Published on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 10:24 am.

Southampton Airport welcomes Ibiza as first new route for summer 2017


Thomson and First Choice have announced increased capacity at Southampton airport for their summer 2017 flying programme. This includes a new route to Ibiza, starting 26th May 2017, giving greater holiday flexibility to holidaymakers flying from the airport.

The move to introduce new routes is part of the holiday companies’ strategy to ensure customers across the UK can fly from their local airport and stay at the best hotels in some of the most exciting destinations. The new routes, which are now on sale, were launched in line with new summer 2017 holidays.

Customers travelling on the new route routes to Ibiza can visit Thomson’s 5T Sensatori Resort Ibiza where they will experience stylish interiors, a luxurious spa and a selection of chic restaurants serving up a mixture of international and Mediterranean cuisine.

Karen Switzer, Director of Aviation Planning for Thomson and First Choice, said: “Adding more capacity from Southampton airport with the introduction of the new route to Ibiza demonstrates our commitment to the airport and the local area.

“Expanding access to our portfolio of destinations and hotels is a key part of our overall strategy and will enhance the holiday experience for our customers.”

Managing Director of Southampton Airport, Dave Lees, said ‘It’s fantastic to announce our first new route for summer 2017 as our priority is to offer passengers a variety of choice for their summer holidays. We hope to see even more people flying out of their local airport for their summer holidays next year.’

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