Passengers vote Southampton Airport as the best in the UK

Daily Echo: Airport staff celebrate being named top in the UK. Airport staff celebrate being named top in the UK.

Southamptom Airport has been named the best in the country at a prestigious awards ceremony.

The Eastleigh-based terminal was handed the title of ‘Top UK Airport’ by Wanderlust readers in the 2014 Wanderlust Readers’ Travel Awards.

Thousands of readers of the Wanderlust magazine had their say in the decision before the announcement was made at the glamorous Destinations Show at Earls Court, London.

Southampton Airport ranked top for UK Airports with a satisfaction rating of 87.5 per cent. Final positions were based on an average score for the entry, converted to a percentage – meaning that the award was based on all-important satisfaction levels rather than the number of votes.

Airport managing director Dave Lees said: “The respected award of Top UK Airport is a great credit to the brilliant team that we have working at Southampton Airport, who have a real focus on customer service.

“It is particularly meaningful because the award is based on the impartial opinions of well-travelled people and I’d like to thank all of our passengers who took the time to vote.”

The airport fought off competition from the likes of London City, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Birmingham and Liverpool to take the top gong.

Phoebe Smith, Wanderlust’s editor, said: “With the discerning UK traveller increasingly preferring a more bijou airport experience, it’s no wonder that Wanderlust readers have voted Southampton as the Top UK Airport.

“With its good public transport links, great facilities and flights to 33 destinations from Aberdeen to Verona, it’s a worthy winner.”

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12:27pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Lone Ranger. says...

...... And well deserved.
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Its a great local airport ( if you live local ) no long queues so quick check in .. and not full of "unpleaseant" suspicious looking people ( apart from me )
...... And well deserved. . Its a great local airport ( if you live local ) no long queues so quick check in .. and not full of "unpleaseant" suspicious looking people ( apart from me ) Lone Ranger.

4:36pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Dasal says...

"Lone Ranger" - TOTALLY AGREE

Superb and very relaxing departure point, wherever you're going.
Thumbs down must be from Ryanair / EasyJet clients.............
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Not used too being so "laid-back" on departures, and hopefully never will from here.
"Lone Ranger" - TOTALLY AGREE Superb and very relaxing departure point, wherever you're going. Thumbs down must be from Ryanair / EasyJet clients............. ..... Not used too being so "laid-back" on departures, and hopefully never will from here. Dasal

5:39pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Baybrit says...

"the discerning UK traveller increasingly preferring a more bijou airport experience"........B
IJOU, seriously? I've used Southampton airpotrt and it is very good, quick, efficient and clean but BIJOU?! Give me a break.What is this, an airport or a @#$@#$ tearoom?
"the discerning UK traveller increasingly preferring a more bijou airport experience"........B IJOU, seriously? I've used Southampton airpotrt and it is very good, quick, efficient and clean but BIJOU?! Give me a break.What is this, an airport or a @#$@#$ tearoom? Baybrit

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