Labelled the new fastest growing airport, Doncaster Sheffield Airport has recently seen an increasing level of passenger growth, with over 1m passengers using the airport across the country. The CAA (The Civil Aviation Authority) have released figures that prove Doncaster Sheffield has seen a 43.1% growth in passenger numbers (1.3m) between April 2016 and March 2017.
Chris Harcombe, head of aviation development at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “This is fantastic news and we are thrilled to once again have the status of the fastest growing airport, with over 1m passengers, in the country. It is great to see so many people supporting our development by choosing to fly local. “Passengers have over 40 routes on offer to them from our airport and access to the airport is now so easy thanks to the motorway link road opening. “Early last year we announced a new partnership with Flybe which has brought more low cost flights to the airport and provided access to European hubs including Amsterdam, Berlin, Dublin and Paris and popular leisure routes including Alicante, Malaga, Faro and Palma.
“We are extremely proud of the service we offer at Doncaster Sheffield Airport and have invested in our terminal, in our products and in our team to ensure that we can continue to offer high standards of customer service.” Doncaster Sheffield works in partnership with airlines including Thomson, Wizz Air and Flybe who provides both business and leisure routes for travellers. The Airport’s most popular destinations include Katowice, Gdańsk, Alicante and Poznan. But the good news doesn’t stop there for Doncaster Sheffield Airport. 2016 was also their busiest year for cargo. It saw a 113% increase on 2015’s figures transporting 9,265 tonnes of freight. This was, unsurprisingly, their largest amount since the airport opened. In fact, the increased level of freight forced DS Airport to install a dedicated cargo ramp which can deliver contents from two 747 aircrafts.
Meanwhile, within the airport building, Anglo World Cargo’s (the company who operate from site) have expanded their terminal size to 28,000 sq.ft. and will further increase to 55,000 sq,ft by the end of the year to accommodate with the increase demand.