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Thomson won’t stop flights from Robin Hood Airport

Thomson Flights will not be stopping its flights from Robin Hood Airport, airport chiefs have told the Doncaster Free Press.

Thomson Flights will not be stopping its flights from Robin Hood Airport, airport chiefs have told the Doncaster Free Press.

Rumours had been circulating that the airline would pull its services from the Doncaster-Sheffield airport, although they now appear to be unfounded.

Speaking to the newspaper, Robin Tudor, spokesman for airport operator Peel Airports, said that Thomson, which is part of the TUI Group, would operate flights from Robin Hood for another decade.

"Doncaster Sheffield Airport continues to work closely with TUI and is delighted that the operator will in fact be increasing its capacity through the airport for summer 2009 by utilising larger aircraft on many of their routes," he said.

Thomson has insisted that Robin Hood remains an "important departure airport" and dismissed claims that its flights were being reviewed on a continual basis.

The carrier counts Spain, Greece and Turkey as some of its 21 destinations from Robin Hood.

Thomson stopped operating flights from Coventry Airport in November but continues to operate from 23 other UK airports.

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