Passenger numbers soar at Robin Hood Airport

Steve Gill
Steve Gill

Robin Hood Airport is flying high after seeing passenger numbers soar last year.

Figures releases by the Civil Aviation Authority show that numbers are up by five per cent year on year over the last twelve months.

The airport’s increase is higher than the average national increase which stands at 4.3 per cent and sees Robin Hood take top spot in the region for passenger growth.

Four new routes were introduced at Doncaster in 2014, including Belfast, Isle of Man, Bucharest and Riga with a further two announced for 2015 including Zante and the Slovakian city of Kosice.

In addition, popular routes such as Alicante, Las Palmas, Dalaman, Palma de Mallorca, Reus, Poznan, Gdansk and Warsaw have all contributed to the overall rise as the airport celebrates its tenth birthday.

The airport has also been boosted by news that the completion of the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) is on schedule and set to be completed by January 2016.

Steve Gill, managing director, 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.

“2015 is looking like it will be a great year for the airport. 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.

“It is great to be able to offer our passengers a wide range of destinations to fly to and we are looking forward to continued growth.”