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Passenger numbers soar at Airport

Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield is celebrating having recorded a growth in passenger numbers over the last 12 months. 

Passenger numbers at the airport are up 7 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 Doncaster Sheffield is the UK’s newest purpose built airport, situated on the site of the former RAF Finningley. 

Situated just 7 miles from Doncaster and 25 miles from Sheffield, Robin Hood Airport currently handles in excess of 720,000 passengers per year flying to more than 30 destinations across the globe.

Steve Gill, Managing Director at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, 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. 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.”