August saw a record breaking month for Robin Hood Airport with 145,000 passengers flying from the former RAF station. The great achievement is amplified by the fact that over a million people have now flown from the airport over the past 12 months, much of this credit is due to the addition of many new destinations courtesy of budget airline Flybe. Dublin and Dusseldorf are to be added from the 30th October following the successful addition of destinations such as Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam at the beginning of this year.
Steve Gill, Chief Executive of Robin Hood Airport said: "This is fantastic news, we’ve had our busiest August ever and the number of people travelling from Doncaster Sheffield Airport is continuing to rise. This summer has seen us notch up a number of record breaking months.
"The improved accessibility of the airport, thanks to the Great Yorkshire Way link road from Junction 3 of the M18, and the 11 new destinations on offer with Flybe, has significantly expanded our offer to people across the region.
"I strongly believe that an ambitious region such as ours needs a thriving airport and with the continued support of the region, we can achieve even more.
"Leisure passengers have really started to embrace Robin Hood Airport as their local airport and are showing their support by travelling from here whenever possible.