Doncaster Sheffield (Robin Hood) Airport

For news about the airport see Doncaster Airport News

Some general information about the airport

 
It used to be RAF Finningley – the current airport opened in 2005.
 

Airport Owner:  The airport is owned and operated by Peel Holdings, who also own Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Durham Tees Valley Airport and the former Sheffield City Airport (which closed in April 2008).

Airport Operator:         Peel Holdings (who may be trying to sell it ).  The airport is operated by Peel Airports, a division of Peel Holdings majority owned by Vancouver Airport Services. Peel Airports also owns and manages Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Durham Tees Valley Airport, City Airport Manchester and the former Sheffield City Airport (which closed in April 2008). Handling around 875,000 passengers in 2010, the airport is Yorkshire’s second largest airport, after Leeds Bradford Airport, although Doncaster and Leeds/Bradford are the only large commercial airports in Yorkshire.

Airport Consultative Committee:     http://www.rhacc.org.uk

 


 

Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Flights and CO2 emissions.

Analysis of flights, routes, and top 10 destinations from Doncaster Sheffield Airport in 2011. Also carbon emissions.
And passenger growth and numbers over the past 15 years. http://www.awsw.co.uk/allco2/DSA_co2.html

 


 

CAA aviation statistics     CAA aviation statistics

Terminal Passengers

Number of passengers (thousands)

UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual  (Table 10.3)  Terminal Passengers  2002 – 2012

2012      693,129   (down – 15.6% on 2011)
2011      822,000 (down – 8% on 2010)
2011      821,615   (down – 6.2% on 2010)
2010       876,000  (up +5% on 2009)  link to 2010 data
2009       834,644   (down – 13.8%on 2008)
2008        968 thousand  (down 10% on 2007)
2007      1,074  (up 13%)
2006        947
2005        601
2000          –
1996          –

Air Transport Movements

Number of ATMs (thousands)
UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual  (Table 4.2) ATMs 2002 – 2012
2012     4,379  (down – 24%  on 2011)
2011      5,765  (down – 17% on 2010)

2010      7,000  (up + 13% on 2009)   link to 2010 data

2009      6,148  (down – 17.2% on 2008)
2008      7 thousand  (down -15% on 2007)
2007       9   (up +14% on 2006)
2006       8
2005       5
2000      –
1996      –

Air Freight

Freight tonnage  

UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual  (Table 13.2) Freight 2002 – 2012

2012       276   ( up + 171% on 2011)
2011       102  (down – 53%  on 2010

2010        216  (down – 37% on 2009)    link to 2010 data

2009        344  (down – 75% on 2008)
2008     1,350  (down 16% on 2007)
2007     1,602  (up 859%)
2006       167
2005         31
2000          –
1996          –

 

 


 

Airport Contact Details:

Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield
Heyford House
First Avenue
Doncaster DN9 3RH

Airport website:     http://www.robinhoodairport.com/

Multimap:     Map showing airport location

Runway length and direction:  02/20    2,893 metres     9,491 feet    Asphalt
Local community group:     Finningley Airport Network.
and  Residents’s Action Watch:
 PO BOX 75 Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN4 8QJ
Tel:     Mobile     07909 966427    Ray Nortrop
Email:        radiobobbles@yahoo.co.uk Bob Lane
Wikipedia page on  Robin Hood Doncaster airport:  Wikipedia

 

Proportion of domestic passengers, out of total passengers
CAA  statistics, annual figures   – comparing Tables 9 and 10.2

2006         7.1%
2007        9.7%
2008       5.2%

Business Aviation:   Number of business flights (= private jets)  
CAA  statistics, annual figures – Table 3.1

2007           12
2008            65

Application to change night flying restrictions

Doncaster Council approve Robin Hood Airport night flight changes

4th February 2010       Doncaster Council’s Planning Committee has approved variations to planning conditions at Robin Hood Airport that previously restricted certain categories of aircraft from operating from the airport at night. The changes mean up to 100 bigger, noisier aircraft will be allowed to operate at the airport at night each year, however
the overall night flight noise limits have been cut. The Council has approved
the airport’s proposal to lift the current QC4 aircraft restriction. (UK Airport
News)  Click here to view full story…


 

Airport Draft Master Plan Consultation:

 The airport’s draft master plan was announced  in October 2008.

 According to the 250-page document, 18,300 positions – both directly and indirectly
associated with the airport – could be created in just over 20 years.  Peel want to cater for increased passenger numbers – estimated to increase tenfold by 2030 – by extending the current terminal and improving public transport interchange facilities for buses and taxis.
 It is hoped new airlines will be attracted to Finningley with passenger numbers
rising to 10.8 million by 2030 including up to 1.6 million long-haul passengers.  The consultation ended  March 2009.
Copies of the draft masterplan can be downloaded from www.robinhoodairport.com.
Master Plan summary document (15 pages)  is at     Summary
Details in Doncaster press release   (29th Oct 2008).

Another document states:     “The previous Master Plan covered the period 2004 – 2014 and envisaged 2.33 million passengers and 600,000 tonnes of freight per annum.   By 2030, the airport operators envisaged having 10 million passengers per annum.”

 

 

 

 

For news about the airport, see Doncaster Airport News

News stories about the airport can also be found on the UK Airport News website.