The Peel Group, owners of both Doncaster (DSA) and Liverpool (LPL) airports, has put out a statement concerning the future of the Yorkshire operation.  The airport sights the very short notice of the British-registered but Hungarian-based airline Wizz Air to discontinue services.

Peel Group has conducted a review of DSA following the pandemic and Wizz Air’s decision to close its base there...It said: “However, despite growth in passenger numbers, DSA has never achieved the critical mass required to become profitable and this fundamental issue of a shortfall in passenger numbers is exacerbated by the announcement on 10 June 2022 of the unilateral withdrawal of the Wizz Air-based aircraft, leaving the airport with only one base carrier, namely Tui.

“This challenge has been increased by other changes in the aviation market, the well-publicised impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and increasingly important environmental considerations.

“It has therefore been concluded that aviation activity may no longer be the use for the site which delivers the maximum economic and environmental benefit to the region.”

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