Why airport failed to get off the ground

A CONTROVERSIAL decision by planning councillors to allow Sheffield City Airport to be turned into a business park has killed off any chance the facility might be revived.

But it all looked so different back in 1997 when the first flight took off. A brief heyday followed which saw the airport offering flights to Belfast, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Jersey and London with the airlines KLM, Sabena and British Airways.

But even as the airport was being opened, a whole combination of factors were about to combine which would condemn it.


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