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FINANCIAL SUPPORT OFFER TO AIRPORT OWNERS TO KEEP DSA OPEN

Published 26 September 2022 at 9:33am

Public leaders in South Yorkshire have presented Peel with an ambitious package of financial support over the past 48 hours.

This will ensure Doncaster Sheffield Airport can remain operational into 2023, and would enable owners the Peel Group to give time and space for meaningful negotiations with credible potential investors.

South Yorkshire’s Mayor Oliver Coppard said: “We’re doing everything we possibly can to save our region’s airport. We’ve taken the initiative, gone out to the market and brought potential investors to the table, demonstrating that there is a viable future for DSA. But it has become clear that any deal to find a new owner or operator for DSA cannot be done in weeks.

"That’s why over the past few days we have made an offer to step in with financial support for DSA. This is not just about giving potential investors a sensible amount of time to put their proposals together, but also about protecting more than 800 jobs and providing certainty to customers, operators and our community at Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

“Doncaster Sheffield Airport is an asset to Doncaster, South Yorkshire and beyond. This is not a position any of us wanted to be in, but if Peel genuinely want to safeguard the future of DSA they will accept our offer and allow more time for prospective offers to develop.”

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Last Updated: 26/09/2022

Published In: Transport, Mayor, Featured

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