Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is forecasting its busiest year ever for passengers with almost 1.5 million set to fly from the Yorkshire airport in 2019.
This follows the launch of a number of new routes with Wizz Air, TUI and Flybe in 2018.
The airport has added long-haul routes with the first passengers to Sandford, Florida jetting off in May. A further long-haul route to Cancun, Mexico will begin in Summer 2020.
As a result of the expansion, an extra 250,000 seats are available from DSA, a 25 per cent increase on the previous year.
DSA aviation development director, Chris Harcombe (pictured above) said: “We are very much looking forward to what we are confident will be a record-breaking year for us. With a significant increase in our seat capacity, with just over half being low cost, we are expecting in the region of 1.45m passenger in the year ahead.
“We’re delighted with the way airlines have responded to strong customer demand and our Easy, Friendly, Relaxed experience for passengers. TUI has added seven new routes in the last year (Pula in Croatia, Hurghada in Egypt, Kos in Greece, Enfidha, Tunisia and Bodrum in Turkey), including two long-haul destinations of Florida and Mexico.
“Flybe’s routes continue to prove really popular for customers seeking a European city-break or leisure destinations such as Belfast, Paris, Malaga and Faro. Wizz Air has started new routes to Budapest and Debrecen, Hungary, with new flights for Krakow, Poland taking off in May this year.”