Aviation team grows at Robin Hood Airport

Aviation development manager Declan Maguire.
Aviation development manager Declan Maguire.

Bosses at Robin Hood Airport said new appointments in its Aviation Development Department will strengthen efforts to grow passenger numbers and continue to develop airline relationships.

Joining the team at Doncaster Sheffield Airport as aviation development manager is Declan Maguire who will have responsibility for both the Yorkshire base and Durham Tees Valley with a remit to work with both new and existing airlines.

He joins Peel Airports from the leading aviation events and online company Routes where he held the post of airline and industry relations manager, responsible for European airline relations. Before joining Routes in 2012, Mr Maguire, who holds a BSc degree in Aviation Management, worked for both Virgin Atlantic and TUI Travel.

He said: “It’s a pleasure to join a team dedicated to the development of Doncaster Sheffield and Durham Tees Valley Airports. I look forward to becoming familiar with the communities they serve, promoting new route opportunities and developing relationships with airline operators.”

Other appointments include Tom Henshaw who moves from Aviation Analyst to become Aviation Development Executive with responsibilities to support passenger development efforts and deliver growth in the General and Business sectors.

Dayle Hauxwell, Cargo Manager and Amira El Khrouf, Cargo Development Executive continue lead the effort to drive Cargo growth at the airport.

Leading the team with overall responsibility for passenger, cargo and general/business aviation at both airports is Chris Harcombe, who has been head of aviation development with Peel Airports since 2013 and has been at the forefront of route development and engaging with airlines.

He said: “We’re delighted to have Declan joining us from one of the industry’s most influential companies and bringing a wide range of airline contacts.

“Tom Henshaw’s enhanced role is also an important step forward in delivering our broader aviation strategy.

“Doncaster Sheffield Airport will be celebrating its 10th birthday this month (April) and we’ve added eight new routes from the airport in the past twelve months and doubled Cargo throughput. The new team will be dedicated to delivering further growth and helping the airport to achieve its true potential.”

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