The first passengers to fly from Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield on the new route are now Belfast bound.
Today saw the first flight with UK Regional Airline, LinksAir, take off from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to Belfast City.
Steve Gill, managing director of the airport, said: “We were delighted to welcome our first passengers for our new service to Belfast.
Roger Hage, LinksAir Commercial Manager, commented: “This is a great day for LinksAir as we celebrate our first flight from Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield. The Yorkshire airport is now our fourth aircraft and crew base.
“We welcomed on-board our first passengers and look forward to welcoming those from Belfast flying into the region.
“Belfast is a vibrant city and there is clear demand for services between Belfast and the Sheffield City Region.”
Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield have announced two new routes from the South Yorkshire airport.
Airline, LinksAir, is set to base an aircraft at Doncaster Sheffield Airport launching new routes to Belfast City and the Isle of Man.
Belfast flights, which start on 7 April, will run twice-daily on weekdays and a single Sunday return, departing from Doncaster at both 7.05am and 5.05pm daily Monday to Thursday, with a 10:45am and 5.50pm departures on a Friday.
Return services will leave Belfast City Airport at 8:45am and 6.45pm Monday to Thursday and at 12:25pm and 6.45pm on a Friday. A Sunday service will leave Doncaster at 5.05pm with the return leaving Belfast City at 6.45pm.
The new Isle of Man service will commence on April 14, operating on a Monday, Friday and Sunday
Work is set to start on a new link road between Robin Hood Airport and the M18, after Doncaster Council finalised plans. The final details of the scheme have now been completed and construction is expected to start in the summer.
Officials say the road will help ease congestion, increase business development and make the airport more accessible. The government agreed to fund the link-road in the hopes it will help create thousands of jobs.
Tweeters have thrown their backing behind the man found guilty of posting a comment on Twitter threatening to blow up Doncaster Robin Hood Airport. Today Paul Chambers appealed against his conviction for the second time.
A man fined £385 for sending a 'menacing' tweet is to appeal his sentence at the High Court today. Paul Chambers insists a tweet he sent threatening to blow Doncaster's Robin Hood Airport 'sky high' was a 'silly joke'.
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