Southampton Airport has busiest month since 2007

Havant Road, Hayling Island, close to the Yew Tree Inn. Credit: Google Street View

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THE county’s airport has had its busiest August since 2007, new figures have shown.

Southampton Airport had around 200,000 passengers through the airport in August, which is also an 11 per cent increase on the year before.

The strongest areas of growth were to the European summer sun destinations including Palma, Malaga, Alicante, Faro and Verona. Flights to Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney in the Channel Islands were also popular.