Emirates SkyCargo ‘takes the biscuit’ at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Emirates SkyCargo ‘takes the biscuit’ at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Doncaster Sheffield Airport has officially welcomed the first flights from Emirates SkyCargo with the arrival of a major shipment of biscuits.

The airline has been helping ensure British consumers still get their biscuits following a national shortage, flying two Boeing 777 aircraft full of biscuits into the region in the last two weeks.

Dayle Hauxwell, cargo manager for Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “There has been a lot of press coverage about Britain’s biscuit shortage following the floods in December and we are pleased to hear that the factories hope to be up and running again this month.

“In the mean time we’ve been delighted to welcome two flights from Emirates full of the nation’s favourite biscuits.

“We’ve welcomed all sorts of different cargo over the years from a pride of Lions to last year’s consignment of tea, this time we’ve quite literally ‘taken the biscuit!'"

The arrival of Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo airline, based in Dubai to Doncaster Sheffield Airport, follows a record breaking year for the airports cargo division.

The latest cargo figures from the airport showed that 2015 saw the most freight handled since the airport officially opened in 2005.

Hauxwell added:“We were delighted to welcome Emirates to Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

“This new relationship shows that our cargo operations are going from strength to strength and our reputation for handling cargo flights from around the globe is growing.

“Thanks to this new relationship the Great British public have been able to enjoy a biscuit with their cuppa.”