LinksAir’s Doncaster Sheffield to Isle of Man
On 14 April, Doncaster Sheffield Airport celebrated the launch of LinksAir’s thrice-weekly flights to the Isle of Man with a fantastic Jetstream 31-shaped cake. Welcoming the airline’s inaugural flight with a “Jetwash” FTWA are (left to right): Chris Harcombe, Head of Aviation Development, Peel Airports; and Roger Hage, Commercial Manager, LinksAir.
Belfast City Airport recently extended a warm welcome to its newest airline, LinksAir, as it made its first flight to Doncaster Sheffield. The inaugural flight was greeted into Belfast by (left to right): Stephen Gill, MD, Doncaster Sheffield; Ellie McGimpsey, Business Development Manager, Belfast; and Roger Hage, Commercial Manager, LinksAir.
- LinksAir, the UK regional airline, has started the only domestic flights from Doncaster Sheffield (DSA) with an 11 times weekly service to Belfast City (BHD), beginning on 11 April, followed three days later by a thrice-weekly operation to Isle of Man (IOM). Both routes will face no direct competition and will be operated by the airline’s 19-seat Jetstream 31s. LinksAir will become the airport’s third scheduled airline, along with Thomson Airways and Wizz Air. Doncaster Sheffield handled nearly 700,000 passengers in 2013. Commenting on the route launch to the Isle of Man, Steve Gill, MD, Doncaster Sheffield, said: "It’s great news to have the Isle of Man flights up and running. We have had significant interest in the route from motorcycle fans since we announced it earlier in the year. It will mean people can get to the Isle of Man from South Yorkshire in less than an hour, opening up new opportunities to access the island for both business and leisure travellers.” In addition, Roger Hage, Commercial Manager, LinksAir, added: "The start of the new route to the Isle of Man is an exciting development for us and comes just days after we started flights to Belfast City from Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Both routes have seen sales ahead of our expectations, which is a positive endorsement of the potential from this region and airport. We have an established reputation for delivering charter flights to a host of destinations and we are now looking forward to the next stage of our development by having this and further future aircraft based in South Yorkshire.”