Doncaster Sheffield Airport has regained the title of fastest growing UK airport with over a million passengers, according to new figures.
Figures from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) show that airport has experienced a 43.1 per cent growth and rolling passenger numbers of 1.3 million between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017.
The airport works with airlines including Thomson, WizzAir and Flybe.
Chris Harcombe, head of aviation development at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “This is fantastic news and we are thrilled to once again have the status of the fastest growing airport, with over 1m passengers, in the country. It is great to see so many people supporting our development by choosing to fly local.
“Passengers have over 40 routes on offer to them from our airport and access to the airport is now so easy thanks to the motorway link road opening.
“Early last year we announced a new partnership with Flybe which has brought more low cost flights to the airport and provided access to European hubs including Amsterdam, Berlin, Dublin and Paris and popular leisure routes including Alicante, Malaga, Faro and Palma.
He added: “We are extremely proud of the service we offer at Doncaster Sheffield Airport and have invested in our terminal, in our products and in our team to ensure that we can continue to offer high standards of customer service.
“We are continuing our work with partners from across the region to shout about Doncaster Sheffield Airport, the ease of travel to reach us, the destinations you can get to from our Doncaster base and the quality service you can expect when you fly from here.”