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Doncaster Sheffield Airport staff fend off the snow

Doncaster Sheffield Airport staff fend off the snow

Staff at Doncaster Sheffield have been working around the clock to ensure that the airport has remained open for passengers flying to winter sun destinations.

With heavy snow falling throughout Yorkshire, many employees have been staying with colleagues who live closer to the airport so that they can make it into work.

This has allowed the region’s winter holidaymakers to reach their destination, despite the unusually cold weather.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport director Mike Morton said the past few days have been "extremely hard work" but staff have "done everything possible" to keep things running smoothly.

"We almost managed it, apart from a short period of time when the snow beat us, but our staff worked extra hours in freezing conditions, in some of the worst cold weather we have had for decades, so that our passengers could fly off for their winter holiday" he commented.

Mr Morton went on to say that the airport is bracing itself for more bad weather but promised that airport staff "will give their all" should more snow strike.

Flybe recently confirmed that it will be launching extra flights to Jersey from Doncaster Sheffield throughout the summer.