Doncaster’s Robin Hood airport is once again gearing up for the great Christmas and New Year ‘getaway’ with around 18,000 passengers expected to pass through the terminal building over the holiday period.
The traditional Christmas getaway is expected to start mid December with the majority of schools finishing for the holidays and passengers heading off on flights from Doncaster to seek winter sun, visit relatives, go skiing or look for Christmas and New Year festivities across Europe.
With 14 destinations on offer from the airport over December, popular destinations for passengers departing from the Airport this Christmas and New Year are expected to be a mix of Winter Sun Mediterranean and Canary resorts, skiing holidays in Italy and city breaks to Gdansk, Katowice, Poznan, Warsaw, Wroclaw and Vilnius.
To ensure a smooth send off over the festive season, Airport Management are reminding all passengers of the security restrictions that still apply, and are urging passengers to think carefully about what items they are intending to pack in hand luggage - especially those who are travelling with presents for friends and relatives.
All items in hand luggage including wrapped Christmas presents are subject to search as part of the current aviation security measures that are in place at all UK Airports. To avoid disappointment at the security search point and to help keep queues to a minimum, passengers are being asked to travel with their presents unwrapped if they are to be carried in hand luggage.
Restrictions on carrying liquids through security are also still in place. Liquids, gels and aerosols can be carried in individual 100ml containers which fit comfortably in a re-sealable clear bag no larger than 20cm x 20cm. However, passengers are advised to put liquids and unwrapped liquid presents such as perfumes, alcohol and toiletries within their hold luggage before checking-in.
Each passenger is limited to one item of hand luggage through the security screening point; a maximum size of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm. Unwrapped Christmas presents and items such as hand bags, must fit within the hand luggage bag and are not allowed to be carried separately.
Steve Gill, Managing Director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “The choice of affordable flights to a number of destinations from Doncaster Sheffield Airport, means that we expect the Christmas and New Year period to once again be one of the busiest during the year and we are anticipating thousands of passengers to use the airport throughout December.
“To keep queuing times to a minimum we’re asking passengers to come prepared and to think about what they are carrying in their hand luggage.
“We want all our passengers to enjoy the start of their journey particularly at this time of year and with a bit of forward planning we hope passengers will get their Christmas holidays off to a great start.”
Flights and packages available via www.robinhoodairport.com.