BOSSES at Southampton Airport have announced plans to put on extra flights to two of Europe's most popular cities.

Southampton Airport will have an extra 18 flights a week to Amsterdam and Paris this winter.

The flights boost, from Flybe, means there will be up to five flights a day to Amsterdam and up to three flights a day to Paris' Charles De Gaulle airport.

Neil Garwood, Managing Director at Southampton Airport added: “Paris and Amsterdam are brilliant destinations but also really great for connecting to the rest of the world. "These are two of our most popular destinations and it is great to be able to offer our passengers even more choice.”

Roy Kinnear, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer comments: “We are committed to grow our services from Southampton and so are pleased to offer our customers added choice this winter with more frequency on these very popular routes.”

The extra flights will come into effect from October 27.

In total, Flybe’s 2020 Winter schedule from Southampton now features 14 routes with a choice of up to 225 flights a week.