Thousands sign petition to save Doncaster Sheffield Airport

By Lisa James
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A petition to save Doncaster Sheffield Airport from closure has been signed by over 30,000 people.

It was set up on Wednesday, after owner Peel Group warned its future was in doubt.

Peel, which acquired the site in 1999 and converted it into an international commercial airport in 2005, has said DSA ‘never achieved the critical mass required to become profitable’ and warned ‘aviation activity may no longer be the use’ for the area.

One report says Peel has already earmarked the airport for future use as warehouse.

The petition, set up by Yorkshire Plane Spotting, says hundreds of jobs will go and Doncaster, which recently gained city status, will be negatively affected by the closure.

It reads: “Doncaster Sheffield Airport serves Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and many more towns around the UK.

“Hundreds of jobs will be lost at the airport, and I feel like Doncaster, which has just become a city in the last couple of months, will be going backwards if the airport shuts down.

“It has potential to become one of the best in the UK with a great terminal building, and great links to towns and cities with the newly built link road. Doncaster currently serves routes around Europe, the USA and Mexico, this would be a tragedy if it gets taken away from us.”

See the petition here.

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