Business expansion
United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; South Yorkshire; Barnsley
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51 - Air transport

7,600 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
28 April 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


The new Robin Hood airport, near Doncaster, has opened on 28 April 2005 and has already created 600 jobs in an area heavily hit by coal mining closures. The prospects are for a further 7,000 jobs to come over the next 10 years. Peel Holdings, which operates the airport, claims that Robin Hood is the first full-service facility to open in Britain 'for 30 years'. The airport has the capacity to handle 2.3 million passengers a year and 62,000 tonnes of freight, and its 1.7 mile runway is capable of taking the new A380 Airbus.


  • 28 April 2005: The Guardian


Eurofound (2005), Robin Hood Airport, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 61480, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61480.