Airport achieves busiest month ever and announces worldwide connectivity routes
19th August 2016
Doncaster Sheffield Airport welcomed a record number of passengers in July.
As well as reporting its busiest month ever, the airport has also seen a new partnership between Flybe and airberlin which enables passengers to reach worldwide destinations. Passenger numbers for July increased by 42% from the previous year to 141,155, with the airport on track to deliver over 1.3m passengers for the year. At the same time Flybe and airberlin have agreed a significant partnership which will give Flybe passengers access to airberlin's network of around 150 worldwide destinations through Doncaster Sheffield Airport's Berlin and Dusseldorf Flybe routes. The new airberlin relationship will make a number of major destinations accessible from the Sheffield City Region via Berlin to Munich, Zurich, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Vienna plus another route to New York, which is also accessible via Dublin. Passengers can also take advantage of flying out via Berlin and back into Dusseldorf making more connections possible such as Abu Dhabi. Steve Gill, chief executive of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: -We are delighted to be once again sharing such positive news from Doncaster Sheffield Airport. -This enhanced connectivity further strengthens our message that we should be the first choice for people and business in the Sheffield City Region. -With the investments made in the ease and convenience of using the airport such as the new motorway link road, terminal investments and expanded connectivity through our Flybe hub routes to Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Dusseldorf, we are able to serve more routes locally that we know the region wants to use.- Vincent Hodder, Flybe's chief customer officer, added: "Our new codeshare agreement with airberlin expands the reach of both airlines. It strengthens Flybe's 'One Stop to the World' proposition for our customers in Yorkshire who will benefit from connections to airberlin's long-haul routes at Dusseldorf and Berlin-Tegel to and from Doncaster Sheffield Airport's routes. -This is a great example of Flybe's commitment to providing convenient connections for business and leisure travellers from regional markets. With Dusseldorf starting in October, through its excellent high speed rail links, Hamburg and Cologne are now also easily accessible after a short flight.-