Flights to Southampton: Internal UK flights
Flights to Southampton from which airports in the UK?
Though only the 20th-busiest airport in the whole of the UK, Southampton offers a large number of flight options, including a number of domestic services to destinations across England and Scotland.
From the south coast airport, the north of England can reached by direct flights to Leeds-Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle airports.
Direct services also operate to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow International and Inverness in Scotland, as well as to Belfast City in Northern Ireland, while flights are also available to Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man, as well as to the Isles of Scilly, on a seasonal basis.
Airlines flying to Southampton from within the UK
By far the biggest carrier operating services out of Southampton Airport, both domestically and internationally, is low-cost airline Flybe.
The budget carrier operates direct cheap flights to, among others, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Manchester, alongside its services to winter sports and summer sun destinations across Europe.
Helping to keep airline tickets down, competition on routes to the Channel Islands is offered by airlines such as Blue Islands and Aurignay Air Services.
Other airlines offering domestic air links from Southampton include Eastern Airways and the Isles of Scilly Skybus.
Where is Southampton in the UK?
The largest city in the county of Hampshire, Southampton's coastal location has enabled it to establish itself as a major industrial port over the recent centuries.
As well as its expanding airport, Southampton also benefits from excellent rail connections, with the efficient South Western Mainline providing quick and easy links to London, as well as to Bournemouth, Poole and Winchester.
Things to see and do in and around Southampton
As well as being a busy trading port, Southampton also boasts a growing tourism industry, with the rise of low-cost flights and affordable yet upmarket hotels making it a popular short-break destination.
The city centre offers excellent high-street shopping, in addition to a number of contemporary bars, hotels and restaurants.
Other highlights of a break in Southampton include a visit to museums showcasing the history of the locally-produced Spitfire fighter aircraft as well as its port, while the tranquillity of the New Forest is just a short car journey away.