New Flybe route to Belfast

Despite its already impressive range of over 40 destinations across Europe, Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA), continues to grow as it welcomes a new Flybe route to historic Northern Ireland capital Belfast. Starting in summer 2018, passengers will be able to jet off to the land of Norman castles, stunning valleys and impressive mountain ranges.

There will be plenty of opportunities for culture seekers to fly this route and explore the sights as regular flights will run all year round. Tickets for the route go on sale today and the first flight will take off 15 June 2018. 

As well as holidaymakers, local businesses have already expressed their anticipation for the new route.

Phil Johnson, Head of Procurement at DFS, whose head office is based in Doncaster, said: “I am pleased to see DSA continue to grow with new routes and the announcement of Belfast is great news for DFS. We regularly have staff flying to and from our operations in Belfast so this route will be of huge benefit to our company saving both time and money. As a frequent user of DSA for both business and leisure I also know first-hand how convenient and passenger friendly it is too.”

Martin McKervey, Partner at international law firm CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, and Sheffield City Region LEP board member and transport lead, said: “This is really welcome news, connections into major UK and European cities are vital to supporting our region’s growth agenda and attract investment, so I would urge everyone to get behind this route and use it whenever possible to encourage more routes and services to come.”

In addition to the new Belfast route, the popular Palma de Mallorca flights will also return to Doncaster Sheffield Airport summer 2018. The twice weekly flights will run from 28 May through to 24 September, ideal for travellers looking for a seasonal break to the beautiful Balearic island.

Chris Harcombe, Aviation Development Director at DSA, comments: “We are always pleased to introduce more routes to DSA’s repertoire but know this route to Belfast is one that our customers have been keen to see and so are delighted to be able to make it a reality. Being able to extend our route to Palma de Mallorca is again through listening to our customers and ensuring we are the easy and obvious choice for their travel needs.”

Recently named the UK’s best small airport by Which? Consumer Group, Doncaster Sheffield Airport is proud to firmly claim their place as a stress-free traveling experience. Offering unrivalled customer experience from the moment of arrival, the airport scored almost 20% higher than any other small UK airport (under 10 million passengers) in customer satisfaction in the recent survey. Not only should passengers expect a friendly ‘Yorkshire welcome’ from the airport staff, but close by terminal parking, short security, passport control and baggage queues are also some of the highly-attested services Doncaster Sheffield Airport extends to their users.

Flybe Interim Chief Commercial Officer Ronnie Matheson, said: “We are pleased to announce an expansion to our 2018 Summer schedule from Doncaster Sheffield. The brand new route to Belfast offers a flexible schedule ideal for those who want to make a short business trip or a longer break to really see what Belfast has to offer, especially as Belfast City airport is just 10 minutes from the heart of Belfast. The return of flights to Palma de Mallorca offers a key summer holiday route for families and we look forward to welcoming everybody on-board in the summer.”

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