Robin Hood Airport celebrates tenth birthday

Pix, Shaun Flannery/sf-pictures.com''COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>>01302-570814>>''Launch day of Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, 28th April 2005.'A Thomsonfly Boeing 737, Tom521, bound for Palma, the first commercial flight from Robin Hood Airport.

Pix, Shaun Flannery/sf-pictures.com''COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>>01302-570814>>''Launch day of Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, 28th April 2005.'A Thomsonfly Boeing 737, Tom521, bound for Palma, the first commercial flight from Robin Hood Airport.

  • Robin Hood notches up tenth birthday
  • First flight took off in 2005
  • Celebrations at terminal to mark milestone
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Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport is celebrating its tenth birthday today.

Bosses at the UKs newest airport are marking the event with a number of birthday celebrations involving key stakeholders, community members and local schools.

The very first commercial flight took off from Robin Hood on April 28, 2005.

Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “We are delighted to be celebrating the airport’s tenth birthday.

“This is a very exciting time in the airport’s history. We have been named the UKs best airport for customer service by Which? magazine, the FARRRS link road which will improve motorway access to the airport is well underway and is due to open in January 2016 reducing journey time to the airport by 15 minutes, and our passenger numbers grew by 5 percent in 2014.

“For passengers we’ve added ten new routes to our growing destination list in the last 12 months, which is helping to meet the demand for variety.”

Celebrations are taking place in the terminal building throughout the day.

* See this week’s Free Press for an in-depth feature on the airport’s tenth anniversary

We are delighted to be celebrating the airport’s tenth birthday

Steve Gill