Aer Lingus announce a 20 Percent Increase in SeatsFebruary 22, 2016
Yorkshire’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport has received a welcome boost in flights as the Aer Lingus summer program is announced.
The airline has an extra flight each week from the airport to Dublin following a successful seven months of flying from Doncaster, which saw the airline carrying 11,500 passengers.
A new Saturday flight has been added to their roster taking the number of rotations from Doncaster to Dublin to six each week.
The flights, which operate Monday to Saturday, are now on sale and the first Saturday flight will take off on April 2.
The six times weekly flights to Dublin also offer onward connectivity to New York, Chicago and Boston in America and the Canadian city of Toronto.
Chris Harcombe, head of aviation development at Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “We are delighted that Aer Lingus have added an additional flight to Dublin from Doncaster.
“This further strengthens our objective to connect the city region with the world, enabling businesses across the region to strengthen trade links, open up new markets and bring them closer to their customers.
“Better links will also encourage companies to invest here in our region creating jobs and growing our regional economy.
“With St Patrick’s Day just around the corner we are sure that lots of people will be looking to travel to Dublin or New York to celebrate.
“The transatlantic flights offer something for everyone from Chicago’s amazing Jazz Festival’s to tennis fans opportunity to see Serena Williams take on Caroline Wozniacki in Madison Square Garden on March 8 and from seeing Bruce Springsteen in Boston to seeing Rupert Everett giving the performance of his career in Judas Kiss in Toronto.”
Martin Saxton, Commercial Director, Stobart Air, said: "We are delighted to be able to increase the number of flights from Doncaster to Dublin in our summer programme.
"This route is proving to be very popular with Yorkshire passengers and we look forward to continuing to develop our relationship with Doncaster Sheffield Airport."
The Aer Lingus summer program with flights from Doncaster to Dublin operating Monday to Saturday are now on sale