An-225’s flying visit to Robin Hood airport
20 / 03 / 2015
Antonov Airlines’ An-225 Mryia freighter made a flying visit to Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield Airport, to collect 150 tonnes of engineering equipment for a transatlantic flight.
Dayle Hauxwell, cargo manager at the northern UK hub, said: “The arrival of this huge aircraft is further proof of Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s ability to handle the largest aircraft and cargo shipments.
“We are working hard to develop our reputation as one of the UK’s leading freight airports and the arrival of the An-225 gives us a further opportunity to prove that we are capable of delivering a first class service.”
The freight was handled by Anglo World Cargo, the freight terminal operator at the airport.
Gary Winterman, managing director at Anglo World Cargo, said: “We were delighted to welcome the An-225 to Doncaster again.
“The airlines decision to operate to Doncaster Sheffield Airport is a great advert for the airport’s ability to handle this type of oversized cargo."