Cargo rise at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

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Doncaster Sheffield Airport has seen its cargo throughput surge in the first six months of year compared to the same period in 2014.

The UK airport transported more cargo from January to June 2015 than it did throughout the whole of 2014. Last year it handled more than 700 tonnes. In 2014, the airport saw a 112 per cent rise in its cargo volumes compared to the 354 tonnes handled in 2013.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport cargo manager, Dayle Hauxwell, says: “The growth of the business in recent months has been excellent and is continued evidence that the airport and its cargo terminal is enhancing its reputation around the world for hassle free cargo operations.

“The amount of freight being transported has and continues to increase significantly and this can only be positive news for the airport and the regional economy.”

Through operator Anglo World Cargo, the airport has managed consignments during the six-month period to Nepal, Kenya, Venezuela, the US and European destinations such as Greece and France.

Anglo World Cargo managing director, Gary Winterman, explains: “It is clear that more and more companies and cargo operators are looking at Doncaster Sheffield Airport to distribute their products around the world.

“It’s great to see the work being put in by the airport coming to fruition with these latest figures, but very focussed on delivering further growth in the months ahead.”

Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s Cargo Terminal consists of 12,000 square feet of operational space and a full range of equipment and facilities capable of handling any aircraft. The airport has a 2,893 metre runway, and can handle the smallest parcel to large cargo on Antonov An-225s.

In March, the airport welcomed two Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777 cargo flights arrived with 200 tonnes of tea onboard (pictured above).