BREAKING: Robin Hood announces new Flybe flights to Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam and other destinations
Alicante, Faro, Malaga, Jersey amnd Newquay will also be served and the new routes are already on sale after an announcement at the Doncaster airport this morning.
Last week RHA announced that Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, will base two Embraer Jet aircraft at the airport with services starting from the end of March 2016.
The milestone announcement, the biggest of its kind since the airport opened its doors in 2005, will see passenger numbers soar with an additional 500,000 seats on offer from the Yorkshire airport.
Doncaster Sheffield Airport is already the fastest growing airport in the UK outside London and will now benefit from Flybe delivering up to 44 new flight departures per week, a 70 percent increase in departures.
The news comes just months before the airport becomes significantly more accessible for passengers living within the Sheffield City Region, when journey times to the airport are reduced by 20 minutes following the opening of the £58 million motorway link road (FARRRS).
Investment in the road has been delivered through both public and private sector funding and is set to open in early 2016, ahead of the new Flybe services commencing.
Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, 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.
“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.
Saad Hammad, CEO, Flybe said: “We are delighted to have reached this agreement to begin enhancing connectivity for the people of Yorkshire from Doncaster Sheffield Airport. We look forward to welcoming all our new passengers on board next year with great value fares and a convenient, fast, reliable service to some very popular destinations as well providing them with opportunities for onward connections.”