New investment for Doncaster's airport

A £10 million redevelopment is on the way.

It's as bosses meet with the governments aviation minister to present proposals for an east coast mainline rail link and station.

They're seeking government backing to invest three hundred million pounds in the scheme.

The terminal investment programme includes a number of improvements and new facilities based on passenger feedback, such as an expansion of the retail food and beverage offering, new gate bridges and an expansion of the arrivals hall and security search area.

Airport management discussed plans which have the potential to unlock 33,000 gross jobs over the next 10 years - 10,000 of them within the next 5 years, in engineering, manufacturing aviation, energy and construction. 

Robert Hough CBE, Chairman of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: 

“Doncaster Sheffield Airport already boasts a modern purpose-built terminal building facility involving over £100 million of investment just fifteen years ago.  It is so important that as we grow, we continue to maintain our award-winning passenger experience.  Today’s announcement follows £3.5 million invested to create additional parking spaces to keep up with customer demand and £2m investment in our on-site solar farm that will generate 25% of the airport’s energy.

“We are pleased that the Aviation Minister recognises our position as a key part of the solution for the UK’s aviation needs and addressing the imbalance of just 1.2 seats per head of population in Yorkshire versus 10 in the South.  We are committed to our part in delivering the opportunity here around DSA which with the right support from government can start making an impact on people lives in the North now, not years ahead.”

Paul Maynard, Aviation Minister, said:  “Doncaster Sheffield is an award-winning airport and these enhancements will make the passenger experience even better, as it provides a vital service connecting communities and business across the UK.   

“We are absolutely committed to enhancing regional airports and air services and our regional air connectivity review will help deliver on the Prime Minister’s pledge to level up the whole of the UK economy.” 

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