The ‘best airport in the country’ that was forced to close down – with fresh hope it will soon reopen

An airport that was forced to close in 2022 hopes to reopen one day.

Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones said the now-closed Doncaster Sheffield Airport was the “best in the country”.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport is one step closer to reopening


Doncaster Sheffield Airport is one step closer to reopeningCredit: Alamy

And a meeting is scheduled to take place on September 20th to allow the airport to reopen.

Ms Jones said everything including the “kitchen sink” was being thrown at the campaign.

She said: “Under my leadership, Doncaster City Council is doing everything it can to save our airport.”

“I am determined to deliver for Doncaster residents and businesses who agree with me that we need an airport for the benefit of the city, the South Yorkshire region and beyond.”

She added that she would “disclose the range of work carried out as part of the program to save the airport and our country.” next steps“.

Ms Jones previously said: “The takeover process will take time and will not be cheap.”

“However, this airport has the potential to be the jewel.” the crown the economy of Doncaster and South Yorkshire.

Doncaster Sheffield was a newer British airport, opening in 2005.

As the 29th largest airport in the country, it was once voted the best British airport in the United Kingdom.

Airlines like TUI and Wizz Air operated popular holiday routes to Tenerife and Lanzarote.

However, Wizz Air stopped its flights, leaving only TUI flights, forcing the airport to close in 2022.

Doncaster Sheffield isn’t the only one hoping to reopen.

Plymouth Airport, which closed back in 2011, hopes to reopen soon.

And Manston Airport could connect people across Kent as it is rebuilt with the hope of welcoming passenger flights.

The airport was forced to close in 2022 despite a petition to save it


The airport was forced to close in 2022 despite a petition to save itCredit: Alamy

Russell Falcon

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