Doncaster airport set for jet cargo boost

Pictured: 2Excel's Boeing 727-2S2F aircraft arrives at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield
Pictured: 2Excel's Boeing 727-2S2F aircraft arrives at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield
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Robin Hood Airport has received a boost with another cargo aircraft set to be based there.

Bosses at the site in Finningley welcomed the Boeing 727-200 aircraft to its newly refurbished hanger in a new partnership with British company 2Excel Aviation Ltd which will further boost its cargo activity.

The B727 aircraft will be used to support cargo operations from the airport

Steve Gill, managing director of the airport, said: “The partnership with 2Excel is great news for the airport and shows that the reputation of our cargo terminal and our provision of logistical expertise is growing worldwide.

“The additional aircraft joining our cargo operations will enhance our international trade activity even further as the amount of freight being transported continues to increase, and this can only be positive news for the regional economy.”

Robin Hood Airport’s cargo terminal consists of 55,000sqft of operational space and has a full range of equipment and facilities capable of handling any aircraft.

Bosses at the airport say this, coupled with the airport’s 2,893m runway, means it has the ability to handle all aspects of airfreight from the smallest parcel to bespoke charters of large cargo aircraft, such as giant Antonov-225s.