10 million reasons to celebrate!October 4, 2016
Doncaster Sheffield Airport is celebrating as it welcomed its 10 millionth passenger.
The airport, which opened in 2005, is the UKs newest airport and is enjoying a record year for passengers. During 2016 Doncaster Sheffield Airport has welcomed Flybe to its roster with ten new routes including Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin, seen growth with Thomson adding Larnaca and Heraklion and WizzAir adding Sofia and Cluj meaning that the airport now serves over 40 destinations.
The airport has also benefited from improved accessibility from the Sheffield City Region with the opening of Great Yorkshire Way, the new motorway link road from junction 3 of the M18 to the airport and a new express bus service from Doncaster railway station.
Mrs Sue Ellis, from Rawmarsh, Rotherham was announced officially as the 10 millionth passenger to travel from Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Sue along with her husband Neil and friends Jill Small and Andrew Thomson were heading out to Malaga on the Flybe service.
Sue said: “I can’t believe I am the 10 millionth passenger! We fly from Doncaster Sheffield Airport a lot and this is our first time with Flybe from here.
“We always go away together as a group at this time of year but for our October holiday we do normally go from another airport but this year because of the Flybe routes we decided to fly from Doncaster Sheffield Airport, I’m so glad that we did!”
The airports next new routes will be to Dublin and Dusseldorf which will take off at the end of October.
Steve Gill, chief executive of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “We are really delighted to welcome Sue, Neil and their friends to the airport as we reach this major milestone.
“We’re so proud that 10 million passengers have chosen to fly from here, supporting their local airport and we are looking forward to welcoming even more now that the link road from the motorway has opened up our catchment area and for example made the journey from Sheffield to the airport just 30 minutes.
“We hope that the group have a fantastic time in Malaga and to mark the occasion we’ve given them a gift from the airport including flights for the new Flybe to Dublin service which launches on October 30.