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Thursday, April 28, 2005

New Airport!

Hah, not in Dubai!

Spoke to my daddy on the mobbly jellyphone earlier, and he told me that Doncaster is now the proud owner of a brand-new, shiny airport. Actually the owner of it is Peel Airports and the website is here. Ryanair were apparently offering flights to Dublin for 49p! Outrageous.

But the other outrageous thing is the name of the place. It is apparently known as Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Doncaster has lots of celebs associated with it - Paul Daniels, Laurie McMenemy, Kevin Keegan and me. But Robin Hood never got within 50 miles of the place. He was a Nottinghamshire bloke through and through, and it's outrageous that it has been given that name. Arthur Scargill Airport would have been more fitting.

And what has Sheffield got to do with it? Sheffield is a proper city and should have done something about getting itself an airport of its own years ago. Bobby Hood is on the far side of Donny from Sheffield, so it's not exactly on the doorstep.

Anyhoo, best of luck to them, and if Ryanair or anyone else wants to start direct low-cost flights to Dubai we'll certainly be up for it! And we'd pay a lot more than 49p, might even go as high as a fiver.

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