‘Busiest weekend of the year’ for airport

Robin Hood Airport
Robin Hood Airport

The August Bank holiday is expected to be the busiest weekend of the year for Robin Hood Airport with over 12,000 passengers expected to travel.

With further rain set to fall, airport bosses have seen a late surge of holidaymakers taking the opportunity for some end of season hotter weather.

Spain, Greece Turkey and Poland are amongst the more popular European destinations from the Finningley-based airport this weekend.

Robin Tudor, head of PR for Peel Airports, said: “Whilst the recession and the poor weather are doing their best to dampen spirits, it appears that the chance to jet off somewhere warm or get away for an exciting city break is still important to the region’s passengers.

“The great range of destinations on offer from here for passengers in South Yorkshire and beyond, look like proving irresistible for many.”