Boost for Doncaster airport

Steve Gill, Managing Director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
Steve Gill, Managing Director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

Passenger numbers at Robin Hood Airport are on the increase.

They are up seven per cent year on year from August 2012 to August 2013.

A number of the airport’s routes have seen an increase in popularity, including Alicante, Las Palmas, Dalaman, Palma de Mallorca, Reus, Poznan, Gdansk and Warsaw, which has led to the overall rise in passenger numbers.

Robin Hood Airport currently handles in excess of one million passengers per year flying to more than 30 destinations.

Managing director Steve Gill said: “We are delighted to see an increase in our passenger numbers and it is great to see people taking advantage of everything that their airport has to offer.

“Once people realise how accessible the airport and the destinations we fly to are, they are keen to fly local and support the regional economy.

“We have recently secured a place as one of the top three airports in the country, according to a survey by Which? Members. This proves how satisfied our customers are with Doncaster Sheffield Airport, which is always very pleasing to hear.

“Passenger numbers on our Dalaman route have increased by over 80 per cent this year, similarly Palma de Mallorca has almost doubled its passenger numbers.

“We have just announced an additional route to Arrecife, Lanzarote in our winter 2013/14 schedule which will benefit Thomson and First Choice holidaymakers.”