Doncaster/Sheffield: Cheap flights to Ireland, Poland and Spain from UK’s newest airport

Logo: Robin hood airportSince its opening in April 2005 the UK’s newest commercial airport, officially known as Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (DSA), has grown quickly to join the ‘1 million’ club of UK airports. Passenger numbers in 2007 reached 1.06 million and there are now scheduled flights operated by Flybe, Ryanair, Thomsonfly and Wizz Air. Thomsonfly’s base is the subject of one of this week’s base analyses.

Image: route advertsDublin cheapest, Malaga most expensive

Wizz Air starts two new routes on 1 February from DSA to Poznan and Wroclaw. A comparison of one-way fares departing DSA shows how competitive Wizz Air’s fares are compared to those of the other scheduled airlines.


CHT DSA routes
Source: Airline websites on Tuesday 29th January.
Green shaded period is Saturday/Sunday. Fares include all taxes and charges but not any separate baggage or check-in charges.

Ryanair’s daily Dublin flight is regularly the cheapest destination with average fares for the next two weeks of under £30. Average one-way fares for Ryanair’s Spanish destinations, Wizz Air’s Polish routes and Flybe’s Belfast City service all come in at between £38 and £50. Thomsonfly’s Alicante and Malaga services are the most expensive for late bookers averaging £70 and £86 respectively up until the 15 February.


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