FODSA Raise Funds For Yorkshire Air Ambulance – see FODSA News.
Thomson Summer 2018 – see Route News.
This is Aero Centre Yorkshire:
#FlyDSA: Doncaster Sheffield Airport Is A ‘Game Changer’ For Jobs:
Read more at: http://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/news/business/flydsa-doncaster-sheffield-airport-is-a-game-changer-for-jobs-1-8411212
#FlyDSA – Warmth And Hospitality Is What Doncaster Sheffield Airport Does Best:
Flybe Bring The Love To Yorkshire By Launching A New Route This Valentine’s Day:
February 14, 2017
Passengers from Yorkshire’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport will be able to fly to Palma this summer with Flybe, as the low cost airline announces its latest new route.
Tickets for the twice weekly flights from DSA to Palma are on sale from today (February 14) with summer flights taking off from July 7 2017.
Doncaster Sheffield Airport Kicks Off New Rovers Partnership:
February 8, 2017
Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Doncaster Rovers have today announced a new partnership which will see them working together to promote the airport’s new and expanded destinations across Europe and the rest of the world to fans and their families.
The new collaboration will also see DSA named as the club’s official airport partner and Flybe as the clubs official airline partner, with both parties working together on fan initiatives to underline the benefits of flying locally. As part of the deal, the airport will undertake a visible presence inside the Keepmoat Stadium along with launching exciting competitions and special offers for Rovers fans.
The airport has just recorded its best ever year with 1.2m passengers using the airport in 2016, and it coincides with a significant increase in destinations following the launch of 11 new routes with Flybe including Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Dublin, Malaga, Alicante and Jersey, bringing the total number of destinations the airport serves to over 40. Travel times have also been greatly reduced from across parts of Doncaster and the rest of the region thanks to Great Yorkshire Way, the new motorway link road at junction 3 of the M18.
Steve Gill, chief executive at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “I’m really pleased to be launching this exciting partnership and look forward to making it a success. Our two organisations are key pillars of the community and by working together we can make sure we deliver more benefit locally to Doncaster. We want to be the first choice for all Rovers fans which in turn will help us to offer more routes and services locally.”
Gavin Baldwin, CEO, Doncaster Rovers, said: “We’re delighted to announce this significant partnership with Doncaster Sheffield Airport. We see the airport as a majorly important asset for the region and are deeply committed to supporting its development. There will be some great opportunities for fans to benefit including chances to win some fantastic prizes as well as supporting the club’s desire to get behind our local airport.”
Mathieu Baudry, Doncaster Rovers player who was on hand to launch the partnership said: “I really like the airport and so do my parents who regularly use the Paris service with Flybe to visit me. They find the airport so easy and convenient to use and it’s especially easy to get to for when I collect them. I’d encourage fans to check out the variety of destinations available not just Paris, as I will be when the season is over.”
Best Year Ever At DSA…
FLYBE Expands Finnair Codeshare Options:
Booking Engine Now Showing Norwegian Air Will Operate The Tuesday Flight To Tenerife All Summer.
Friday flight with Air Europa as last year.
No Travel Service/Smart Wings this year.
This Evening (28th Nov) Doncaster Sheffield Airport Will Launch Its Very fFrst Ever TV Commercial. The very first airing will be this evening at 21:15 during the primetime ad break of I’m a Celebrity…get me out of here!!
It will run up to 4 times a day on ITV Yorkshire, in prime evening slots and key morning intervals through the period up to Christmas and going into the New Year.
FODSA Raised Over £1200 at this year’s WDF sale for their chosen charity – Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Omega Jets Off From Doncaster Sheffield Airport: see Route News.
Airport Welcomes Government Decision For Preference For Heathrow Expansion:
October 25, 2016
Doncaster Sheffield Airport has welcomed the Government recommendation that London Heathrow should be the preferred location for additional south east capacity.
Steve Gill, chief executive of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “We welcome the Government’s recommendation for London Heathrow as its preferred location for additional south east capacity. Connectivity into the UK’s global hub is key to supporting economic growth of the regions, and secured slots for regional services will ensure the economic benefit including inbound tourism are felt across the whole UK.
“Whilst this announcement is broadly welcome, the government has a real opportunity to fully utilise the role of regional airports in facilitating additional capacity, further removing constraints on the South East, and as economic assets in their own right.
“Our airport, one of the fastest growing in the UK, is uniquely placed to take significantly more of the UK’s aviation capacity needs, thanks to the unconstrained expansion potential of our airport site for passengers and freight, with limited environmental impact and available air space.
“With our central UK location combined with the opening earlier this year of the new motorway link road from the M18 to the airport makes us well placed to deliver significant transport connectivity for our region and the wider country.”
Flybe’s New Dublin Route: – see ‘Route News’.
Wizz Air Add Extra Seats Thanks To New Planes:
October 17, 2016
Low-cost airline Wizz Air has added extra seats to its base at Doncaster Sheffield Airport thanks to operating a new Airbus A321 aircraft.
The new, larger plane, means that up to 400 extra seats per week are available for passengers flying from Doncaster Sheffield to Warsaw on Wizz Air.
Chris Harcombe, head of aviation development at Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “We are really pleased that Wizz Air are now operating these new, larger planes from Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Wizz Air have been operating from here for over 10 years, carrying 2.6 million passengers in that time.
“We’ve seen our relationship go from strength to strength over the past decade with their twelfth route to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria taking off in December 2016. The twice weekly flights start on December 23 and will operate all year round.
“Sofia is a gem of a capital city, steeped in history through its many Roman ruins dotted throughout the city and is the best way to travel to the country’s fantastic ski resorts.”
Wizz Air now serve 12 destinations from Doncaster Sheffield Airport, its largest UK base outside of London Luton with its most recent route Cluj, Romania launching in July. “The continued growth with Wizz Air over the past decade shows the strength of our relationship and the local demand to reach the destinations they serve,” added Chris
Sofia will bring Wizz Air’s annual passenger offering at Doncaster Sheffield Airport to over 600,000 seats are on sale now and bookable via wizzair.com and wizztours.com.
Airport Gets Its Skates On For Disney On Ice:
October 14, 2016
Doncaster Sheffield Airport has played a role in bringing a fantastical winter wonderland and a touch of Disney magic to the UK.
The Yorkshire airport was selected to handle the delivery of two 747s for Feld Entertainment on behalf of Disney on Ice, bringing set and staging equipment to the UK ahead of this year’s Frozen tour.
The two cargo aircraft arrived at Doncaster Sheffield Airport from Narita, Japan this week (October 4), in preparation for the start of the extremely popular family show, which begins its tour in Manchester and reaches Sheffield Arena in December.
Dayle Hauxwell, cargo manager at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “It has been fantastic for us to work with the team at Feld Entertainment bringing in this large scale cargo, for Disney on Ice presents Frozen, to the UK.
“The complicated nature of the freight on board meant that a bespoke service involving a full tail to truck operation was required. This was not a job that many other UK airports would have been capable of delivering, so this is a real testament to our capabilities.
“This is the first time that Nippon Cargo Airlines have flown into Doncaster Sheffield Airport and we’re enormously proud to have played our part in this operation.”
Disney On Ice presents Frozen will take place in arenas across the UK showcasing the heartwarming Academy Award®-winning tale live on ice.
For more information about Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s cargo services, visit www.dsa.aero/cargo
10 Million Reasons To Celebrate:
October 4, 2016
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.
Doncaster Sheffield Airport Makes Major Investment In Terminal:
August 22, 2016
Travellers from Yorkshire’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport are set for even faster journey times through the airport, thanks to a £200k investment made in the airport’s departure and security operations.
Currently one of the fastest growing airports in the UK, forecasting 1.3m passengers for the year ahead and recently seeing record passenger numbers for the months for April and May, the airport has made significant investments in new equipment for the security and departure areas of the airport.
The purchase of four state of the art security machines will allow for quicker scanning of hand luggage and reduce the number of person searches required; meaning that passengers can expect an enhanced passenger experience. On average, the airport now aims to process passengers through security within 10 minutes.
Other improvements include the introduction of airport ambassadors who will meet and greet passengers on arrival at the airport, assisting with any information requirements and their efficient flow through the airport.
Steve Gill, chief executive of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “We are delighted to be seeing growth in our passenger numbers and have made this investment in our terminal and staff to ensure that we improve the ease and speed of using our airport.
“This will allow us to increase the speed of journeys for our passengers through the airport whilst maintaining stringent security levels so a real gain in convenience for leisure and business travellers alike.”
This news closely follows the opening of Great Yorkshire Way, the new motorway link road from junction 3 of the M18 delivering faster travel times to the airport from across the region, the launch of a Meet and Greet parking service, a Premium Lounge and investment in departure operations meaning the people of Yorkshire are seeing their local airport become even more convenient and faster to use.
Business users of the airport have welcomed these new developments alongside the enhanced route network with Flybe offering services to the major trade economies of Europe in Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin. In a recent Civil Aviation Report (CAA) Flybe were placed in pole position for on time performance ahead of Ryanair, British Airways and EasyJet.
Ian Howarth, finance director, Pegler Yorkshire Group, who are regular users of the airport for business travel from their Doncaster head office said; “The airport is key to supporting our business, allowing us to easily bring staff to our UK operations from group operations in France, Germany and Holland alongside facilitating our wider travel needs. The ease of access to the airport through the new link road, convenience of parking and quick processing times through the airport are all major reasons driving the use of our local airport.”
Jillian Thomas, managing director of Future Life Wealth Management based in Sheffield and President of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce said; “The new Flybe routes to European travel hubs have been a real benefit to my business allowing me to access long haul destinations such as Dubai.
“The opening of the new motorway link road, the closeness of the parking to the terminal and fast processing through the airport means I use our local airport whenever possible. I would encourage others to use the airport when travelling to enjoy these benefits and support a key asset for the Sheffield City region.”
For further information about Doncaster Sheffield Airport and the 40 plus destinations it serves visit www.flydsa.co.uk