A tough economic climate has done little to dissuade holidaymakers jetting off from Yorkshire’s Robin Hood Airport, new figures have suggested.
The travel hub reports that it has seen passenger numbers rise by 12.6 per cent since April last year, despite only having been open for three years.
Speaking to local newspaper the Star, the director of the airport’s group Peel Airports said that he and his colleagues were delighted with the achievement.
"A year-on-year passenger increase of over 12 per cent is something to be very proud of," Hugh Lang said.
He added that he expected the airport’s success to grow even further now it has expanded its destination offering to include Polish city-break hotspot Warsaw.
Meanwhile, a local councillor has called for the Robin Hood train line to be extended from Mansfield to Robin Hood Airport.
Kate Allsop, Mansfield District Council’s portfolio holder for regeneration, told Chad.co.uk: "If the line was extended it would reduce the amount of people having to drive their cars to the airport and pay expensive car parking fines."