Southampton airport has seen the ski season lift off with the return of winter flights by easyJet to Geneva.

The budget carrier will be operating a 180-seat Airbus A320 on the route three days a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Fares start at £31.99 one-way.

More than 13,000 passengers were carried on the service last winter.

EasyJet UK country manager Ali Gayward said: “We are really pleased to be operating again this winter at Southampton with our route to Geneva.

“We see continued demand from passengers travelling with us from the region with this route providing customers looking to spend Christmas in the Alps or hit the slopes next winter with an easy and affordable option.”