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Thomson Airways to increase Doncaster Sheffield capacity

Thomson Airways to increase Doncaster Sheffield capacity

Over 15,000 additional passengers are expected to take off from Doncaster Sheffield Airport next summer after a leading airline announced plans to increase its capacity.

Thomson Airways, which accommodates Thomson and First Choice holidaymakers, will be providing extra seats for passengers travelling on cheap flights to Dalaman, Bodrum and Tunisia.

Capacity will also be increased on its summer routes to Lanzarote, Malaga and Mahon.

Doncaster Sheffield director Mike Morton said he is "delighted" that Thomson is increasing its overall capacity at the airport by nine percent compared to this summer.

"The growth is a result of strong summer 2010 forward sales and will see Thomson Airways operating two 737-800s and one 737-300 for summer 2011," he commented.

"We have been working to raise awareness of the routes we serve and are happy with this predicted growth looking forward."

Doncaster Sheffield is Britain’s newest purpose-built airport and handles approximately one million passengers a year.

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