SOUTHAMPTON Airport could have a new owner by the end of the year.
Heathrow Airport Holdings, which currently owns the Eastleigh airport, has confirmed it is on the market.
Glasgow and Aberdeen airports have also been put up for sale.
A spokeswoman for the holdings company said: ‘Over recent months Heathrow Airport Holdings group shareholders and management have been considering their strategic position in relation to our three airports, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton.
‘As a result, the group is now formally entering a sale process.
‘While there is currently no certainty that a sale will be concluded, the group intends to work towards completing a transaction by the end of the year.’