Commenting on the announcement from Peel Group that the Board of Doncaster Sheffield Airport have begun a review into their options to see whether the airport is still commercially viable.
Louise Haigh MP for Sheffield Heeley and Shadow Transport Secretary, said:
“The announcement from Peel Group is extremely worrying for jobs and investment in South Yorkshire. Peel must not renege on the ambition that has been set for our airport and our region.
“The Government has completely failed to support the aviation sector as we recover from covid, and jobs have been lost as a result.
“Today, I have written to the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps to demand that he take every possible step to secure the future of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, including securing far better public transport links to the airport. The Government has neglected the aviation industry in its recovery and must now do everything in its power to support our region.
“I have also written to the Board of Peel Group to ask that they reconsider this decision and to offer to work with them to secure the future of the airport. South Yorkshire has invested in Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Peel Group, and we now need to see the same level of investment from Peel.”