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Airport to 'lose another route'
Impression of new terminal building
Doncaster Airport will be a base for Thomson's low-cost airline
Humberside Airport is to lose another popular holiday route next summer.

Thomson Holidays is dropping its weekly flight to Malaga in Spain after a review of its 2005 summer schedule.

In May, the company announced it was switching its flights to Corfu and the Costa Blanca to the new Robin Hood Airport at Finningley near Doncaster.

In a statement, Thomson would only say that it was starting to sell holidays departing from the former RAF base in South Yorkshire from next Monday.

Despite axing routes in May, the company had said it remained "firmly committed" to Humberside Airport.

Losing the popular Costa del Sol holiday destination is another blow to Humberside Airport which will face increased competition when Robin Hood Airport opens in 2005.

The Manchester Airport Group, which owns Humberside, expressed its disappointment last year when the government gave the green-light for the Doncaster development.

Chief executive Geoff Muirhead said he believed that Yorkshire and Humber region needed "more airlines, not more airports".

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