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Ramada Encore' Hotel -The Hotel is ideally located within a few minutes walk from the main terminal at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield. Tel: 44 (0) 1302-718520
Parking Enforcement at DSA from 1st October 2012
The double yellow line (no stopping / parking) enforcement on all airport access roads have been instigated and are managed by Peel Holdings, who actually own the estate roads and the business park.
There is a mobile camera unit in operation - if you are illegally parked you will face a fine.
All management / enforcement is therefore nothing to do with the airport company.
Robin Hood Airport are keen to stress restrictions that remain in force regarding liquids which are placed in hand luggage, brought in after terror scares.
From the airport director, Mr. Steve Gill:
"To avoid costly mistakes for passengers, and to keep queuing times to a minimum, we're asking passengers to come prepared and to think about what they are carrying in their hand luggage."
"When items are discovered in hand luggage which exceed the volumes allowed, or do not comply with the restrictions, we have no alternative but to confiscate them, slowing down the security process for other passengers and causing disappointment for the individual concerned."
Current limits mean liquids, gels and aerosols can be carried in individual 100ml containers which fit comfortably in a re-sealable clear bag no larger than 20cm by 20cm. But passengers are advised to put liquids within their hold luggage at check-in.
All items in hand luggage are subject to search.
Passengers are limited to one item of hand luggage through the security screening point when travelling from Robin Hood, with a maximum size of 56cm by 45cm by 25cm.
Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield [RHADS] Terminal Check-in Hall.
Security Measures at the Airport
All UK Airports have been directed by the Department for Transport, to increase security measures in front of Terminal Buildings, hence the concrete blocks currently in place around the entrance to the Airport Terminal Building. The safety of our passengers, visitors and staff is paramount. Please note that there is Long and Short Stay Parking along with Premium Parking at the Airport. The Drop-Off lane in front of the Terminal Building is once again open, but with restricted parking - £1 for 10mins. Alternatively, Passengers and visitors are permitted 15 minutes parking free of charge, to drop off and collect passengers in the car parks. This is part of the airports overall commitment to improving access to the site, whilst maintaining security nearest the Terminal Building. All areas of the Airport including Parking areas, are constantly patrolled and monitored by security staff and security cameras.
ROBIN HOOD AIRPORT DONCASTER SHEFFIELD
Compiled by Ken Bardell
Updated Flight Schedule For September/October 2015
Updated Summer Schedule 2015
Winter Schedule 2015/2016
RAF Finningley: http://www.rotherhamweb.co.uk/features/finningley.htm
Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, the UK's newest purpose built International Airport, is built on the site of a former Royal Air Force airbase, RAF Finningley [world famous for its military air displays]. The scheme to convert RAF Finningley into a commercial airport attracted a massive amount of support from local residents, the business community and particularly the wider aviation industry, who appriciated that there was a gap in the provision of aviation services within the Yorkshire, Humber and surrounding regions.
Before the formation of the RAF on 1 April 1918, Royal Flying Corps operations were occurring at Bancroft Farm, an airstrip next to what was to
become RAF Finningley in 1936. During 60 years of RAF service the airfield was used to mount operations during WWII before becoming a main base for the UK’s strategic nuclear deterrent during the Cold War. In the years immediately before its closure, Finningley was the RAF’s largest training base providing a centre of excellence for pilots and navigators; by 1994, the airfield was handling annual air traffic movements of a number second only to London Heathrow Airport.
The RAF base closed in 1996 and was bought by Peel in 1999 for conversion into a regional airport.The facility represents a £150 million investment in services and infrastructure.
Robin Hood Airport commenced commercial operation on 28th April 2005, and has now welcomed over 7 million passengers.
The Airport is located 7 miles from Doncaster and 25 miles from Sheffield, serving passengers across Yorkshire, the Humber and the North Midlands.
The Airport runway is just less than 2 miles [2891 metres] long and was resurfaced in 1989 before the Ministry of Defence declared the site surplus to requirement in March 1995.
AIRPORT OPERATOR / OWNERSHIP
Peel Airports Group, the Airport Group for the North of England, are now the stake holder of Robin Hood Airport. Peel Airports is a subsidery of Peel Holdings Ltd, a leading UK based property and Transport Company with assets valued at over £5bn.
Size Matters - One of the longest runways in the UK means that Robin Hood Airport is the only airport in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire to offer long haul services to the Caribbean.
- The Airport has handled the first 747's in Yorkshire for over 20 years - freight and passengers.
- During a passenger survey in January 2007 98% of passengers thought their Airport experience to be either "Excellent" or "Very Good" and would be "Very Likely" or "Likely" to use the Airport again.
- The Airport has firmly established itself within a wide catchment area. Almost 45% of passengers using the airport are from within South Yorkshire, other passengers are being drawn from Humberside, North, East and West Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and even further afield.
- VOTED UK's TOP AIRPORT IN LATEST WHICH? TRAVEL CUSTOMER SURVEY 2011.
Doncaster Sheffield Airport continues to develop further services and increase the range of destinations as it looks to become the airport of choice for passengers in the South Yorkshire and Sheffield City Region.
DSA is branded after the UK national icon ‘Robin Hood' who is known to have spent much of his life around the Doncaster area, particularly Conisbrough and Tickhill Castles. Robin Hood is a well-known and well-loved character the world over, and one who is undeniably associated with this part of the country. The Robin Hood brand has enabled DSA to inform people about what the area has to offer, as well as providing a ‘personality' for the Airport.
- The runway at Rodin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield measures almost 3,000m long by 60m wide - second only to Manchester in the North of England and easily capable of supporting any type of commercial aircraft.
- In 2011, the airport handled 840,000 passengers, with flights to over 30 destinations currently available.
Principle airlines providing services at the Airport include TUI (the world's largest leisure company), Flybe, Ryanair, Thomas Cook and Wizz Air.
- Airport operates 24 hours a day.
- The 800-acre airport infrastructure also supports all manner of ancillary business and services including the Directions Finningley training/recruitment facility and National Aviation Academy.
- The Airport aims to cater for 2.3 million passengers and 50,000 tonnes of freight each year.
- Robin Hood Airport has a huge catchment of 6 million people within one hour's drive time, encompassing areas east of the Pennines including Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and beyond.
- A key area of focus of the Airport business is to attract inbound passengers from around the world, utilising the 'Robin Hood' legend and brand name to create an attractive tourism proposition and offering a gateway centrally located to service tourism in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
The UK’s newest airport offers a major state of the art facility without the operational constraints usually associated with larger airports - just some of the reasons for using DSA are listed below:
- 2893 x 60m runway
- 24 Hour Availability
- Cat III ILS available from Spring 07
- 24 Hour RFFS Coverage – Permanent Cat 7 (Upgrades to Cat 8/9 available)
- No Slot Restrictions
- Space and Facilities to base Aircraft
- State of the art passenger handling facilities and terminal building
- Industry Leading Service Partners
- Ground Handling by Servisair
- Fuelling by Conoco Phillips / ASIG
- Catering by LSG Sky Chefs
- Transit Shed Operated by Cargo Handling Centre
Robin Hood Airport is ideal for crew training located centrally within the UK less than an hours flying time from London without slot restrictions and capable of handling even the largest aircraft.
For more information regarding training flights procedures or to book a training slot please contact Air Traffic Control on +44 1302 624871. To receive a quote for crew training activities please contact Chris Harcombe on +44 1302 801010.
Robin Hood Airport is well equipped to act as a divert airports for a number of airports across the Northern and Midland regions of the UK. With the second largest runway in the North, the airport can handle any currently available commercial aircraft. Available apron space, a good weather record, excellent local and national transport connections and a lack of congestion both in the air and on the ground. Why not visit DSA for yourself and see the operational benefits the UK’s newest airport can offer you.
Airport Management Office: +44 (0) 1302 801 010
Air Traffic Control: +44 1302 624 871
Servisair: +44 1302 625 108
Cargo Handling Centre: +44 1302 623 420
ASIG: +44 1302 625 170
LSG Skychefs: +44 1302 773 409
The Robin Hood Statue In The Terminal Building
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