Robin Hood airport celebrates third birthday

Robin Hood airport in Doncaster today celebrates its third birthday, marking the success of the airport as a gateway to the region and the rest of the world. Since 2005, the airport has grown at a rapid pace and, just three years on, it now serves 50 airports around the world (compared to just 17 in 2005) and can expect to handle at least a million passengers per year. The airport serves a range of both established and upcoming holiday destinations and significantly, it is the only airport in the area which offers flights to the emerging Polish destinations of Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk, Katowice and Warsaw.

Formerly the base for RAF Finningley, Robin Hood airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the country, well ahead of other more established regional airports. Since opening as a commercial airport, it has been used by 2.9 million passengers with an increase of almost 13% in use over the last year.

Over the past three years, the airport has also been central in improving economic growth to Doncaster and the surrounding area. According to Nick Smillie, Sales Director based at Robin Hood, the airport “is key to attracting inward investment and tourism growth, as well as serving business and leisure travellers from the region.” He continues, “our objective now is to build on this success by delivering further growth, including more routes to popular international destinations.”

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