Robin Hood airport started life in 1915 as Finningley Airfield. After many years of military service, it was decommissioned in 1995. The site re-opened in 2005 as Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield when the low-cost flight revolution made a new regional, commercial airport a feasible proposition.
In its first year, the new airport served 899,000 passengers and by August 2007 more than 2 million travellers had passed through its doors. Now, 1.3 million passengers fly to more than 35 destinations every year. Airlines operating at the airport include Flybe, Ryanair, Thomas Cook and Wizz Air.
Robin Hood airport is the UK's newest purpose-built commercial airport. The airport played a major role in an episode of Emmerdale in March 2012, with Danny Miller filming his character Aaron Livesy's final scenes in the terminal buildings. Other TV appearances include Come Fly with Me, The One Show, Prisoners' Wives and Spooks.
Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield achieved the highest customer score of 80 per cent in an online survey carried out by Which? Travel in 2011. The airport scored five stars for 'airport environment'.
The 2012 Best Airport shortlist