Bosses at Doncaster Sheffield Airport have announced it must close at the end of next month after the business was declared ‘unviable’ – leaving about 800 jobs at risk.
Peel Group, which owns the major UK airport, said high ‘fixed costs’ and recent world events had left the business with a ‘fundamental lack of financial viability’.
Managers at the regional terminal, serving 1.4 million passengers a year across 54 destinations, had been in talks with government officials about a rescue plan.
But a spokesperson for the groups said these hadn’t delivered ‘any tangible results’, and following a strategic review, the business was declared ‘unviable’.
Bosses will be ‘winding down’ their operations as the airport prepares to close at the end of October this year.
This comes despite the fact Liz Truss vowed to save the airport as part of the levelling-up campaign in her first prime minister’s questions as she said regional airports – including Doncaster Sheffield – ‘are a vital part of our…