The bakers had also been busy at Doncaster Sheffiled, with the Yorkshire airport holding its own welcoming committee. Steve Gill, CEO Doncaster Sheffiled Airport presented Flybe crew members with their inaugural flight celebration cake. There is no incumbent competition on this airport pair, with it having last been flown in 2015 by Links Air.
Belfast City celebrated Flybe’s inaugural service from Doncaster Sheffield on 15 June. On hand to celebrate the launch was Ken Harrower, Country Manager Ireland at Flybe, who is seen here showing off the impressive route launch cake. The 341-kilometre airport pair will operate five times weekly on Doncaster Sheffield-based E175s.
- Flybe added another route to its UK domestic network on 15 June with the introduction of services between Doncaster Sheffield (DSA) and Belfast City (BHD). Europe’s largest regional airline will offer five weekly flights on the 341-kilometre sector, a connection that the airline will operate with its Doncaster Sheffield-based E175s. There is no direct competition on this airport pair, with it having last been flown by Links Air in 2015. Roy Kinnear, CEO, Flybe said of the new route: “Doncaster is a new destination for Flybe from Belfast and really strengthens our offering to customers travelling to and from the recognised ‘Gateway to Yorkshire’.” The inaugural flight coincided with the opening of the Great Yorkshire Way motorway link road from the M18 leading directly to the airport. Ellie McGimpsey, Aviation Development Manager at Belfast City Airport, said: “Doncaster is a great addition to our ever-expanding UK and Ireland route network and we’re delighted to welcome the first passengers to Belfast today. Flybe is our largest airline by number of routes and our strong relationship ensures frequent connectivity to a number of locations for both business and leisure passengers.” Chris Harcombe, Aviation Development Director at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, added: “This new route to Belfast offers more choice for our passengers and we are thrilled to be working closely with Flybe to put on routes that our customers want to see.” The airline is no stranger to this service, with it having served between the two airports in 2010 according to OAG schedules.