TUI ‘keen to return’ to Doncaster Sheffield Airport

By Lisa James
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TUI has said it is ‘excited’ about plans for Doncaster Sheffield Airport and has been in contact with operators that are bidding to run it if and when it re-opens.

In an update, Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones said TUI was ‘keen to return’ to the airport if plans to re-open it are successful.

City of Doncaster Council has signed a 125-year lease for the airport and is in the final stages of appointing an operator.

Mayor Jones said: “Following our lease announcement last month, we have heard from TUI that they are keen to return to our airport, we have kept in regular contact with them since the structural review of the former DSA site was announced.

“We have engaged TUI with the bidders for their return to our airport to be explored and we are hopeful that we will see TUI back in Doncaster.”

The Mayor shared a comment from a TUI spokesperson, who said: “TUI has always supported Doncaster Sheffield Airport, proudly flying customers from the region and were disappointed when the airport closed.

“Doncaster Sheffield Airport delivered a fantastic airport experience for our customers, and we are excited about actively engaging with stakeholders about a potential re-opening.”

Mayor Jones added: “For the next couple of months or so it will be a bit quiet, as the confidential process to appoint an operator reaches its conclusion.

“With the right operator our airport has incredible potential to truly thrive and be the economic stimulus that we all know it can and should be.

“Our vision is for a world leading centre for sustainable aviation and the operator will share this vision and work in partnership with us to make it a reality. Once the procurement process is concluded we will make the announcement.”

See also: TUI confirms date of last flights from Doncaster Sheffield

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