Doncaster Sheffield Airport: 20,000 sign petitions to save threatened airport in less than 24 hours

20,000 people have signed petitions calling for Doncaster Sheffield Airport to remain open – less than 24 hours after bosses admitted its future was in doubt.
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At least three separate petitions have sprung up after airport bosses Peel announced they were carrying out a six week strategic review to see if the base was still commercially viable due to financial pressures brought on by Covid and the departure of Wizz Air.

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Politicians and unions have also joined the fight to keep the airport, which saw its first commercial flight in 2005, open for passengers and holidaymakers.

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GMB, the sole recognised union at the airport has collected nearly 6,000 signatures on its petition, which you can sign HERE

A spokesman said: “GMB believes DSA is a vital part of South Yorkshire's local economy. Bringing good unionised jobs, economic growth and prestige to the local area.

“It provides a vital transport and logistics hub. It's loss would be highly detrimental to the local economy and result in the loss of good unionised jobs.

“In the middle of a cost-of-living crisis the last thing our members and neighbouring communities in Doncaster and the surrounding areas need is uncertainty about their jobs and futures.

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“Peel Group's decision will likely see a slow winding down of the airport over the next few months until its final closure date in October.”

Another petition has been launched by a planespotting group HERE with more than 13,000 names gathered so far, while a third petition has also been set up, which people can sign HERE.