DSA744
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DSA- Robin Hood Airport

Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:59 pm

Hi,
I am new member of this forum, however i have been roaming around for many years, as this is my 1st post and haven't yet worked out how to use the search function, please dont flame me if this topic has been discussed before,

How is DSA doing now it is in its 2nd?? year of commercial operation , how many flights are there a day? are there any new carriers/routes rumoured to ciommence from the airport?

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RE: DSA- Robin Hood Airport

Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:28 pm

First of all, Welcome To A.Net!

In answer to your questions - here is a link to a website with movement logs etc. for DSA. Hope this helps!

http://www.egcn.co.uk/index.html



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RE: DSA- Robin Hood Airport

Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:49 pm

Quoting DSA744 (Thread starter):
are there any new carriers/routes rumoured to ciommence from the airport?

This summers main developments

GSM start YHM once a week
Wizz Air start Gdansk 4 times a week and upgrade Katowice from 3 to 4 times a week
TOM have dropped their scheduled route to Paris Orly and charter route to Puerto Plata

And for next winter, so far TOM have announced a new scheduled route to Geneva 4 times a week (was served daily by Easyjet in winter 05/06)
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DSA744
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RE: DSA- Robin Hood Airport

Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:56 pm

Quoting Humberside (Reply 2):
And for next winter, so far TOM have announced a new scheduled route to Geneva 4 times a week (was served daily by Easyjet in winter 05/06)

Thanks for your quick replies, why did easyjet drop the route? is there any chance of them returning to the airport?
 
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RE: DSA- Robin Hood Airport

Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:15 pm

Quoting DSA744 (Reply 3):
why did easyjet drop the route?

Think it was poor loads. TOM should do better with less frequent flights than Easyjet plus I imagine Thomson Ski Holidays will also take seats on the flight

Quoting DSA744 (Reply 3):
is there any chance of them returning to the airport?

I wouldnt rule it out, though there have been no recent rumours about it.
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RE: DSA- Robin Hood Airport

Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:23 am

It surprises me that Jet2 haven't showed more of an interest in DSA. For the airline branding itself as "The North's Airline", I would imagine the South Yorkshire area would be a lucrative move.

They already have bases at LBA, MAN and NCL so even if they just started with a couple of flights a week to the continent it could have the potential to grow - particularly for a fast expanding airport like DSA. Get in there early while capacity isn't a problem!
 
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RE: DSA- Robin Hood Airport

Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:30 am

Quoting Noelg (Reply 5):
It surprises me that Jet2 haven't showed more of an interest in DSA.

I beleive it was rumoured that Jet2 showed interest in a DSA-ORY but i don't know what became of it.
 
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RE: DSA- Robin Hood Airport

Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:38 am

I thought Robin Hood's claim to fame was in/around Nottingham? Somehow the Sheriff of Doncaster doesn't have the right 'ring' to it.
 
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RE: DSA- Robin Hood Airport

Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:48 am

Quoting ANother (Reply 7):
I thought Robin Hood's claim to fame was in/around Nottingham? Somehow the Sheriff of Doncaster doesn't have the right 'ring' to it.

Sherwood Forest as it was extended from Nottingham in the south to Doncaster in the north. The Sheriff of Nottingham was obviously at Nottingham Castle, but Robin Hood roamed the entire of Sherwood Forest from Nottingham up to Doncaster. It is believed he was originally from just south of Doncaster, which is actually in North Nottinghamshire.

We live near to the heart of Sherwood Forest close to Mansfield. Doncaster and Nottingham are roughly the same distance from here.
 
DSA744
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RE: DSA- Robin Hood Airport

Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:54 am

However i do think the airport could of piked a less misleading name for the airport.
 
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RE: DSA- Robin Hood Airport

Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:07 am

Quoting DSA744 (Reply 6):
I beleive it was rumoured that Jet2 showed interest in a DSA-ORY but i don't know what became of it.

They applied for slots to do Sheffield-Orly but they could have been meant for LBA-Orly. By applying for Sheffield, it confuses the competition

However there have been rumours of new Jet 2 Northern England base at DSA, HUY or MME. But nothing ever seems to come off them
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RE: DSA- Robin Hood Airport

Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:21 pm

I was so pleased when this airport was called Robin Hood, the people of Nottingham went mad!!! HAHA. Now they know how we all felt in the East Mids when our Airport was called Nottingham!!!!!

On a serious note tho, there seems to be plenty of regional airports close to each other LBA, DSA, EMA, etc... I wonder whether Doncaster will ever be as busy as its neighbours. Wasn't it rumoured that the A380 could land at Doncaster. That could be it's claim to fame!!!!!

Wouldn't mind trying out DSA someday, must be better than BHX who cancelled our flights because of fog!
 
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RE: DSA- Robin Hood Airport

Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:44 pm

Quoting Noelg (Reply 8):
Sherwood Forest as it was extended from Nottingham in the south to Doncaster in the north. The Sheriff of Nottingham was obviously at Nottingham Castle, but Robin Hood roamed the entire of Sherwood Forest from Nottingham up to Doncaster. It is believed he was originally from just south of Doncaster, which is actually in North Nottinghamshire.

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Remember, Robin Hood (a fictional character, it's worth reminding ourselves) was also known as Robin of Loxley. Loxley is a few km north-west of Sheffield, which itself is about an hour's drive from Nottingham.

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RE: DSA- Robin Hood Airport

Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:49 am

Quoting Jamesontheroad (Reply 12):
Remember, Robin Hood (a fictional character, it's worth reminding ourselves) was also known as Robin of Loxley. Loxley is a few km north-west of Sheffield, which itself is about an hour's drive from Nottingham.

I have read that he hailed from Loxley, Warwickshire, though I am no expert here....  stirthepot 

In any case, I think the airport's tile is p1sh and misleading.

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