Robin Hood named UK’s best northern small airport

Robin Hood Airport.
Robin Hood Airport.

Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport is flying high after being named the best small airport in the north.

Influential consumer group Which? magazine’s members have given the airport, celebrating its tenth anniversary, the accolade.

The Yorkshire airport scores highly on queues at security and seating and baggage reclaim and scored 84 percent overall, taking the second place spot in the survey coming in just behind London Southend who scored just two percent higher.

The ‘Best and Worst UK Airports’ carried out by Which? assessed airports on areas that matter the most to consumers, including pick-up and drop-off, seating provision, queues at security, passport control and baggage reclaim.

The final standings were revealed after 11,266 Which? members shared their experiences of the UK’s airports with the group’s magazine.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport achieved five-star ratings in four key categories, specifically around queues, space around security, seating provision and distance to boarding gates.

It was the highest placed in the north of England in the rankings of 15 small gateway terminals followed by London City Airport.

Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, says: “We are delighted to continue to score highly on these annual surveys.

“Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us and we are developing a credible track record for delivering exactly what passengers want from their regional airport over a number of years.

“Doncaster Sheffield Airport has continued to expand, with a growing customer base, expansion of existing routes and new destinations, and this is down to listening to our customers and taking their feedback seriously.

“The results of these surveys are a good pointer to show that we are doing things right and or returning customers and regular repeat business are a true indicator that our expected high levels of customer service are being achieved.”

In the larger airport category that surveyed 20 gateway terminals, classed as those handling at least four million passengers a year, Newcastle ranked highest with a customer satisfaction rating of 66%.

For further information about Doncaster Sheffield Airport visit www.robinhoodairport.com