Doncaster Sheffield Airport sees rise in cargo flights

AN-225 Mryia (Dream), the world's largest aircraft at Doncaster's Robin Hood Airport.
AN-225 Mryia (Dream), the world's largest aircraft at Doncaster's Robin Hood Airport.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport has seen a huge increase in the amount of cargo it transports.

The airport has transported more cargo in the period from January to June 2015 than it did in throughout the whole of 2014.

Through operator Anglo World Cargo, staff have managed consignments across the globe during the six-month period, including to Nepal, Kenya, Venezuela, USA and key European destinations such as Greece and France.

The figures in terms of tonnage have not been released but the results follow an upward trend in cargo transportation in recent years. The airport previously saw an increase of 112 per cent in the amount of cargo it transports year-on-year from 2013 to 2014.

Dayle Hauxwell, cargo manager, said: “The growth of the business in recent months has been excellent and is continued evidence that the airport and its cargo terminal is enhancing its reputation around the world for hassle free cargo operations. The amount of freight being transported has and continues to increase significantly and this can only be positive news for the airport and the regional economy.”

Gary Winterman, managing director of Anglo World Cargo, added: “It is clear that more and more companies and cargo operators are looking at Doncaster Sheffield Airport to distribute their products around the world.”

The cargo terminal welcomed the arrival of the world’s largest aircraft the AN-225 Mryia (Dream) in November last year when it collected 150 tonnes of engineering equipment for a transatlantic flight.