New trial flight set to take off

Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood Airport.  Terminal building (D3236MC)

Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood Airport. Terminal building (D3236MC)

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A NEW flight to Amsterdam is to be trialled at Doncaster Robin Hood Airport in the hope of attracting business people and tourists.

HiAir has announced the service is due to be provided on a 19-seat aircraft which will enable people to travel to and from the Netherlands within a day.

Prices will be £295 for a standard return ticket.

Daniel Fell, head of policy at Doncaster Chamber, said: “Securing a route to a hub airport like Amsterdam is particularly important - as the flights from Doncaster are scheduled at business friendly times.

“Through Amsterdam, Doncaster is now open to the world; this is key for investment and also for businesses within the surrounding area that need to travel abroad on a regular basis.”

No set period has been given for the trial, HiAir will monitor the success of the service that is scheduled to take off on September 5.

Ben King, co-director of HiAir, said: “We bring fresh ideas and energy to the industry and seek to awaken the glamour previously associated with aviation through our ambition to deliver outstanding levels of customer service. “

The Amsterdam route was axed when easyJet pulled out of Robin Hood this year.

Tickets are available now by visiting http://www.hiair.co.uk