eager to contribute to the group’s continued success.

“I look forward to the challenges ahead and working alongside our talented team to deliver exceptional experiences for our passengers and stakeholders.”

In his new position, Ronald will be responsible for overseeing and improving the operational performance of AGS Airports along with capital development and delivery ensuring the highest level of customer service for passengers.

Andy Cliffe, CEO of AGS Airports said: “With his strong leadership skills and strategic vision, Ronald will play a pivotal role at AGS Airports driving innovation, efficiency and growth across all three of our airports.”


01 June, 2023

easyJet launches new route between Glasgow and Southampton

One of Europe's largest budget carriers easyJet has confirmed it will be launching a new year-round route between Glasgow and Southampton, scheduled to start on 2nd November. 

easyJet says the route will be flown twice a week, with flights on Saturday and Thursday and is part of the airline's programme to connect more of the UK. 

On the south coast of England, the historic maritime city of Southampton, home of the famous Titanic and Mayflower, not only provides onward connectivity to one of the largest European cruise ports, but is conveniently located near some of the south’s best tourist attractions like Stonehenge and Winchester Cathedral, as well as serving as a gateway to the beautiful beaches of England’s south coast and the New Forest. 

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager commented: “We’re delighted to announce this new route today from Glasgow to Southampton, which will provide customers in Scotland even with greater connectivity across the UK, enabling people to explore more of the fantastic destinations the UK has to offer, reconnect with loved ones and do business.

 “We are proud to be the largest airline in Scotland and remain committed to strengthening our unrivalled short-haul network and providing more choice for our customers across the UK, all with great value fares and the warm welcome that our crew are famous for.”

Matt Hazelwood, Chief Commercial Officer at AGS Airports, which owns Glasgow Airport, said: “EasyJet’s plans to operate services between Glasgow and our sister airport in Southampton this winter is great news and this additional service on this popular route will help deliver greater choice and flexibility for both our business and leisure travellers.”

05 April, 2023

Southampton International Airport starts runway extension work...

To mark the start of the construction process for Southampton International Airport Limited’s runway extension, a ground-breaking event took place last Friday between the airport’s leadership and senior local politicians.
The airport’s Operations Director Steve Szalay and Head of Planning and Development Steve Thurston were joined on the airfield by Paul Holmes, Member of Parliament for Eastleigh and Councillor Keith House, Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council. Together with James Hindes, Managing Director of VolkerFitzpatrick, the contractor for the runway, they broke ground on the extension site.
Eastleigh Borough Council approved the extension in April 2021, the 164m extension to the northern end of Southampton’s runway will allow the airport to host bigger aircraft and potentially attract new airlines to offer new routes and opportunities.  
The airport advised that work will be carried out mostly at night to avoid any travel disruption to the current flight schedule and they hope the works will be finished by the middle of August.