Wizz Air has announced it will increase the number of flights to Riga and Vilnius from Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport.
The move will see both routes grow from twice weekly flights to three times weekly from April 22 2015 and collectively provide an additional 30,000 seats annually from the airport.
Flights direct to the Latvian capital of Riga from Doncaster Sheffield Airport only began in June but has already enjoyed great interest from passengers. Meanwhile, the airport has been running flights to Vilnius in Lithuania since April 2011.
Chris Harcombe, head of aviation development at the airport, said: “We are delighted with this extension from Wizz Air and it is another positive step forward for the city region.
“To add more than 100,000 new seats to numerous destinations across Europe is fantastic news and further evidence of the great partnership we have with Wizz Air, the convenience Doncaster Airport offers and the huge market we provide airlines access too.
“Adding frequency on popular routes is just as important as starting new routes, allowing more opportunities for people to travel, as well as demonstrating that airlines have the confidence capacity will be filled through high demand.”
Doncaster Airport is Wizz Air’s second largest UK base and the only one in Yorkshire. With new routes commencing from this summer, plus an increase in the frequency of flights between existing destinations, the airline has added a total of 140,000 additional seats since January 2014.