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