New routes Announced at Doncaster Sheffield Airport
New routes have been announced at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, as the first flights take off as part of the transformational deal with Flybe.
Eight new routes have launched with 44 departures per week and almost half a million seats in their first year of operation. The new routes are Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Jersey, Newquay, Malaga, Alicante and Faro.
As the first Flybe Embraer 195 jet aircraft set off from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to Paris, a business route to Dusseldorf was confirmed.
Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “Flybe has strengthened its commitment. New flights to Dusseldorf are set to commence for the winter season. Services to Berlin will also increase from four weekly to daily. This is due to unprecedented demand from the Sheffield City regions business community.
“Providing the Sheffield City Region with the business services it needs has long been an ambition. Now that these services are here we must see the region voting with their feet and using them. Passenger demand to date has exceeded expectations. This is a phenomenal start but there is still much work to do.”
Sir Nigel Knowles, chair of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), added: “It is fantastic to see these new routes starting from our airport. Increased international connectivity is key to driving economic growth for the Sheffield City Region.
“In particular having routes to some of the biggest airport hubs in Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris will give businesses in our region better access to markets. This will boost international trade from and into the City Region. I hope companies will embrace these new routes and spread the word about our City Region on their travels.”
Chambery in the Rhone-Alps region of south eastern France is the latest Flybe winter programme destination, offering a gateway to a number of Alpine ski resorts, given its proximity to Mont Blanc.
Flybe’s new year-round Dusseldorf service starts on October 30 and will operate four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays. Amsterdam, Paris, Alicante and Malaga remain unchanged for the winter with Berlin increasing to daily. Faro and Newquay will be replaced with the two new popular winter routes with capacity to Jersey reducing to three times weekly during winter.