Doncaster-Sheffield Airport previously named Robin Hood Airport is located around 3 miles from the centre of Doncaster, it is also close to Sheffield, Lincoln, Scunthorpe and Rotherham and is easily accessed from the A638, A631, M18 and A1(M). The airport lies 3 miles (5 kilometres) south-east of Doncaster and 19 mi (31 km) east of Sheffield. The A6182 is a dual carriageway in Doncaster that runs west and north from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to junction 3 of the M18 and then on to Doncaster town centre. The move was deliberately not announced in advance, both to keep costs down at the not yet complete new base, and to not overshadow ongoing repatriation flights of Britain's war casualties to Lyneham from Afghanistan. During its first few years of operation, the airport has featured in the media; in particular, numerous articles on its status as the UK's newest international airport have seen it become part of the debate on air tourism and environmental issues. [19], In August 2020, Wizz Air UK announced it would be opening its second UK base at the airport, basing one aircraft and opening 7 new routes to add to its existing network of ten routes. Logistics . In 2007, over one million passengers used the airport, however, this had decreased to around 700,000 by 2012, before increasing again to 1.255 million in 2016.[2]. On 24 January 2007, the airport featured in the BBC Two documentary Should I Really Give Up Flying?, with Doncaster actor Brian Blessed fronting local opinions on the issue. In the Second World War the airfield was used primarily for training purposes,[4] serving as a finishing school for new crews of the larger aircraft in Bomber Command; only a few combat missions took off from Finningley. It also handled the aircraft notably which rescued the lion from Romania. RE: ROBIN HOOD AIRPORT DONCASTER SHEFFIELD – AIRPORT CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE - THURSDAY 18 APRIL 2013 I write to inform you that the next meeting of the Airport Consultative Committee will be held on Thursday 18 April 2013 at 10.00 am in Heyford House, Robin Hood Airport, First Avenue, Doncaster, DN9 3RH. Finningley railway station was a railway station built to serve the villages of Finningley and Blaxton, South Yorkshire, England. The passenger terminal has 24 check-in desks, six departure gates and three baggage carousels. Doncaster railway station, located on the East Coast Main Line, is 7 mi (11 km) from the airport and is adjacent to the Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange. Flats & Houses For Sale in Doncaster - Find properties with Rightmove - the UK's largest selection of properties. [citation needed], Long haul flights to North America began in summer 2007, with Flyglobespan operating to Hamilton, Ontario (for Toronto), and Thomsonfly to Orlando, Cancún and Puerto Plata. Taxis are available directly outside the terminal building. By August 2007 the new airport had handled 2.28 million passengers. All car parks are operated and managed by the airport and are all within walking distance of the terminal building. 3 Hangar is presently occupied by 2Excel Aviation providing Design, production and Maintenance services. There are regular First South Yorkshire and Stagecoach Yorkshire bus services directly linking the airport with Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange and Sheffield Interchange. The actual figure for its first year was 899,000, making the airport the 23rd largest in the UK. It was initially operated by Peel Airports, a division of The Peel Group. [11] However, following a significant decline in passenger numbers, [12] Peel Airports sold Durham Tees Valley Airport back to Peel Group in February 2012. The same year, Doncaster Sheffield Airport made an operating loss of £3.4m (down from £3.7m the previous year), and in December 2012 it was announced that this airport had also been sold back to the Peel Group. Doncaster railway station, located on the East Coast Main Line, is 7 mi (11 km) from the airport and is adjacent to the Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange. The incorporation date is August 8, 2017. This resulted in Doncaster Sheffield Airport being the club's official air travel provider. The airport opened in July 1965. Robin Hood Doncaster Airport handles occasional freight flights of one-off ad hoc currently, using the aircrafts such as the DC10, A300, Boeing 747, Antonov 124 and MD11. Defence company BAE Systems formerly operated its Aircraft Maintenance Academy from No. Since the new airport link road (Great Yorkshire Way) opened, which connects Parrots Corner to the M18's junction 3, Sheffield is only 30 minutes away by road which supports the partnership between the airport and the football club further. 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