A deal has been struck between Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster Sheffield, and Flybe that will see two Embraer Jets operating from the Yorkshire airport.
New Flybe services deal, the largest the airport has ever signed since its opening in 2005, will see flights take off from March next year.
As a result, the airport will see passenger numbers take off with a a staggering 500,000 seats on offer each year. This sees the airline operating 44 new flights each week – that’s an increase of 70%.
The airport, which is the fastest growing airport outside of London, has also welcomed the reopening of the £58 million motorway link road, which sees journey times reduced by 20 minutes for passengers.
Speaking about the monumental Flybe deal, Managing Director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Steve Gill, said; “This announcement is transformational for Sheffield City Region’s airport. We are truly delighted to be welcoming Flybe in this new long-term deal. A total of eight routes will be announced on Tuesday 10th November serving a mixture of business and leisure destinations to mainland Europe and beyond. The additional seats and other forecasted growth are expected to take passenger figures from 900,000 in 2015/16 to over 1.35 million in 2016/17, an increase of around 50% year on year.”