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New routes from Robin Hood Airport announced

New routes from Robin Hood Airport announced

Thomson Holidays is to launch two new routes from Robin Hood Airport next summer.

The tour operator will be launching flights to the Greek island of Kos in addition to services to the popular Egyptian destination of Sharm el Sheikh.

Robin Hood Airport spokesman, Nick Smillie, explained that the new routes underline the hub’s expansion ambitions.

He said: "The growth of Thomson’s service to two more fantastic destinations shows the strength of our operations here and reflects our ambitions to expand the airport despite the current economic climate.

"We performed ahead of Thomson’s UK programme average with load factors consistently higher than last year so the objective is to build on that yet again and attract further growth from key players."

Robin Hood Airport recently lost an appeal for a business rate exemption of £4 million following losses £9.6 million in the 2005-06 financial year.

The airport’s owner Peel Holdings is due to provide a list of business proposals that set out the strategy for Robin Hood Airport over the next 20 years.