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'Over 7 million passengers have now flown from Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield'.
KEN'S MONTHLY NOTES for JANUARY 2014 out now. Pax at 34,544 are 2.5% up on last year. Latest Route News for 2014 - and much more interesting facts see 'Stats and Stuff' above, also - Revised Winter 2013/14 Schedule & UPDATED Summer Schedule 2014 out now - see 'At the Airport' above.
INTERESTING MOVEMENTS for February 2014 by Clive Featherstone. The New Year continues with some great movers in February. Catch up with the aircraft flying in, out and around the airport during a busy February. Includes Commercial, Bizz Jets, Props, Rotary and Military, see 'Stats and Stuff' - 'Interesting Movements'
NOW UPDATED as from 31st December 2012, Clive Featherstones comprehensive listings of all aircraft types to have visited RHADS; includes: Airlines - Aircraft Types - Cargo Aircraft - World Aircraft Registrations - Foreign Aircraft First Visits. See 'Stats and Stuff' above.
NEW FEATURE complied by our very own stats man Ken Bardell: Ken will produce and post a monthly Flight Schedule for 2013, presented a month in advance. You can find the March 2014 Flight Schedule now on 'At the Airport' section above.
Vulcan XH558 - All there is to know about her here > www.vulcantothesky.org
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Flying dog-tors! Plucky pooch Freya to land in Doncaster :
A stray dog rescued after having her head stuck in a plastic bottle for more than a week on an Eastern Mediterranean island is to jet into South Yorkshire before travelling to its new home in Scotland.
Cosmopolitan canine Freya is a German wire-haired pointer who will be flying from Paphos Airport in Cyprus to Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield before being welcomed into her new home by owner Sarah Jane Davies in Edinburgh.
The plucky pooch was spotted with the plastic bottle trapped on her head in Lemessos, Cyprus, towards the end of last year and rescue teams spent days trying to capture and rescue her.
Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield has a dedicated Animal Reception Centre and, in conjunction with Anglo World Cargo, has been carrying out importation and exportation of domestic pets under the DEFRA / Animal Health Pets Travel Scheme since January 2013.
AIA PETS - the in-house pet agent for Thomson Cargo – has made the booking to ensure Freya can make her trip to the UK and land at Doncaster Sheffield Airport on March 12
Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “Ours is one of only six UK airports to have the DEFRA allowance and last year we imported or exported more than 220 cats and dogs – and one parrot!”
She will be looked after by Anglo World Cargo before making her onward journey to Edinburgh, delivered to her new home the same evening by the team’s dedicated pet travel service.
Gary Winterman, managing director of Anglo World Cargo, said: “We’re really looking forward to working closely with AIA and to welcoming brave Freya to Doncaster.
“Hers is a heart-warming tale that ends happily – and definitely not a shaggy dog story!”
Watch the video of Freya being rescued here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUjKDrbaaN8
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Business Leaders Back New Routes From Doncaster Sheffield Airport:
Business leaders from across the Sheffield City Region have given their backing to the creation of new flights from Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield.
UK Regional Airline, LinksAir, announced it will base an aircraft at Doncaster Sheffield Airport launching new routes to Belfast City and the Isle of Man.
Business friendly flight times have been developed in order to allow corporate travellers to arrive at the Northern Ireland capital by 08:15am most weekdays, with return flights at 12:25pm and 18:25pm.
Belfast City Airport is just 15 minutes away from the city centre and the route starts from 7 April.
Meanwhile, the new Isle of Man service, which will commence on April 14, is set to operate on a Monday, Friday and Sunday, allowing for short leisure breaks and business trips. The route will be running ahead of the TT races which take place May 24 – 6 June.
Tim Hale, chair of the Sheffield Chamber Transport Forum and Chairman of Champion Hire Ltd, said: “The announcement from Doncaster Sheffield Airport is another step in the right direction. Coupled with the road access improvements that FARRRS will bring, this will enhance the offer for the Sheffield business community. We look forward to further connection announcements before too long."
Richard Wright, executive director of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, added: “This is a welcome development and underpins the commitment to develop Doncaster Sheffield as a resourceful business airport
“This is an important facility to the regional economy and we need to use its freight capability, and that of the new inland port, to develop a comprehensive service to businesses.”
Dan Fell, deputy chief executive of Doncaster Chamber of Commerce, commented: “Belfast is an important location for many companies across the Sheffield City Region. It’s good to see flight times have been developed around the needs of businesses and allows individuals to arrive at their destination before 9am.
“The development of the new routes is excellent and a culmination of a lot of hard work behind the scenes at the airport to build more business connections from the region.”
Flights to both Belfast and the Isle of Man can be booked with immediate effect on www.linksair.co.uk via our customer services team on 0844 800 2411 or via your local travel agent.
Doncaster Sheffield Airport provides flights to 30 destinations around the world.
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ROBIN HOOD AIRPORT DONCASTER SHEFFIELD CELEBRATES TWO NEW ROUTES:
Bosses at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield have today (February 19) announced two new routes from the South Yorkshire airport.
UK Regional Airline, LinksAir, is set to base an aircraft at Doncaster Sheffield Airport launching new routes to Belfast City and the Isle of Man.
Chris Harcombe (left) Head of Aviation Development RHADS with Roger Hage LinksAir Commercial Manager.
Steve Gill, managing director of the airport, said: “This is fantastic news for the airport and for Yorkshire passengers.
“These two new routes are a great addition to our offering. Belfast will be a fantastic business route with people being able to set off in the morning and be in Belfast city centre for the start of the business day.
“Our new three-time weekly service to the popular Isle of Man is Yorkshire’s only link to the island, famous for its world famous TT motorcycle race event and its rugged coastline and sandy beaches. It is also a convenient link for the financial services sector.”
Belfast flights, which start on 7 April, will run twice-daily on weekdays and a single Sunday return, departing from Doncaster at both 7.05am and 5.05pm daily Monday to Thursday, with a 10:45am and 5.50pm departures on a Friday.
Return services will leave Belfast City Airport at 8:45am and 6.45pm Monday to Thursday and at 12:25pm and 6.45pm on a Friday. A Sunday service will leave Doncaster at 5.05pm with the return leaving Belfast City at 6.45pm.
Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster said: “Doncaster Sheffield Airport is one of our great assets. We are delighted that they are adding new routes to their current destinations which will undoubtedly make travelling from Doncaster a more attractive proposition for people from across Yorkshire.
“Routes to Belfast and the Isle of Man will benefit both business and leisure travellers and we also look forward to welcoming passengers flying into the borough.”
Fares on the short 70-minute flight to the Northern Irish capital start from just £64.00 which includes all government taxes and airport charges, a hold-bag up to 15kg, fast-track security access, seat assignment and on-board product, to compliment the beneficial timings to suit both business and leisure travellers.
The new Isle of Man service will commence on April 14, operating on a Monday, Friday and Sunday, allowing for short leisure breaks and business trips.
Roger Hage, LinksAir Commercial Manager, commented: “We are delighted at LinksAir to be making Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield our fourth aircraft and crew base and supporting up to ten new jobs at the airport. We are confident that these routes to Belfast City and the Isle of Man will be well supported and have the ability to grow.
“Belfast is a vibrant city and there is clear demand for services between Belfast and the Sheffield City Region. The Isle of Man has great appeal as both a short-stay leisure destination and for its unique place in motorsport culture.”
Flights to both Belfast and the Isle of Man can be booked with immediate effect on www.linksair.co.uk, via our customer services team on 0844 800 2411 or via your local travel agent.
The operating schedule: (From: Friday 11 April 2014)
- Belfast City
Flight Number Depart Time Arrival Time M T W T F S S
LNQ 200 / W2 2300 0705 0815 • • • •
LNQ 202 / W2 2302 1045 1155 •
LNQ 206 / W2 2306 1705 1815 • • • • • •
Belfast City –
Flight Number Depart Time Arrival Time M T W T F S S
LNQ 201 / W2 2301 0845 0955 • • • •
LNQ 203 / W2 2303 1225 1335 •
LNQ 207 / W2 2307 1845 1955 • • • • • •
From: Monday 14th April 2014:
- Isle of Man
Flight Number Depart Time Arrival Time M T W T F S S
LNQ 220 / W2 2320 1030 1125 •1
LNQ 224 / W2 2324 1405 1500 •2 • •
Isle of Man –
Flight Number Depart Time Arrival Time M T W T F S S
LNQ 221 / W2 2321 1155 1250 •1
LNQ 225 / W2 2325 1540 1635 •2 • •
Schedule subject to changes. Bank holiday variations may apply.
•1 Does not operate on 21 April, 5 May, 26 May & 25 Aug
•2 Operates on 21t April, 5 May, 26 May & 25 Aug only
• LinksAir is a UK regional airline which was established in 2007 and remains a privately owned airline
• LinksAir has established aircraft and crew bases currently at Cardiff Airport, Humberside Airport and the Isle of Man Airport
• LinksAir is based in North Lincolnshire at Humberside Airport.
• LinksAir operate a fleet of BAe manufactured Jetstream 31 turbo-prop aircraft
• LinksAir has a well established reputation as a charter and ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, maintenance & Insurance) operator both on behalf of international charter brokers, corporate clients, government bodies & sport teams in addition to operating on behalf of other airlines and ticketing agents/sellers.
Further details can be obtained at www.linksair.co.uk
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FODSA Support for Yorkshire Air Ambulance:
Friends of Doncaster Sheffield Airport (FODSA) which supports the work of Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield has raised £3000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
FODSA raised the funds through attendance at local galas and events throughout the summer whilst promoting the Airport. Collections were also held at Robin Hood Airport and a number of FODSA social events and meetings. Also, thanks to Aero-Space NDT Ltd and Complete Fire & Security Systems Ltd, both based at the airport, for their kind and generous donations.
FODSA was established in February 2005 following on from the ‘FLY Finningley’ campaign, with the aim to promote Doncaster Sheffield Airport through encouraging its preservation, development and improvement. The group also help to inform public opinion by providing advice and information about the airport, the airlines that use it and services available from it.
Mark Perry (left), YAA Regional Fundraiser South Yorkshire, receiving cheque from Paul Armitage (right), Events Coordinator FODSA. and members.
Paul Armitage, FODSA Events Coordinator said: “The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an incredibly worthwhile charity and we are delighted to be able to help support them and the invaluable service they provide.
“All the members of FODSA have a real enthusiasm for aviation so the Yorkshire Air Ambulance was an obvious choice when we were looking for a charity to fundraise for”.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a lifesaving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Helicopter flies seven days a week, 365 days a year, covering a vast landscape that not only includes major cities and motor ways, but also rural and isolated locations.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance Regional Fundraiser for South Yorkshire, Mark Perry, commented: “We are very grateful to everyone at FODSA for choosing to fundraise for our charity.
“We need to raise £9990 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances maintained and in the air. The generosity that we receive is the life blood of the charity and without it we would not be able to provide the service that we are so proud of.
“On behalf of everyone at Yorkshire Air Ambulance I would like to express our gratitude to FODSA and the local community for their donation and hope they continue to support the charity in the future.”
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Airport Takes Centre Stage for Chamber Events:
Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield is reinforcing its position at the heart of the regional business community by hosting two events for Doncaster Chamber of Commerce next month.
The Airport, which is a Patron of the Doncaster Chamber of Commerce, will play host to a Breakfast Briefing event on 14 February 8.30am until 10.30am, which will focus on the UK economy and later in the month the Chamber is holding a Patron’s Dinner at the airport whereby guests will dine under the wings of the famous Vulcan. Both events are highlights within Doncaster Business Month, which is taking place in February.
The event on the 14th February is being held on the back of the Bank of England's latest Quarterly Inflation Report. Will Holman, Deputy Agent for the Bank of England is a guest speaker and will describe the overall health of the UK drawing on various economic indicators, making specific reference to the Quarterly Inflation Report.
Scott Cardwell, Assistant Director for Regeneration (DMBC) will also be in attendance at the event along with Steve Gill from Robin Hood Airport and Dan Fell, Deputy CEO of Doncaster Chamber. Following the presentation from Will Holman, a Q&A session on the future of the local and regional economy will be hosted, with a view to the Q&A being closer to home.
The cost to attend this event is £10 excl.VAT for both chamber members and non-members.
Later in the month on 26th February the Airport is hosting a special invite only Chamber Patrons Dinner in the Vulcan Hangar. The dinner will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to get close and personal with the last flying Vulcan at Doncaster Sheffield Airport. The aircraft is the last airworthy Avro Vulcan XH558, a Cold War delta-wing bomber that first left the ground over half a century ago. Dinners at the event will enjoy their meal under the wings of the Vulcan in her hangar.
Steve Gill, Managing Director at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “We work very closely with the Doncaster Chamber of Commerce to showcase the business opportunities within Doncaster to the wider region and beyond. Doncaster Business Month is an important series of events and a focal point for businesses right across the Borough and it is a pleasure to be hosting the two events here at the airport. We look forward to welcoming guests to both the breakfast briefing and patrons dinner and I am sure the delegates and patrons will enjoy their time with us and they will be very successful events.”
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Chamber Patronage Takes Off for Airport:
Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield has become a patron of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce for 2014.
The airport is the main provider of international travel services from the Sheffield City Region, offering flights to global destinations for both passengers and cargo.
Access to more than 30 destinations around the world are available, including Spain, Greece, Portugal, Turkey, Cyprus, Poland, Bulgaria, Tunisia, Egypt and Lithuania.
Steve Gill - Managing Director for Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield.
Doncaster Sheffield Airport is also working with businesses in a bid to develop new routes to key cities during 2014 and to reach the long-term potential of the airport.
In addition, freight services are increasing year-on-year with the airport moving in excess of 400 tonnes of cargo per annum, while plans are being developed to establish a business focused link to an international hub.
The partnership with Sheffield Chamber also coincides with work getting underway to develop the new Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) link road from Junction 3 of the M18.
The new road will see journey times for passengers and cargo operators from Sheffield City Centre to the airport reduced to just 25 minutes. It is expected that the development could lead to the creation of more than 20,000 jobs and investment of £1.5bn in the area.
Steve Gill, Managing Director for Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “We are pleased to develop a partnership with Sheffield Chamber of Commerce. The new FARRRS link road will make accessing the airport even easier from Sheffield and with a growing list of destinations we are becoming the main airport of choice for many residents and businesses in the city region.
“We look forward to working closer with Sheffield Chamber in the coming year through events, networking and pushing the profile of the city region to a national and international audience and also delivering new routes for the business community.”
Amanda Pilgrim, head of business development at Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, added: “As a Chamber we support transformational projects which will have a significant impact on the city region economy. The FARRRS development is such as a project. We are therefore delighted to develop this partnership with Doncaster Sheffield Airport and to work with them on helping to deliver their strategic goals of growing passenger and freight traffic.
“The airport has become an important strategic asset for the city region to improve international trade opportunities for businesses. Its 3,000m runway makes it one of only a handful of regional airports in the UK capable of hosting long haul passenger and freight services to destinations around the world.”
Doncaster Sheffield Airport is already patrons of Doncaster Chamber, and members of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber and Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber.
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DONCASTER TO AUSTRALIA 747 CARGO STYLE.
DONCASTER SHEFFIELD AIRPORT (DSA) AIR CARGO CASE STUDY: BOEING 747-400: OUT-SIZED GOODS SUPPLIED TO AUSTRALIA IN JUST 5 WORKING DAYS:
On 21st January 2014, an Atlas Air Boeing 747-400 departed Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) bound for Perth, Australia. The story behind the shipment is a case study in how the DSA Air Cargo team provides fast, efficient and flexible services to companies with specialist, ad hoc air freight requirements.
Thursday 16th January: Enquiry Received and Quotation Provided
An enquiry is received concerning an urgent, large-scale shipment from Doncaster, UK to Perth, Australia. The 26.5 tonneload comprises 4 ‘Hagglund’ all-terrain vehicles and trailers, 4 sets of spare tracks and additional spares in case of vehicle breakdowns.
The vehicles are required by an oil company operating in Western Australia. The company needs to cross marshland to access a damaged pipeline that presents an environmental hazard and requires urgent repair – only the Hagglunds can do it.
The DSA air freight team – comprising the airport, Anglo World Cargo and Servisair – works closely to respond to the enquiry without delay.
Friday 17th January: Goods Received at Doncaster Sheffield Airport
The vehicles arrive at DSA’s transit shed where they are check-weighed immediately. They are then wrapped fully on site for REST (security) procedures to make the shipment ‘known’ for flight.
Monday 20th January: Checking and Packing
‘Dangerous goods’ checks are completed. The vehicles are then built onto 20ft aircraft pallets and each vehicle is secured with 20 straps.
Tuesday 21st January: Departure from DSA
With the load prepared ready for flight, the load master arrives and confirms that all paperwork is collated, with export licences and customs entries completed.
• At 20:50, the Atlas Air 747-400 lands at DSA
• Servisair then collects the shipment and loads it through the nose of the aircraft using a high loader
• The Atlas Air 747-400 departs DSA half an hour early for its travel to Australia
Wednesday 22nd January: Arrival in Perth, Australia
After taking a stop in Dubai for crew change and fuel, the aircraft lands in Perth.
The vehicles arriveon site that same afternoon, ready to repair the damaged pipeline and prevent further environmental damage.
The goods were delivered on site in Western Australia within 5 working day of initial contact. The case study provides a typical example of the speed, flexibility and service available to specialist air freight customers at Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
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Servisair is now Swissport: Following regulatory approval, Swissport officially acquired Servisair as of December 2013 bringing together more than 55,000 dedicated personnel across 255 locations in 44 countries. Read more here> http://www.servisair.com/swissport/
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2Excel Aviation - Oil Spill Response - is settling in nicely in their temporary accommodation next to the FODSA office in Heyford House down at the airport.
Gary Marshall, Fleet Manager, met up with a few of the FODSA crew, where Gary was invited along to attend one of the future FODSA meetings as Guest Speaker.
The company have been here a short while and will be in their temporary office until their new accommodation at the airport is ready.
A further article is scheduled to appear with photos at a later date.
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Poland Packaged Up with Wizztours.com and Robin Hood Airport:
Passengers travelling from Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield with Wizz Air are set to benefit from a new online travel platform which will provide a one stop shop for package holidays to Poland.
Wizz Tours, powered by Wizz Air, has now launched online and is open for bookings for package holidays on wizztours.com.
Wizz Tours has been launched to bring more convenience and savings to holidaymakers, by pairing Wizz Air’s low fares to many international destinations with accommodation in over 30,000 hotels and resorts to offer great value holiday packages.
Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield fly to a number of destinations across Poland including Gdansk, Katowice, Poznan, Warsaw and Wroclaw.
Wizz Tours is a fully online travel agent. Keeping Wizz Tour’s business online keeps costs low for consumers. Wizz Air have demonstrated this with their popular low fares which rely on the internet as a consumer and budget friendly distribution channel.
Steve Gill, Managing Director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “It’s great news for our passengers travelling to Poland that they are now able to book package holidays online with wizztours.com
“Our Polish routes are extremely popular, especially as they offer great value for money.
“We have an excellent partnership with Wizz Air and I am sure that wizztours.com will be very successful. We wish them well in their new venture.”
Tamara Mshvenieradze, Corporate Communications Manager, said: “For the very first time Wizz Air’s low fares can be now enjoyed as part of a Wizz Holidays package, giving consumers more a more convenient option than if they buy their flights and accommodation separately.
“We believe Wizz Air and Wizz Tours are Hungary’s best choice for low fares and great holidays.”
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CARGO GROWTH FOR SOUTH YORKSHIRE’S AIRPORT:
Cargo continues to grow at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield with figures showing over a hundred percent increase so far this year. In addition, September 2013 is up 36.4% on the same month in 2012. The airport is putting this success down to the strategic partnerships it developed last year and is aiming to move in excess of 400 tonnes of cargo per annum.
Steve Gill, managing director said: “It is great to be able to report a constant rise in our cargo business. “Cargo is seen as a catalyst for developing the region’s logistics presence and putting Doncaster firmly on the map as a can do location and centre of excellence for logistics “Our partnerships Anglo World Cargo, experts in the freight industry and Weston Aviation, who have a proven track record for attracting business aviation, cargo flights and ad-hoc charters, have enabled us to attract more companies to use this fantastic South Yorkshire facility.
“Our facility has already been welcomed positively in the marketplace as a viable contender to other major freight airports within the UK"
"Doncaster Sheffield Airport is now providing a product that is both facilitating and developing the movement of freight to and from the Yorkshire, Humber and Midlands regions".
"The airport’s Cargo Terminal consists of 55,000 sq ft of operational space and is equipped with a full range of equipment and facilities capable of handling any aircraft. This, coupled with the airport’s 2893m runway, means that Anglo World Cargo have the ability to handle all aspects of airfreight from the smallest parcel to bespoke charters of the largest cargo aircraft, up to and including Antonov-225’s”.
“Cargo is a real growth area for us and we are determined to build on this success. Future developments such as the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS), a direct link road to the motorway network means that soon the airport will be even more accessible.
“The FARRRS project will add further weight to the proposition and will create a fantastic multimodal facility with road, rail, air and sea coming together. Air Freight has always been a major part of the airports strategy and we are delighted by our partners’ proactive and dedicated approach. We believe we can offer the marketplace a cost effective and flexible solution to moving airfreight in and out of the UK. In addition, we look forward to working with the Sheffield City Region’s successful manufacturing and logistics sector to help local businesses export effectively”.
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Summer on sale at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield:
It may be cold and miserable outside, but at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield the sun is shining as the airport has launched its summer 2014 programme.
TUI, Thomas Cook and Balkan Holidays have all released their summer flights and passengers can enjoy travelling to 19 different destinations next summer including Palma, Tenerife, Malaga, Alicante, Faro, Dalaman, Sharm El Sheikh, Paphos, Corfu, Tunisia, Turkey and Bulgaria.
For those early birds planning their summer 2014 holidays Thomson have launched a low family deposit scheme for all routes from Doncaster Sheffield Airport. For Just £100 per adult or £250 per family for 2 adults and up to 4 children, passengers can secure their holiday and look forward to their sunshine getaway.
Steve Gill, Managing Director at Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “ As the nights are starting to draw in, we all need some sunshine to look forward to and we are delighted to launch our summer 2014 programme.
“It is great to be able to offer our passengers a wide range of destinations to fly to for summer 2014 and we have been working hard to deliver this.
“The variety of destinations of we fly to really do offer something for every type of holidaymaker from family friendly locations to tourist hotspots, party capitals to quiet romantic breaks.
“We have recently seen an increase in our passenger numbers and it is great to see people taking advantage of everything the airport has to offer.
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MORE THAN 200 PETS TAKE FLIGHT IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE
Doncaster is proving a hit with dogs, cats and other animals, as more than ever are leaving from and landing at the South Yorkshire based airport.
The airport is on target to import and export more than 220 cats and dogs in 2013 and have even flown in a parrot!
Transport and airfreight business Anglo World Cargo carries out the import and export of domestic pets in conjunction with the airport under the DEFRA/Animal Health Pets Travel Scheme. Doncaster Sheffield Airport is one of only six UK airports to have this allowance.
Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “Once again the import and export of pets has risen significantly on the previous year. Anglo World Cargo does a fantastic job and has brought everything from horses for the St Leger annual race meeting to Nemo the goldfish from Jersey and now a parrot from Malaga!
Anglo World Cargo, based at the airport, is rivalling some of the biggest and most popular pet reception centres in the UK and provides a personal delivery service which many other airports do not.
The company has delivered treasured pets to Edinburgh, Newcastle, Wales, London, Oxford and even as far south as Torquay and Devon so far this year.
Gary Winterman, managing director of Anglo World Cargo said: “Our pet service in conjunction with Air Bridge International has really taken off. We now collect animals from 12 countries across the globe including Cyprus, Jersey, Alicante, Corfu, Gran Canaria, Malaga, Majorca and Tenerife.
“Our team recently visited Paphos to meet the British Forces and other agents in the area and we now see an influx of pets every Wednesday night on the Paphos flight.
“The pet passport scheme is very popular with the armed forces base in Paphos for servicemen/ women and with ex pats who use the services to go backwards and forwards to holiday homes in Tenerife.
“Many people don’t realize that they can take their pets on holiday with them through the passport scheme without the worry of quarantine as long as the passport is up to date.
“Pet passports can be obtained through a vet who will advise which vaccinations are needed. We can put pets on almost every route from Doncaster and look forward to seeing more of our furry and feathered friends over the next few months."
For more information on how to fly your pet out to locations across the world from Doncaster Sheffield Airport visit www.angloworldcargo.co.uk or call 01302 623063.
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Filming took place at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield for part of a pop video of the young rising star Jake Bugg.
Jake Bugg is a singer songwriter from Clifton, Nottingham. He started playing guitar age 12 and appeared at the Glastonbury Festival 2011 on the BBC Introducing stage when he was 17. His songs have appeared on various BBC Radio play lists and one, "Country Song", has been used in a 2012 Greene King IPA beer advert on UK national TV. On 22 May 2012, Jake Bugg appeared on the BBC music programme Later with Jools Holland. His work is influenced by Bob Dylan, Oasis, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Donovan.
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SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE
Robin Hood Airport Aviation Enthusiasts
Nationally we are seeing an increase in incidents whereby “laser pens” are being shone deliberately at aircraft, the aim apparently being to temporarily blind pilots. The potential consequences of doing this are, of course, horrific. There have been 2 recent occurrences in South Yorkshire, one involving our force helicopter. Can I request your members be especially vigilant in this regard. Should any such persons be seen, it would greatly assist if details of any vehicles involved are taken. Please report any such activities immediately using the phone number(s) below.
Whilst enjoying your hobby you can assist in defeating terrorism and criminality.
Please report any activity you regard as being suspicious
Report any reconnaissance of the airfield by unknown persons
Your continued vigilance is essential in preventing terrorism and the deterrence of crime.
Contact details –
If urgent – 999
Anti Terrorist Hotline – 0800 789321
Crimestoppers – 0800 555111
Dial 101 and state 'Project Pegasus'
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