Doncaster Sheffield Airport: All the updates after bosses announce it could close and petition is launched

Here is all the latest news today after bosses at Doncaster Sheffield Airport announced potential plans to close the runway down.
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Executives at Doncaster Sheffield Airport announced yesterday the airport could close if an upcoming ‘strategic review’ finds the runway is no longer worth the money.

Stay tuned and refresh this page for updates on this breaking news story which could have serious impact on South Yorkshire’s economy and cause havoc for airline passengers across the country.

In just 24 hours thousands of people have signed petitions against its closure.

Latest news: Doncaster Sheffield Airport could permanently close, bosses say in surprise announcement today

Key Events

  • Doncaster Sheffield Airport at risk of closure
  • Passengers told it’s ‘business as usual’ at Doncaster Sheffield Airport
  • Closure of airport could cost 800 jobs
  • DSA - a timeline of decline
  • Sheffield MP urges government to step in to save Doncaster Sheffield Airport
  • Prime Ministers’ parliamentary private secretary ‘reaching out for clarity' over airport

2:20pm - Latest blow for owner Peel after Sheffield and Teesside problems

The announcement by operator Peel that is potentially considering closing Doncaster Sheffield Airport will have come as a huge shock to many. But the company has a long and chequered history with airport operations in the UK, owning a number of bases as part of its vast commercial property empire.

12:06pm - Call for TV celebrities David Walliams and Matt Lucas to join fight

The call has gone out for TV comedians David Walliams and Matt Lucas to join the fight to save Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

10:08am - “The world can do without DSA,” says renowned travel guru Simon Calder

Travel expert Simon Calder has expressed his fears for the future of closure-threatened Doncaster Sheffield Airport, saying it would be a ‘shame’ if it closed.

10:05am - Thousands sign petitions to save Doncaster Sheffield Airport

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.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport: TUI says flights and holidays operating 'as normal'

Airline giant TUI says its flights and holidays out of Doncaster Sheffield Airport are operating ‘as normal’ following news that the base is threatened with closure.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport bosses were ‘in discussions over £20 million loan’ before potential closure annoucement says South Yorkshire mayor Oliver Coppard

The company that runs Doncaster Sheffield Airport was ‘in discussion’ with political leaders for a £20 million loan before announcing they could close the site to commercial flights and passengers.

3:45pm - Union in ‘deep shock’ at airport announcement

Union bosses say members have been left in ‘deep shock’ after it bosses announced the potential shutdown of Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

3:23pm - Politicians react with ‘shock and sadness’ at potential Doncaster Sheffield Airport closure risking

Politicians have reacted with shock and sadness at news Doncaster Sheffield Airport could end commercial flights to popular holiday destinations.

MP “deeply concerned” over Doncaster Sheffield Airport potential closure announcement

Tory Alexander Stafford, Boris Johnson’s Parliamentary Private Secretary, says he will be ‘reaching out for clarity’ over the potential closure of Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

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Alexander Stafford

Sheffield MP urges government to step in to save Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Louise Haigh, MP for Sheffield Heeley, has written to Grant Shapps, secretary of state for transport, and the board of the Peel Group demanding action to save the region’s only airport.

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Louise Haigh
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