Doncaster Sheffield cargo doubles
20 / 03 / 2015
Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, one of the UK’s newest commercial airports, reports a more than doubling of its cargo traffic to 945 tonnes in 2014.
Ebola aid flights to Sierra Leone in November and December by Anglo World Cargo contributed to a 112 per cent increase in freight, it said. Some seven B747-400F flights operated between October and December.
Operated for the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the flights’ cargo included beds, mattresses and medical supplies for five field hospitals in Sierra Leone.
Airport cargo manager Dayle Hauxwell said: "We were delighted to be a part of the UK’s efforts to help Sierra Leone defeat Ebola and we will continue to help in any way possible.
"The growth in our cargo activities is excellent and continued evidence that the Airport’s cargo terminal is enhancing its reputation around the world."
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