There are a number of European cities offering flights to Southampton Airport, including Alicante, Amsterdam, Dublin, Hamburg, Malaga, Paris. In addition, there are seasonal flights from locations such as Plama de Mallorca, Avignon, Nice, Geneva, Salzburg and Verona. The main airline operating from Southampton Airport is Flybe; Volotea also schedules flights and Blue Islands Airline offer flights to Guernsey and Jersey. Located just over 6 kilometers from Southampton, the airport has good transport links to the city center. Local and regional bus services run from the airport every 20 minutes or less to central Southampton and the Waterfront, with a journey time of approximately 40 minutes. The dedicated Airport Parkway train station is very conveniently situated adjacent to the main terminal and offers fast routes to Southampton city center (7 minutes), Winchester (10 minutes) and Bournemouth (36 minutes). There is a taxi desk in the terminal opposite arrivals, and the taxi rank is just outside the main terminal.
The university city of Southampton is a major port located on the south coast of the United Kingdom. Some of the world's largest cruise ships dock in the harbour which is also well known for its association with the RMS Titanic. There is evidence that the city dates back to the Stone Age and was occupied by the Romans from AD 43, followed by the Anglo-Saxons. Many of the artefacts from these periods and later historic eras can be seen in the city's museums, such as the Southampton Maritime Museum and the Tudor House Museum. Southampton is a vibrant metropolitan city with major events and festivals occurring all year round: from the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and annual Boat Show to Premier football matches and world-class music concerts from top touring artists. More unusual events include the Kite Festival, SO Fest an Mela Festival - there really is something for everyone.