Record passenger numbers soar as Doncaster Sheffield Airport sees busiest April and May

23rd June 2016

Doncaster Sheffield Airport welcomed a record number of passengers this April and May.

The busiest April and May in the airport's history has been achieved due to a mix of the eight new Flybe routes, which started earlier this year, growth with incumbent airlines and the opening of Great Yorkshire Way link road. The Great Yorkshire Way, a £56m link road from junction 3 of the M18 to Doncaster Sheffield Airport, has seen journey times from Sheffield to the airport cut to just 25 minutes. Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: -We are on track for record growth and this is fantastic news for the Sheffield City Region. A thriving region needs a thriving airport and as the latest figures show, we are beginning to achieve this. -In terms of leisure, people have really started to embrace Doncaster Sheffield Airport as their local airport and are showing their support by travelling from here whenever possible. More than 200,000 passengers travelled from Doncaster Sheffield Airport over the two-month period. -Flights to Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin have been welcomed by the business community who are now beginning to use the airport as a gateway to the world. -A recent conversation with a Sheffield based business women highlighted this, she now travels from Doncaster to Dubai via Amsterdam and she couldn't be happier. It is fantastic for us to hear that people are able to do their business travel easier thanks to the new routes we have brought to the region. -We are working closely with the business community via our extremely supportive Chambers of Commerce, business networking events and advocacy groups. It's important for boosting the region's international connectivity that whenever possible businesses make the decision to support their local airport for business travel. -With the new route to Dusseldorf starting at the end of October, we have added yet another business travel route to meet the needs of our business community. -The latest CAA figures show that we have achieved a growth of more than 40 percent growth on the year to date and that puts us in the top three airports in the UK for growth. Gill added: -Our work doesn't stop here. We have these new routes, extra seats and now reach more than 40 destinations, we need to ensure that passengers from our region are using these and when they are making their travel choices that Doncaster Sheffield Airport is their first thought.

You might also be interested in

The big switch-off is coming. Are you prepared?

Thu 30th June 2022

We’ve seen significant changes across the workplace in recent years to support greater collaboration, and another major milestone is fast approaching.

Import Safeguarding - What does it mean?

Thu 30th June 2022

We have the latest information on Safeguard measure that was published on 22nd June which will have an impact on businesses in this region.

Sheffield Chamber are looking for a new printing contract!

Tue 28th June 2022

Could you help our team by providing specialised printing equipment that we need to produce vital exporting documentation for our members?

St Luke’s Joins Chamber as Patron in 50th Year

Fri 17th June 2022

St Luke’s has joined Sheffield Chamber as a Patron as it celebrates its 50th year.