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Forgemasters pledge to 'fly local'

21 May 2010

Sheffield Forgemasters is supporting Robin Hood Airport after pledging to 'fly local'.

Forgemasters staff travel frequently as part of business operations, and the company has joined others in the region by pledging to fly from Robin Hood, in Doncaster, where possible.

The pledge will see Forgemasters, one of five key regional businesses invited to be the first to sign, review its current requirements to see if there are more opportunities to fly locally.

Ken Brookes, senior sales manager at Forgemasters' rolls department (pictured far right), said: "As a global manufacturing specialist with important international links, air travel is a necessity for the company.

"Robin Hood Airport's investment in developing new routes to key European business centres, means we will look to increase the amount we ‘fly local'."

This spring, the airport launched a number of new city routes to cities including Amsterdam, Barcelona and Prague and Dublin. Robin Hood already operates services to Belfast and Poland.

Nick Smillie, aviation sales director at Robin Hood Airport, said: "Support from the local business community will be essential in ensuring that these new services are a success.

"Successful routes will enable the airport to make the case for additional business-friendly services."