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Hovertravel Releases More Than 60 Late Flights For July And August

Hovertravel has enhanced its evening and night-time timetable by adding 66 flights across the summer months of July and August.

Loretta Lale, Head of Commercial at Hovertravel, said:

“Our customers have said they would like to see later flights to and from the Isle of Wight at certain times of the year.

"Additionally, we already have timetabled extra flights to support events such as Big Beach Weekender, Isle of Wight Pride and the Victorious Festival.

"These festivals are within walking distance of our terminals and the later flights provide great opportunities for people to travel in the opposite direction.

"We are promoting these extra flights from now to give customers plenty of time to plan some of their summer evenings, on both sides of Solent.”

The longer days and warmer temperatures of the late summer months, combined with the school holidays are the best time to enjoy evening activities.

With award-winning restaurants, several theatres and the chance to see some spectacular sunsets with friends and family, Southsea and Ryde are great night-time destinations.

Foodies are spoilt for choice in Ryde with both The Duck restaurant and Michelin-starred chef Robert Thompson’s RT Café Grill & Thompson's just a few minutes from the terminal.

In Southsea a gentle stroll along the sea front brings you to The Briny or you can cross the Common to sample Southsea’s burgeoning street food scene.

Theatre goers and music-lovers alike will love the surroundings of Kings Theatre in Southsea which offers an extensive programme of tribute acts from all genres of music.

Loretta added:

“Our customers also tell us that as well as going out, they want the late flights to extend the time they have when hosting or visiting friends and family.

"So now you can plan barbecues, parties and get-togethers secure in the knowledge you can fly back across the Solent in under ten minutes.”

Hovertravel’s late flights start as early 9.15pm, with several operating late into the night and even past midnight.

For specific times, dates and bookings can be made online.

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