Sacre bleu! French use the Spinnaker Tower to advertise Southampton
French airport officials have pledged to change a '˜visit Southampton' poster that's illustrated by Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower.
The ad has caused raised eyebrows at the other end of the M27 after it appeared at Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport.
Southampton Itchen MP Royston Smith MP said it was an inexplicable schoolboy error.
He said: ‘I think they should and could have done a picture of Southampton. They should change it.’
And the leader of Southampton City Council Simon Letts said: ‘I think it is a bit of a mistake.’
An airport spokesman said they wanted to highlight the Southampton Airport as a destination and were provided with a picture that they believed illustrated the city.
The spokesman said that the poster would be changed soon.