Summer flights start

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HAMPSHIRE’S main departure point for flights to warmer climes – Southampton Airport – is celebrating the switch to ‘summer mode’.

Operators including Thomson and Thomas Cook have launched their summer schedule of flights to sun-drenched destinations such as Spain, Portugal and Italy.

Airport marketing and communications director Jan Halliday said: ‘The summer season is an exciting time for us, when the airport really comes alive with happy holiday-makers and enthusiastic families.

‘There are a range of great holiday options from city breaks and family resorts to spa retreats and stag and hen hotspots.’