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'Over 7 million passengers have now flown from Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield'.

KEN'S MONTHLY NOTES for FEBRUARY 2014 out now. Another good monthPax at 31,929 - 9.3% up on last year . Latest Route News for 2014 - and much more interesting facts see 'Stats and Stuff' above, also - UPDATED (28-3-14) Summer Schedule 2014 out now - see 'At the Airport' above.

INTERESTING MOVEMENTS for MARCH 2014 by Clive Featherstone. The New Year continues with some great movers in March. Catch up with the aircraft flying in, out and around the airport during a bus March. Includes Commercial, Bizz Jets, Props, Rotary and Military, see 'Stats and Stuff' - 'Interesting Movements'

NOW UPDATED as from 31st January 2014, Clive Featherstone's 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 2014, presented a month in advance. You can find the April/May 2014 Flight Schedule (includes LinksAir Flight Schedule to Belfast & IOM) now on 'At the Airport' section above.

Vulcan XH558 - All there is to know about her here >

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 Out 'n' About :

Gary Marshall - Fleet Manager Oil Response Team attended FoDSA meeting 16th April.

Airports 9th Birthday Monday 28th April.

Marketing Team had possitive meetings with Airlines at RoutesEurope.

New barriers in place and almost complete to allow passenger 'Drop Off' in front of Terminal.

Look out  for the new 'Short Stay' car park opening soon.

Look out  for the new Airport Website upgrade coming soon.

Caroline Flint MP backs Doncaster Sheffield Airport growth - see Airport website.

Hangar 1 refurbishment start could be seen soon..

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                                                                                 The LinksAir, DSA and Belfast City Airport team met on Friday to celebrate the first flight to Belfast!

Robin Hood Airport Supports TT Race Access:

Robin Hood Airport is coming to the aid of motorcycle fans to help travel to one of the biggest events in the world.

The Isle of Man’s TT Races have been ranked as a once-in-a-lifetime event and fans of the sport can now attend by flying from Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield.

Flights to the Isle of Man by UK regional airline LinksAir started today (April 14) from Doncaster Sheffield Airport with passengers able to travel on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays.

TT Racer Michael Moulai, who has had six top 15 finishes in the event, was on the first flight to the Isle of Man, along with South Yorkshire journalist and TT writer Rachael Clegg. Rachael’s grandfather Tom and father Noel both raced in the TT event.


          L to R - Roger Hage, Wendy Morris, Rachael Clegg, Michael Moulai and Steve Gill.                                  First passenger to check-in for the IOM flight was Mrs Hall.

To mark the start of the new route, Michael and Rachael along with Sheffield-based TT Marshal, Wendy Morris, joined Doncaster Sheffield Airport managing director Steve Gill and Roger Hage, LinksAir commercial manager. Wendy has been a marshal at the prestigious global race for the last ten years.

Additional flights to the Isle of Man have already been added for the 29 and 31 May by LinksAir around the TT Races which take place May 24 – 6 June to help accommodate the extra capacity expected for the event, with further ones being planned.


                                             A cake with the upper half resembling the aircraft and the lower half resembling a motorcycle was made to mark the occasion.

Steve Gill, managing director at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “It’s great news to have the Isle of Man flights up and running. We have had significant interest in the route from motorcycle fans since we announced it earlier in the year.
“It will mean people can get to the Isle of Man from South Yorkshire in less than an hour, opening up new opportunities to access the island for both business and leisure travellers.”

Roger Hage, LinksAir Commercial Manager, added: “The start of the new route to the Isle of Man is an exciting development for us and comes just days after we started flights to Belfast City from Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Both routes have seen sales ahead of our expectations, which is a positive endorsement of the potential from this region and airport.
“We have an established reputation for delivering charter flights to a host of destinations and we are now looking forward to the next stage of our development by having this and further future aircraft based in South Yorkshire.”


                                                                                                                                                                                TT Marshal Wendy Morris.

Flights to the Isle of Man can be booked with immediate effect on , via our customer services team on 0844 800 2411 or via your local travel agent.

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

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Irish Dancers Welcome First Passengers to Fly to Belfast City:

Passengers arriving for the first flight to Belfast City by Linksair at Robin Hood Airport had a surprise welcome. Awaiting them were Irish Dancers in costume and in full swing to Irish folk music. Airport and Linksair management were also there to welcome passengers as they arrived to board the 10:45 flight to Belfast. Before passengers made their way to the departure lounge a photo shoot was called along with cutting a specially made cake to mark the occasion.


UK Regional Airline, LinksAir, will base an aircraft at Doncaster Sheffield Airport for new routes to Belfast City and the Isle of Man. 

Steve Gill, managing director of the airport, said: “This is fantastic 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.” 

"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 , via our customer services team on 0844 800 2411 or via your local travel agent.

Photos by VCF.

Watch the video by FoDSA member Martin Connolly here>  

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Doncaster Sheffield Airport Sees Cargo Increase:

Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield has seen a 23 per cent increase in the amount of cargo it transports.
The figures, which represent the number of consignments in and out of the airport, show a second successive year of growth between April 2013 and March 2014

Doncaster Sheffield Airport, through operator Anglo World Cargo, managed consignments involving more than 25 countries during the 12-month period, including Australia, Mali, USA and key European destinations such as France, Spain and Greece.

Dayle Hauxwell, Cargo Manager at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “The growth is excellent and continued evidence that the Airport’s cargo terminal is enhancing its reputation around the world.
“The amount of freight being transported has increased significantly compared with two years ago and this can only be positive news for the Airport and the regional economy.
“Having recently joined the team, I look forward to continuing this impressive growth throughout 2014 and beyond.”

Gary Winterman, managing director of Anglo World Cargo, added: “More and more companies are looking at Doncaster Sheffield Airport to distribute their products around the world. We have the means and capabilities to help them achieve that successfully.
“It’s great to see the work being put in by the Airport coming to fruition with these latest figures and we look forward to continuing this into the year ahead.”

Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s Cargo Terminal consists of 55,000sqft of operational space and has a full range of equipment and facilities capable of handling any aircraft.
This, coupled with the airport’s 2,893m runway, means through Anglo World Cargo, it has the ability to handle all aspects of airfreight from the smallest parcel to bespoke charters of large cargo aircraft, such as the Antonov-225.

The figures have been announced as part of Export Week which runs between April 7 – 11 across the country.

For more information about Doncaster Sheffield Airport visit 

Robin Hood Airport Takes To The Stage With Sheffield Theatres:

Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield has teamed up with Sheffield Theatres to promote a new aviation themed play which is set to take centre stage this May.

The Airport has partnered up with Thomson to sponsor the production of Boeing Boeing which takes to the Crucible stage from Thursday 15 May to Saturday 7 June.

Boeing Boeing is a hilarious comedy by Marc Camoletti that sees bachelor Bernard in a dilemma when his air hostess fiancée turns up at his apartment on an unscheduled stopover unaware that his other two girlfriends have had the same idea.
As all three women prepare for a night with their husband–to–be, can Bernard stop his beautifully designed love life from coming to a sticky end?

Jonathan Humphreys, who previously directed Happy Days and The Village Bike at the theatre, returns to Sheffield to direct this hilarious farce on the Crucible stage.


                             Dan Bates, Chief Executive of Sheffield Theatres with Rachel Farr, Interim Head of Marketing and Communications at Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

Dan Bates, chief executive of Sheffield Theatres with Rachel Farr, interim head of marketing and communications at Doncaster Sheffield Airport.Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “We are delighted to be working with our partners Thomson to support our local theatres. Sheffield Theatres has a fantastic reputation of putting on excellent performances and we are sure that Yorkshire audiences will come along and support Boeing Boeing.
“As a regional airport we are developing key strategic partnerships with local organisations and the theme of this production, albeit tongue in cheek, gave us a great reason to work with Sheffield Theatres.”

Dan Bates, Chief Executive of Sheffield Theatres. said: “Our partnerships with the local business community are vital to us, and we’re really excited to be working with Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield and Thomson on our production of Boeing Boeing.
“There’s a very obvious connection with the aviation theme in the play, but this partnership is also about promoting what our region has to offer on a local, national and international level.”

Boeing Boeing is on stage at the Crucible Theatre from Thursday 15 May until Saturday 7 June. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £10 - £23 and are available from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or online at

(A transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office excluding cash). 
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Wizzair Boost Wroclaw offering From Robin Hood Airport:

More Yorkshire residents can now jet off to Wroclaw from their local airport thanks to Wizz Air.

The airline, which has recently announced two new routes from Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, has now added an extra 5000 seats from the Yorkshire airport to Wroclaw.
The additional flight, which will head out to Poland every Thursday, will start on April 17 and run through the summer season until October 23.

Chris Harcombe, Head of Aviation Development for Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “This has been a great couple of weeks for news about Wizz Air flights from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
“Following the announcement of new routes to Riga and Bucharest, we are delighted to announce extra capacity on the popular Wroclaw route increasing the service from two to three departures a week.
“Wizz Air continues to show great commitment to Doncaster Sheffield Airport, increasing the number of flights to destinations, improving travel times and adding new routes.”

Daniel de Carvalho, spokesman for Wizz Air, added: "We are pleased to be adding an extra service from Doncaster to Wroclaw, giving more passengers the opportunity to explore this beautiful city.
“Since starting at Doncaster Sheffield Airport in 2006 with just three weekly services to Katowice in Poland, Wizz Air now operates 22 flights per week to eight destinations - Riga in Latvia, Vilnius in Lithuania and Gdansk, Warsaw, Katowice, Poznan and Wroclaw in Poland and now Bucharest in Romania.”

Over 1.4 million people have flown from Doncaster Sheffield Airport with Wizz Air to accommodate the growing interest in Central and Eastern European destinations and also to support the Central & Eastern European population living and working in Yorkshire.

Wrocław is one of the most beautiful, exciting and dynamically developing cities in Poland. With a marvellously restored market square and Old Town laid out over a maze of bridges, islands and church spires, Wrocław’s location on the Odra River affords it no shortage of scenic views and green spaces.

Flights and packages to Bucharest and other European cities are now available at  

For more information about Doncaster Sheffield Airport visit 
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ROUTES ONLINE - interview with CHRIS HARCOMBE - Head of Aviation Development Peel Airports Management:

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Buchares Latest Destination Added to Doncaster Sheffield Airport:

The Romanian capital Bucharest has become the latest city to be added to the growing list of destinations from Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield.

Wizz Air has today (March 27) unveiled the new route from the Yorkshire airport with flights every Monday and Friday, starting from June 13. It will offer the only direct service outside of London.


Bucharest is Romania’s largest city, located in the southeast of the country, with more than 1.8 million residents. Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and eclectic architecture, combining vast communist buildings with art nouveau palaces and quaint old streets, Bucharest has become a popular weekend destination for travellers.
The Palace of the Romanian Parliament has a floor area of 360,000 square metres and holds the world record for the largest administrative building (for civilian use), as well as being the world’s heaviest building.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Wizz Air recently announced new flights to the Latvian capital Riga as the airline continues to expand its operations from Yorkshire.

More than 1.4 million people have flown from Doncaster Sheffield Airport with Wizz Air to accommodate the growing interest in Central and Eastern European destinations and also to support the Central and Eastern European population living and working in Yorkshire.

Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “This new route to Bucharest is fantastic news for the region’s passengers. It will connect Yorkshire to a major European city which offers a great location for both leisure and business travellers. It also supports the local Romanian population who will welcome the new link.

“Wizz Air has shown great commitment to Doncaster Sheffield Airport, increasing the number of flights to destinations, improving travel times and adding new routes.
“With this new route we expect to have around 300,000 Wizz passengers a year flying from the airport. We look forward to developing this partnership further with the airline to provide a range of locations for people to visit.”

Daniel de Carvalho, spokesman for Wizz Air, added: "This new route to Bucharest, together with the route to Riga announced recently, underlines Wizz Air’s commitment to Doncaster Sheffield Airport and the Yorkshire region.
“Since starting at Doncaster Sheffield Airport in 2006 with just three weekly services to Katowice in Poland, Wizz Air now operates 22 flights per week to eight destinations - Riga in Latvia, Vilnius in Lithuania and Gdansk, Warsaw, Katowice, Poznan and Wroclaw in Poland and now Bucharest in Romania.
“We hope that the two new routes will also be an attractive option for people in Yorkshire to access these historic cities and learn more about the region.”

Doncaster Sheffield Airport provides flights to more than 30 destinations around the world.

Flights and packages to Bucharest and other European cities are now available at

For more information about Doncaster Sheffield Airport visit 
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Robin Hood Airport Announces New Route To The European Capital Of Culture – Riga:

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced that it will open its Riga base with one new Airbus A320 on 19 June 2014. Coinciding with the delivery of the aircraft the airline will start operating 4 new routes from Riga to Barcelona, Doncaster Sheffield, Dortmund, Paris Beauvais, and increase frequencies on the services to London Luton and Oslo Torp. 

Passengers can now head off to the beautiful Latvian capital of Riga thanks to a new Wizz Air route from Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield.
The twice weekly flights (Mon and Fri) from the Airport to the increasingly popular city will start on June 20. Flights are on sale now.
Riga is known for its beautiful historical city centre and also holds the esteemed status of being a Unesco World Heritage Site. The city was named the European Capital of Culture 2014 and is the perfect destination for anyone looking for a diverse and inspiring weekend getaway.
Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “We are delighted to be able to offer Yorkshire residents flights to Riga with Wizz Air.
“This is a real boost to our continued focused on delivering more and more value for money flights for the region's passengers. This new service with Wizz Air means that travellers can take advantage of some great low fares to a variety of destinations.
“Riga is a great city and we are confident that it will be very successful as a city break destination from the Yorkshire region”
Flights and packages are now available via  and .


Riga will host the bi-annual 2014 World Choir Games from 9–19 July 2014 that coincides with the city being named European Capital of Culture for 2014.
The event, organised by the choral foundation, Interkultur, takes place at various host cities every two years and was originally known as the "Choir Olympics".
The event regularly sees over 15'000 choristers in over 300 choirs from over 60 nations compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in over 20 categories. The competition is further divided into a Champions Competition and an Open Competition to allow choirs from all backgrounds to enter.Choral workshops and festivals are also witnessed in the host cities and are usually open to the public.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport - Riga - Starts 20th June 2014.

Flight Nos W6 2509/2510. Arrives 18.55, departs 19.25. Monday & Friday.

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Dream Caribbean Cruise Becomes A Reality:

Passengers’ plans to explore the Caribbean Sea on a 14-night cruise are no longer just a dream, thanks to Thomson Cruises!

Flights depart from Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield on 10 March 2015 arriving in the lively Jamaican town of Montego Bay.

From there passengers will take in several coastal resorts located in Colombia, The San Blas Islands, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cuba and the Cayman Islands, before returning to Jamaica for the flight back to South Yorkshire on 24 March 2015.


                                                                                                                                                                                                 Thomson Dream

The Thomson Cruises holiday will be on board Thomson Dream, a ship which can accommodate more than 1,500 customers. It has two swimming pools, four restaurants, six bars and 12 decks.

Customers will enjoy the Pride of Panama and Cuba Fusion itineraries over the 14-day sailing, visiting Montego Bay, Cartagena, San Blas, Colon, Puerto Limon, Playa del Carmen, Havana and George Town.

Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “We are delighted to join-up with our partners Thomson Cruises to offer this special cruise package for travellers.

“This is a very special tour which takes in some stunning places. Cartagena is Colombia’s second-oldest city and the only walled town in the Americas. There are 378 San Blas Islands, most of which have barely ever seen footfall, while Colon is the gateway to one of the most famous landmarks in the world, the Panama Canal! Then there is Havana, George Town, Montego Bay and more to take in and explore.

“The flight to join this cruise is a showcase that Doncaster Sheffield Airport can offer a number of special direct routes to some of the most amazing places in the world.”

Fraser Ellacott, Customer Operations Director for TUI UK & Ireland, said: “We are extremely excited about our itinerary portfolio for winter 2014/15 and have really listened to what our customers want. We also want to make it easier for customers to fly off on their dream cruise from their local airport so we are operating flights to join our cruises from as many regional airports as possible.

“Being the only UK cruise line to offer itineraries directly from Montego Bay as a home port, we know that the variety of the programme needs to be outstanding. I am confident that with the introduction of destinations like Panama, Cuba, Colombia and Costa Rica, we will have an extremely successful season and I can’t wait to see Thomson Dream based in this lively and vibrant port!”

The brand new home port for Thomson Dream means that customers can experience some exciting new tropical destinations right from their doorstep. No other UK or US cruise line offers as many visits to Havana and no other UK cruise line has as many Mexican ports of call.

The new itineraries for Thomson Dream available from Doncaster Sheffield Airport will be ‘Cuban Fusion’ and ‘Pride of Panama’.

Holiday makers will enjoy visits to ports such as Playa del Carmen, famed for having Mexico’s best beaches; Havana, the Cuban city that never sleeps and is famous for its unique 1950s feel and cultural vibrancy.

Other calls off the beaten track include Colon, Panama which is a crumbling colonial district and is the gateway to one of the world’s most famous landmarks, the Panama Canal; and San Blas in Panama where customers can experience the tropical islands and the vibrant Kuna tribe who inhabit them. One stop which really showcases the best of Latin America’s beauty is Puerto Limon in Costa Rica offering a blend of rainforests, wildlife and sun-baked sands.

Thomson Cruises offers a 14 night Pride of Panama & Cuban Fusion cruise on Thomson Dream from £1,669 per person. Price is based on two adults sharing a deck 4 or 5 inside cabin on a full-board basis, departing on 10 March 2015 from Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Price includes return flights, transfers, port taxes, tips and service charges. For more information or to book visit your local Thomson travel shop, or call 0871 230 2800.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport provides flights to over 30 destinations around the world. For more information visit

For more information on Thomson Cruises visit 
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Logistics Hub UK Doncaster: 

Major Boost For Robin Hood Airport:

A new Enterprise Zone site has been confirmed at Robin Hood Airport which will help attract new business and inward investment into Doncaster.
The 10 hectare site is part of an announcement today (11 March) by Government to increase the size of the Sheffield City Region’s Enterprise Zone by almost a half.
Warmly welcoming the news, Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “I made a commitment to deliver new jobs and economic growth in Doncaster and we are delighted with this announcement. I personally proposed and pushed very hard for the introduction of this Enterprise Zone, which will offer further incentives for investors and companies to choose Doncaster as a business destination. This is a huge vote of confidence in Doncaster and our economic growth plans.
“The Enterprise Zone will help us establish an economic growth corridor which will transform the south of Doncaster and be the catalyst for growth across the borough and the Sheffield City Region. It will help the airport expand, entice new industry to the area, and achieve my aims of more housing and ultimately more jobs.
“It is tremendous news for Doncaster and we will work closely with the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership to exploit all opportunities to develop the Enterprise Zone to build a strong and diverse local and regional economy.”
Today’s announcement follows extensive talks between local leaders and Government officials to negotiate the deal and will see Enterprise Zone expansions in other parts of the region as well as the new site at Doncaster’s international airport. The deal was brokered by the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.
The new status will mean that businesses and investors can access significant Government tax incentives by locating in the designated area at the airport. This will be particularly useful for businesses in the manufacturing and engineering sectors which are being proactively encouraged into the region. It will also act as a catalyst for further investment in the site and be complementary to the infrastructure investment that is already going into the area.
Work has started on the new FARRRS link road from the motorway network to Robin Hood Airport and this will see a number of developments get off the ground like iPort - a strategic rail freight interchange which has the potential to create thousands of new jobs. FARRRS together with the new Enterprise Zone will enhance Doncaster’s logistics capacity and expertise and help the local economy to flourish.
Don Valley MP Caroline Flint said: “An Enterprise Zone at Robin Hood Airport is an excellent location to grow new businesses. The airport is a magnet for inward investment; and with the FARRRS link road now underway, and the airport business park now set to grow, this will be an exciting time for Doncaster and good news for employment in the borough.”
Peter Nears, Strategic Planning Director at Peel Holdsings (Land & Property) Limited, said: “This news is a significant development for Robin Hood Airport and our partners.
“Investors are already showing unprecedented interest in the area around the airport as completion of the new link road from the M18 gets closer and closer.
“Logistically, the Enterprise Zone is incredibly attractive because of its strategic location at the heart of the UK and its multimodal access, which now includes a dedicated Airport, excellent rail links to all ports and the rest of the UK, and direct access to the strategic highway network of the A1, M1 and M18.”
James Newman, Chairman of Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “I am delighted that the Government has listened to local leaders and enabled us to expand our Enterprise Zone to include additional strategic sites, including the land next to Robin Hood Airport.
“Businesses have been attracted to join our modern manufacturing and technology community which offers outstanding transport connectivity, a highly-skilled talent pool and the best UK Government tax incentives available.
“Now that our expansion has been confirmed, the LEP will be working closely with partners to ensure that the new sites can boast our full package Enterprise Zone benefits including simplified planning, superfast broadband and global promotion at international events.”

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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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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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Finningley Gallery


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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