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R.H Doncaster Sheffield Airport - Any News?  
User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5037 times:

Hello,

Well on the 28th of April 2005, another Airport will be opening in the U.K, Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield, and thats when the first flights will be leaving.

I was just thinking, does anybody have any news on this Airport, and how things are going with the preparations over there.

Does anyone know any routes to be confirmed and Carriers to be confirmed, I understand Thomsonfly and Thomas Cook had committed, and Balkan Holidays Air champagne 

Also, how successful do you think the Airport will be? Its has a good position, and I think they are hoping for long haul flights.

Finally, Why is it called "Robin Hood" Doncaster Sheffield, as it's no where near Nottingham?  Confused

* For those of you not sure, Robin Hood is associated with Nottingham.

Cheers, and Thanks for your Help.  bigthumbsup  Ryan

and if I find out anything, I'll post it!

SignalOne

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User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5014 times:

Well the terminal building looks to be coming along great.



As for the name, well I have no idea what the logic behind it is, but Nottingham East Midlands airport were not too happy!

Mark



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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5006 times:

This might help:

http://www.robinhoodairport.com/

Planned destinations
http://www.robinhoodairport.com/page_destinations_29.html

Timetable:
http://www.robinhoodairport.com/page_flight_timetable_28.html

Horus

[Edited 2005-03-19 22:07:28]


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User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10105 posts, RR: 97
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4997 times:
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My Mum + Dad live in Doncaster + say all hell is breaking loose as NO infrastructure improvements (roads/trains...) have been sanctioned yet.

I understand the airport has a bloody long runway, though - it used to Fynningley RAF base - is that correct?


User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4998 times:

That looks fantastic! Can't wait to fly from there! Big grin

Whats with all the long names these days anyway?

-Durham Tees Valley Airport
-Nottingham East Midlands Airport
-Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport confused 


Cheers Ryan
SignalOne  mischievous 


User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4992 times:

Quoting Astuteman (Reply 3):
I understand the airport has a bloody long runway, though - it used to Fynningley RAF base - is that correct?

It sure was  

Thanks for the info Horus, lots of destinations to go to then!  

Cheers Ryan
SignalOne  

[Edited 2005-03-19 22:10:26]

User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4981 times:

The First Flight to leave is 09:15 TOM*** To PMI.

And then to arrive is Ryannair from Dublin around Noon.


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4959 times:

The airport wasnt needed. The region is well served by LBA, MAN, HUY and even EMA all within a 1-2 hour drive.

HUY is alreay suffering with a drop in charter flights as many airlines transfer to 'Donny' airport.


User currently offlineBAPILOT2B From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 927 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4884 times:

Quoting A321fly (Reply 6):
The First Flight to leave is 09:15 TOM*** To PMI.

And then to arrive is Ryannair from Dublin around Noon.

Myslef and 2 other photographers will be onboard the 1st FR flight indo DSA, will be pretty interesting been the first commercial arrival Big grin.



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4840 times:

Heres some additional information.

The ICAO code for the airport is confirmed as EGCN. The IATA code is DSA.


Tower freq 128.775
ATIS freq 134.950

The runway is 2981m long.  Smile

Thanks  duck 

Lee



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User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4785 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 9):
Tower freq 128.775
ATIS freq 134.950

Should be able to pick those up with the distance i am from the airfield, just a shame Thomson dont pay that much or i would move closer to home than EMA.


User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days ago) and read 4771 times:

I would think that this new airport will take customers away from East Midlands and Leeds Bradford and Humberside, due to the size of the place an its incredibly large runway which is capable of Long Haul.

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 7):
The region is well served by LBA, MAN, HUY and even EMA all within a 1-2 hour drive.

When questions arrive about these airports Long Haul operations, we can also say that Doncaster Sheffield is only a 1-2 hour drive away. Big grin

I think we'll be seeing big things at this Airport.

Cheers Ryan
SignalOne  Cool


User currently offlineTFSPhoto From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days ago) and read 4759 times:

I'm close to the airport (scunthorpe) 20 min drive..

There will be no train link to the station, so im told it will be done by bus. a hourly bus service from doncaster rail station direct to the airport.

I work in the rail industry myself and nothing has been said regarding building a new line to the airport.

cheers,

TFSPhoto


User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4668 times:

Latest News:

According to this website below, ThomasCook Airlines have pulled all the routes from Doncaster / Sheffield!


Thomas Cook Pull Out!
It's up to you if you believe it or not, but I will try to get some confirmation.

Allegedly, its due to poor loading figures!

Well, that's a bit of a blow for the Airport  

SIGNALONE

[Edited 2005-03-22 18:13:07]

User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1638 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4655 times:

Thomas Cook website still selling holidays to Turkey from DSA.


I don't like signatures...
User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4640 times:

Quoting Diesel1 (Reply 14):
Thomas Cook website still selling holidays to Turkey from DSA.

Exactly so so they cant have pulled out. Also they are still selling the seat reservation system.


User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4635 times:

Also intresting to see they have chosen a B757, would it have not been better for the A320 to operate for the first season.

User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4629 times:

Quoting A321fly (Reply 16):
Also interesting to see they have chosen a B757, would it have not been better for the A320 to operate for the first season.

Yes, I think it would of been better to put an A320 on in the first season, then there is less pressure then to fill the whole plane up.

It seems TCX are not pulling out of Doncaster then, must be the member on that other forum website, giving wrong information! I will keep you all posted though! 

Cheers, Ryan. And thank you for looking into this for me!
SIGNALONE   

[Edited 2005-03-22 18:46:35]

[Edited 2005-03-22 18:47:10]

[Edited 2005-03-22 18:56:11]

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4613 times:

I believe the Turkey flights are operated by Pegasus for Thomas Cook Holidays?


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User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4574 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 18):
I believe the Turkey flights are operated by Pegasus for Thomas Cook Holidays

Yes they are supposed to be.

But this Sunday Thomas Cook flight arrives before it departs so it deffinatly should be the B757.


User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4516 times:

Quoting SignalOne (Reply 11):
I would think that this new airport will take customers away from East Midlands and Leeds Bradford and Humberside, due to the size of the place an its incredibly large runway which is capable of Long Haul.

What are you on about??? there is plenty of room at EMA and also it has a longer runway than DSA anyway.


User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4478 times:

Quoting BDRules (Reply 20):
there is plenty of room at EMA

I'm afraid there isn't. The Departure Lounge can get absolutely packed at peak times, and the Baggage reclaim section isn't that big.

Look at the size of Doncaster on their website, I think, no matter how much I like EMA, Doncaster is more capable by the looks of things doing Long-Haul flights.

Regards, Ryan
SIGNALONE  Smile


User currently offlineGoinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4459 times:

I read an article a few months ago (as my parents live near Doncaster). Apparently Robin Hood was originally from Doncaster / S.Yorks and most of his "exploits" are in the Doncaster area. I also believe that the boundary of Nottinghamshire is not that far from where Finningley is and maybe, in years gone by, Sherwood Forrest was much larger than it is today.

The name Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield was chosen as it is belived that many foreign travellers (maybe forum members outwith the UK could confirm this) would know that a flight advertised to Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport would give travellers a better idea of the flights' destination that merely saying Doncaster Airport, Finningley Airport, Sheffield Airport or South Yorkshire Airport.

In the days of the annual RAF finningley open day, the railway used to provide a frequent shuttle service from Doncaster to a temporary station at the airport which was rebuilt each year to accommodate the trains. These trains were full to capacity and extra staff were rostered to work in the ticket office at Doncaster (where I used to work) to cope with demand.

There is a railway line which runs along the northern perimeter of the airfield and is currently used for services betwenn Doncaster and Lincoln which run approx every two hours. The temporary station has been long since removed.

http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.c...ningley&addr3=&scale=100000&addr1=

As can be seen from the map of the area (from the above link ( you may have to zoom in a couple of times !)) the railway line is the black line at the top. The temporary station used to be where the red road crosses the line (marked LC). From what I can gather, the terminal building is located just to the left of the red circle - but I don't know if any new road will have been built from the red road to the terminal.

I have also read that Market Research at Manchester Airport has shown that approx 50% of all passenger traffic originating at Manchester is from the east of the Pennines (Doncaster, Sheffield, Leeds, York, Derby, Scunthorpe etc etc etc).

This final set of figures indicates, to me, that there is a massive market for RHDS airport and long haul should (pardon the pun) take off.



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User currently offlineTFSPhoto From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4452 times:

Quoting SignalOne (Reply 11):
I would think that this new airport will take customers away from East Midlands and Leeds Bradford and Humberside,

Humberside (EGNJ) is almost dead anyway.. There is 1 daily "jet" flight out of there, and they are rumored to be pulling out for DSA.. I remember being down there one Saturday with a unofficial timetable, and it promised a Air Europa 737, 2 Onur Air MD88's and the Britannia 767.. None of them turned up, instead I was amazed to see a Spanair A320.. along with the usual KLM Fokker 50's overto AMS.

Eastern Airways have purchased land on the Humberside side, moving from "Schiphol Way" over to the back of Humberside Flying Club.. How the hell eastern airways survive with the prices they charge is beyond me.. My Company paid £250+ for me to Fly from Humberside to Aberdeen.. just to pick a loco up "urgently".. I certainly wouldn't fly with them internally within the UK, when BA, sleasyJet e.t.c. do flights from under £40.

Humberside, after it was taken over by Manchester Airport PLC  banghead  has been pushed to one side, obviously Manchester is there main priority.. Which is understandable.. But it's certainly been neglected. They are building a new "Super-Hangar" on the western side behind the fire station which they are supposedly making into a new engineering base, creating 250+ jobs.. And accommodating for "larger aircraft".

They used to bring the Brittania 767-200 into there, and with no taxiway back to the apron, they backtrack via the turn around pads at the end of 03/21 and I've seen the 76's struggle, one having to be towed..

Sorry for straying off track, but my point it, humberside is dead anyway, and regardless of DSA, it shall remain dead.  Smile

TFSPhoto


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4394 times:

Quoting BDRules (Reply 20):
there is plenty of room at EMA and also it has a longer runway than DSA anyway.

not much extra runway length that would make any useable difference - no more than 100m between them.

Quoting Goinv (Reply 22):
I have also read that Market Research at Manchester Airport has shown that approx 50% of all passenger traffic originating at Manchester is from the east of the Pennines (Doncaster, Sheffield, Leeds, York, Derby, Scunthorpe etc etc etc).

This final set of figures indicates, to me, that there is a massive market for RHDS airport and long haul should (pardon the pun) take off.

Well lets hold off for a while on the long haul - give it time to grow. But certainly expected to see the short haul side of things grow quickly.



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25 HUYfan : TFS, what a load of tosh! Regards Mike
26 Gkirk : HUYfan, not necessarily. I have to admit, though, but unless something happens at HUY soon, then I dont think there might be much left there within 5-
27 HUYfan : Humberside is growing steadily, why does it have to experience massive growth? The KLM will never move to DSA, and Eastern's route to ABZ is one of th
28 Orion737 : Whoever said EMA gets packed at peak times is right. The departures and arrivals area is a nightmare, especially in a morning with all the horrid WW d
29 Lba : LBA say DSA will have little effect on it's business as very few of it's PAX originate from South and East Yorkshire. DSA and MAN both take about the
30 Dsa : Ryanair has now commited to daily flights to Dublin and I wide variety of destinations are now available, The airport manager thinks that flights accr
31 Bapilot2b : A good question may be for which airline will the A380 operate into DSA! How secure is EK at MAN? Maybe VS on a charter basis like their recent chart
32 Post contains links and images SignalOne : Hello everyone, Has anyone heard any more news about the airport, and also does anyone have any Photographs of the Airport now we are getting closer t
33 A321fly : No photos as yet. Thomsonfly have just anounced lots of new destinations for S06 including Cancun, Dominican Republic and Florida as well as Bulgaria.
34 Post contains links and images SignalOne : Hello, I knew this was coming!!! That massive runway looks to have done them a big favour then, it I'll be amazing to fly Long-Haul out of Doncaster i
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