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Robin Hood Airport

Robin Hood Airport Robin Hood Airport, the UKs newest purpose built international Airport, is built on the site of the former RAF Finningley airbase, world famous for its military air displays.

The scheme to convert RAF Finningley into a commercial airport attracted a massive amount of support from local residents, the business community and particularly the wider aviation industry, who appreciated that there was a gap in the provision of aviation services within the Yorkshire, Humber & surrounding regions.

RAF Finningley opened in 1936 and is best known as the front line Bomber Command base during World War II and the Cold War. The base also provided an air crew training centre of excellence for pilots and navigators.

The airport runway is just under 2 miles (2891 metres) long and was resurfaced in 1989 before the Ministry of Defence declared the site surplus to requirement in March 1995.

The station flag was finally lowered in April 1996 and many feared that this would be the end of this famous airbase. However, in June 1999 Peel Holdings purchased the site with the view to turning it into a commercial airport serving 2.3m passengers and 62,000 tonnes of freight.

Because of the excellent quality of the infrastructure already in place the airport has one of the longest runways in the north of England Robin Hood Airport has the capacity to handle charter, scheduled, long-haul, freight, general and business aviation internationally.

The development of Robin Hood Airport will ensure that the spirit and history of RAF Finningley lives on long into the future.

Robin Hood Airport Robin Hood Airport
Hayfield Lane, Doncaster Finningley Airport,
South Yorkshire

Tel: 01302 801010
Fax: 01302 801011


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