South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority

SOUTH YORKSHIRE'S LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP (LEP) REACTS TO DONCASTER SHEFFIELD AIRPORT CLOSURE

Published 27 September 2022 at 2:31pm

In reaction to the announcement that Peel Group are set to close Doncaster Sheffield Airport, South Yorkshire's Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Chair Lucy Nickson said: "We are incredibly disappointed and saddened to hear that Peel Group have decided to close Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA). Representatives from across South Yorkshire’s business community and the Local Enterprise Partnership have worked tirelessly with South Yorkshire’s Mayor, the Mayor of Doncaster, and other stakeholders to find a solution that would have seen DSA remain open and operational.

"A thriving international airport is key to our strategic economic plan. It connects our region to global trading opportunities, drives investment and supports innovative growth plans. But DSA is not only an important economic asset to Doncaster, South Yorkshire and beyond, it also directly employs more than 800 people and has created thousands of jobs across the region. Our thoughts remain with the hundreds of people who now face uncertainty about their future.

"We will continue to work closely with local leaders over the coming days and weeks."

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Last Updated: 27/09/2022

Published In: LEP, Featured

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