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Southampton Airport reveals expansion plans

Southampton Airport Credit: ITV Meridian

Southampton Airport says it plans to expand its terminal in order to double the number of passengers who use it.

It says with Heathrow and Gatwick filling up fast it is natural for the south coast airport to grow.

The news comes as the airport reveals it is now being used by a record 2 million passengers a year.

It says it will announce its full expansion plans later in the year, with no current plans for another runway.

Mike Pearse reports.

Dave Lees, Managing Director, Southampton Airport

Baggage handlers vote for strike action in run up to Christmas

The 48 hour strike will start at midnight on December 23rd Credit: PA

Travellers at airports across the UK will be hit by two days of strikes as workers at Swissport, the world’s largest ground and cargo handler, go on strike for two days on 23 and 24 December.

Over 1,500 check-in staff, baggage handlers and cargo crew, members of Unite, the country’s largest union, will walk out for 48 hours at 00.01 Friday 23 December in a long-running pay dispute, and plans that they say will seriously erode terms and conditions.

Unite today called on the management to take part in constructive negotiations in a bid to avoid Christmas travel disruption at the UK’s airports.

The airports affected will be Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Doncaster, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Gatwick Glasgow, Heathrow, Leeds/Bradford, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle, and Southampton and Stansted.

Fog causes flight delays and cancellations

Heavy fog has been causing delays and cancellations in and out of Southampton Airport Credit: Southampton Airport

Passengers travelling from Southampton Airport are being warned of delays because if heavy fog.

A spokesperson for the airport says flights have resumed but there is a backlog of disruption.

Passengers affected are being offered later flights.

Passengers are being offered later flights Credit: Southampton Airport

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Thick fog causing delays at Southampton Airport

Thousands of passengers are facing delays after thick fog is affecting flights at Southampton Airport.

The freezing fog is causing problems for most flights out of the airport - and more information can be found on http://www.southamptonairport.com/book-flights-and-holidays/airlines/

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