The United Kingdom’s Southampton Airport has marked the official opening of its runway extension as part of its goal to expand capacity and adapt to modern airline fleets.
The expansion project also will attract more airlines and offer new routes and services to the people of Southampton and the wider region, according to a statement from Ferrovial, a global infrastructure operator. Since commencing in spring, the construction work has extended the northern end of the runway by 164 meters (538 feet) at an investment of £15 million ($19 million).
As of May 2020, all of the carbon-dioxide emissions identified in Southampton Airport’s carbon footprint were offset, making it one of the first UK airports to do so, according to the airport’s website. The airport has reduced its carbon emissions by nearly 80 percent since 2015.
Southampton Airport is part of AGS, the company that owns and manages Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports and in which Ferrovial