Doncaster Sheffield Airport (Robin Hood Airport) has reason to celebrate as it posted its very latest passenger numbers… the biggest yet!
The airport saw record passenger numbers use the airport during both April and May, in which over 200,000 passengers flew out.
Speaking about the record results, the airport’s Managing Director, Steve Gill, said, “We are on track for record growth and this is fantastic news for the Sheffield City Region. A thriving region needs a thriving airport and as the latest figures show, we are beginning to achieve this.”
The airport is going from strength to strength, with investment in enhancing the passenger experience at its forefront. Airlines have also seen the potential of the regional airport and as such have invested into the development of their services – take Flybe, who have added eight new routes this year.
The airport is fast becoming the go to airport of choice by both business and leisure passengers, as both look to make the most of the convenience of flying locally, with flights to Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris proving hugely popular. Take for example, the Great Yorkshire Way link road development, which makes the airport more accessible by road users.
Mr Gill added, “A recent conversation with a Sheffield based business women highlighted this, she now travels from Doncaster to Dubai via Amsterdam and she couldn’t be happier. It is fantastic for us to hear that people are able to do their business travel easier thanks to the new routes we have brought to the region.
We are working closely with the business community via our extremely supportive Chambers of Commerce, business networking events and advocacy groups. It’s important for boosting the region’s international connectivity that whenever possible businesses make the decision to support their local airport for business travel.”