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Without a minute to rest after opening the the Great Yorkshire Way link road, Doncaster Sheffield Airport has named Welcome to Yorkshire as the official 2016 airport partner! Both of the organisations have great plans for the future of the local community and are looking to attract a higher level of leisure and tourism to the area.

The managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport Steve Gill said: “This is fantastic news for the region and we are delighted to be working with Welcome to Yorkshire.

“Doncaster Sheffield Airport is currently the fastest growing airport in the UK with flights to over 30 destinations, seeing 18% growth in passenger numbers and a record year for cargo in 2015.

“This partnership will see us working closely with Welcome to Yorkshire to firmly place the airport in people’s minds when they are looking to travel and to work on attracting visitors to our region.”

The newly implemented Great Yorkshire Way, which begins at junction 3 of the M18 to Parrots Corner and is a major link road has been created to greatly reduce the duration time of travel to Robin Hood Airport. Furthermore, the constant improvement does not stop there for the airport! Flybe, who were awarded Yorkshire’s official airline partner for the year, are due to launch 8 new routes from the airport.

Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, Sir Gary Verity said:
“I’m very excited about this partnership between Welcome to Yorkshire, Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Flybe. Their strong offer to people living in and visiting Yorkshire is about to get even better and we’re delighted to be working with them as they enter this exciting new phase of growth.
“We share the belief that Yorkshire is a great place to visit and do business and I hope that we will see even more people making use of Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s excellent facilities and travelling on some of Flybe’s fantastic new routes.”

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