Southampton Airport

Orientation & Geography

Europe, United Kingdom, Southampton

Southampton Airport (IATA: SOU, ICAO: EGHI) is the 20th largest airport in the UK, located 3.5 NM (6.5 km; 4.0 mi) north north-east of Southampton, in the Borough of Eastleigh within Hampshire, England. The airport is owned and operated by BAA, which also owns and operates five other UK airports, and is itself owned by ADI Limited, an international consortium, which includes Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and GIC Special Investments, that is led by the Spanish Ferrovial Group. The airport handled 1,733,690 passengers during 2010, a 3.1% reduction compared with 2009. Southampton Airport has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P690) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction.