PASSENGERS flying in and out of Southampton Airport found there was as much love in the air as there were aeroplanes today.

Romantic Manuel Bleul surprised girlfriend of three years Francine Kingma earlier today when popped the question in the terminal building where they first met.

A message went out on the airport tannoy for Francine to look at the arrivals screen, which then came up with ‘Francine will you marry me?’.


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As a shocked Francine said yes, the couple embraced and were applauded by those in the airport watching.

The happy couple, who live in Langley, in the New Forest, met while waiting for a flight back to Frankfurt during the snow chaos of December 2010 while Francine, 27, a market researcher, was studying at Bournemouth University and Manuel was working at the Esso refinery in Fawley.

They grew up 50 miles apart in Germany.

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