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📰 A sizzling summer season begins with half-term getaway at Southampton Airport

Following a busy spring, packed with bank holiday breaks, Southampton Airport is now fully in ‘summer mode’. Package holidays with top operators – such as Thomson, First Choice, Thomas Cook, Ingams, Prestige and Esprit Sun – launch from Southampton this week to sun-drenched countries such as Spain, Portugal, and Italy.  Those preferring the DIY approach can book flights with Flybe to Palma, Faro, Alicante, Verona, Nice and Malaga.
But it’s half term – including the Spring Bank Holiday - that’s shaping up to be the biggest escape for Southampton Airport’s passengers, with around 56,000 passengers expected between 23rd May and 1st June 2014. 
Jan Halliday, Director of Marketing & Communications, said: “The summer season is always an exciting time for us, when the airport really comes alive with happy holiday-makers and enthusiastic families. There are a range of great holiday options when flying from Southampton Airport – from city breaks and family resorts to spa retreats and stag and hen hotspots.”
So, where are the top sunny spots this summer?
Majorca – An island of contrasts. Home to energetic resorts, superclubs and lively restaurants, if you venture further afield you’ll find secluded coves, walled medieval cities and natural parks  Fly to Palma with Flybe, Thomson, First Choice, Thomas Cook or Prestige Holidays 
The Algarve - Venture along the dramatic Algarve coastline and you’ll find turquoise seas, golden beaches, sophisticated harbours, first class golf, great seafood and bustling markets. Fly to Faro with Thomas Cook, Prestige Holidays and Flybe. 
Lake Garda - The lake’s shimmering blue waters are surrounded by picturesque backdrops – mountains, flourishing flora and charming villages full of history and culture. A favourite of the jet-set. Fly to Verona with Flybe, Inghams, Thomas Cook, Prestige Holidays and Esprit Sun. 
Costa Blanca - The stunning Costa Blanca region is dotted with whitewashed villas, secluded coves, beautiful mountains, sprawling vineyards, sandy beaches, lively resorts and plenty of opportunities for water sports.  Fly to Alicante with Flybe 
Costa del Sol – With over 300 days of sun every year, the Costa del Sol has rightfully earned its name.  There are spectacular beaches, glamorous marinas and a buzzing party scene, plus a healthy dose of culture – the famous painter Picasso was born here too.    Fly to Malaga with Flybe and Prestige Holidays. 
French Riviera –Nice is well placed to offer up the whole of the French Riviera. Take a trip out to beautiful Eze, set sail for the Ile Sainte Marguerite or venture over the border into Italy, past the municipality of Monaco.   Fly to Nice with Flybe. 
Feeling inspired? Read about more of the beautiful and varied destinations which are just a short hop from Southampton Airport at
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