Amsterdam flights return to Robin Hood

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FLIGHTS to Amsterdam are set to start again at Robin Hood Airport - nine months after they were scrapped by easyJet.

Airline HiAir has announced it will be running trial flights from Doncaster to the Dutch capital this later this year.

Easyjet ditched Finningley because it was failing to attract enough passengers to the vital Amsterdam route, which the airport had hoped would pull in business passengers.

The route was believed to be operating at 72 per cent capacity with 2pm departure times thought to be inconvenient for business passengers.

HiAir will be bringing in earlier departures, leaving Doncaster at 7.30am to arrive in the Netherlands at 10am, which will aim to attract business passengers.

The first flight is due to take off on Monday, September 5.

Mike Morton, Doncaster Sheffield Airport Director, said: “We know from past experience Amsterdam is a destination businesses in particular are keen to see served from this airport and we hope that interest from passengers will see this service come to fruition later in the year.”

The service will use a 19-seater Jetstream 32 aircraft.