Yorkshire airport named fastest growing airport in the UK

Doncaster Sheffield Airport has been named the fastest growing airport, with over 1m passengers, in the country.

The latest Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) figures show that the airport has seen a 43.1% growth with rolling passenger numbers of 1.3m between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

Chris Harcombe, head of aviation development at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “This is fantastic news and we are thrilled to once again have the status of the fastest growing airport, with over 1m passengers, in the country. It is great to see so many people supporting our development by choosing to fly local.

“Passengers have over 40 routes on offer to them from our airport and access to the airport is now so easy thanks to the motorway link road opening.

“Early last year we announced a new partnership with Flybe which has brought more low cost flights to the airport and provided access to European hubs including Amsterdam, Berlin, Dublin and Paris and popular leisure routes including Alicante, Malaga, Faro and Palma.

“We are extremely proud of the service we offer at Doncaster Sheffield Airport and have invested in our terminal, in our products and in our team to ensure that we can continue to offer high standards of customer service.”

The airport works with airlines including Thomson, WizzAir and Flybe which offer holiday and flights for both leisure and business travellers.