Tourism boost for Doncaster airport

Robin Hood Airport has been named as Welcome to Yorkshire's official airport partner for 2016 - just days after the opening of the new link road to the M18,

Friday, 4th March 2016, 1:49 pm
Updated Friday, 4th March 2016, 1:51 pm
Pix: Shaun Flannery/ COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 29th February 2016 Great Yorkshire Way road opening event. Robin Hood Airport and Great Yorkshire Way, Doncaster.

The two organisations will work together to attract greater levels of leisure and business tourism to the region.

Steve Gill, Managing Director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “This is fantastic news for the region and we are delighted to be working with Welcome to Yorkshire.

“Doncaster Sheffield Airport is currently the fastest growing airport in the UK with flights to over 30 destinations, seeing 18% growth in passenger numbers and a record year for cargo in 2015.

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“This partnership will see us working closely with Welcome to Yorkshire to firmly place the airport in people’s minds when they are looking to travel and to work on attracting visitors to our region.”

The new Great Yorkshire Way, a major link road, from junction 3 of the M18 to Parrots Corner significantly reduces travel time to Doncaster Sheffield Airport, helping to act as a prime gateway to Yorkshire for visitors.

As part of the new partnership, Flybe, who are due to launch eight new routes from Doncaster Sheffield Airport next month (March 24) have become Welcome to Yorkshire’s official airline partner for the year.

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “I’m very excited about this partnership between Welcome to Yorkshire, Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Flybe. Their strong offer to people living in and visiting Yorkshire is about to get even better and we’re delighted to be working with them as they enter this exciting new phase of growth.

“We share the belief that Yorkshire is a great place to visit and do business and I hope that we will see even more people making use of Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s excellent facilities and travelling on some of Flybe’s fantastic new routes.”