Flybe will no longer fly out of Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Airline Flybe has confirmed that all its flights out of Doncaster Sheffield Airport will cease after October.

The troubled carrier announced back in April that it would cut 8 of its 10 routes from Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) at the end of 2019.  It also stated that and withdraw the 2 jets based there, with the remaining flights to Amsterdam and Belfast City being operated by smaller Q400 aircraft based elsewhere.

However, Flybe has now confirmed that neither route has attracted enough demand from customers to continue operating.  This means that the last flight will operate on 26th October this year.

Their spokeswomen said:

Flybe would sincerely apologise for the inconvenience to those customers affected and confirms that all are being contacted and offered the option of being rebooked on an alternative flight or receiving a full refund.

Airport bosses say Flybe’s decision to cancel all flights out of Doncaster Sheffield Airport come despite rising numbers of passengers on the routes.

A spokesperson for the airport said:

Despite the withdrawal of these two routes, we are still expecting a record year having launched more routes since August last year than any other UK airport.

Flybe are currently going through a rescue strategy, making major changes to their business model to try and secure their future as part of the recent takeover.  This coupled with challenges on slot availability and wider industry uncertainty has led to the removal of these routes from DSA and a number of others across UK Airports.

Flybe has also cut its only continental European flight from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA).  It will no longer fly to Dusseldorf after 27th October.

Mary Vickers moved to North East Lincolnshire in 2010, from the Wiltshire/Hampshire border, to become Urban and Industrial Chaplain NELincs. Made redundant in 2017, she's maintained many of her connections within the business, faith, and other local communities. She's also decided to stay here rather than return to either the south or her husband's native Yorkshire, so that she can continue to enjoy and help promote the positives of NELincs.