Southampton Airport has just launched a new live travel information system for passengers that is unique in among UK airport networks. Local figures congregated at the airport for the official launch of the system on November 28th. The new system has been designed to help passengers with their journeys onward from the airport, by providing transport updates on bus, ferry, rail and road networks in southern England. Costing Â£50,000, the technology draws on data from an internet connection to post regular travel information updates. To make the system as comprehensive and effective as possible, Southampton Airport is working in partnership with a number of organisations and travel operators to provide information for the system, including the South West Trains, Highways Agency and ferry company Red Funnel. Chris Huhne, a Liberal Democrat MP who officially launched the new technology, commented that Southampton Airport was the most 'traveller-friendly' airport he had visited and that the hub's new information screens would only help to improve passenger experience further. Director of planning and development at Southampton airport, David Lees, added: 'Southampton Airport has fantastic transport links, with the railway station next door, bus stops on our doorstep and the location of two major motorways within very close proximity. 'This investment in the latest technology will provide our passengers with live information, making it easier than ever before to breeze through Southampton Airport. ' Air France, Eastern Airways and Flybe are some of the major airlines serving Southampton Airport, operating flights to destinations including Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris.