Posted on: 18 February 2014 by Mark Howells
From 11 April, LinksAir is to base an aircraft at Robin Hood Doncaster-Sheffield Airport to launch new services to both Belfast and the Isle of Man.
The return of the Belfast City service will see LinksAir initially operating a twice-daily weekday and single Sunday return, departing Doncaster-Sheffield at both 07:05 and 17:05 daily on weekdays, with a 10:45 departure also on a Friday, while return services will leave Belfast City Airport at 08:45 and 18:45, with a 12:25 also on a Friday. The Sunday service will leave Doncaster-Sheffield at 17:05 with the return leaving Belfast City at 18:45.
Fares on the 70-minute flight start at £64.00 one-way including all government taxes and airport charges, a hold-bag up to 15 kg, fast-track security access, seat assignment and onboard product, to complement the timings designed to suit both business and leisure travellers.
Also being launched – for the first time ever from Doncaster-Sheffield Airport serving the large catchment of the Sheffield city region, South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & the Humber region – is a three-times weekly service to the Isle of Man, with its strong links to both the financial and gaming sectors plus world famous events such as the TT motorcycle races. Return flights will start on Monday 14 April, with services operating on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays.
LinksAir commercial manager, Roger Hage, commented. “We are delighted at LinksAir to be making Robin Hood Doncaster-Sheffield Airport our fourth aircraft and crew base, supporting up to 10 new jobs at the airport and in launching services to Belfast and the Isle of Man that we are confident will be well supported and have the ability to grow. Belfast is a vibrant city and of growing importance in both commercial and leisure terms to the UK’s fifth biggest city region in Sheffield, while the Isle of Man has such a great appeal as both a short-stay leisure destination and for its unique place in motorsport culture.”
Steve Gill, managing director of Robin Hood Doncaster-Sheffield airport, added, “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.”