Doncaster Sheffield Airport voted UK’s best ahead as fight continues

Doncaster Sheffield Airport voted UK’s best ahead as fight continues

Doncaster Sheffield Airport has been voted the UK’s number one by travellers as it prepares to wind down operations from next week.

Owners Peel Group said Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) would be wound down from October 31 as it was not profitable.

The airport was praised by customers for short queues, friendly staff and “faultless service” for the fourth time in a row, according to a Which? report.

Doncaster beat other small airports including Exeter, Liverpool John Lennon and London City with a customer score of 85%.

The score is based on a combination of overall satisfaction and how likely respondents are to recommend the airport, consumer group Which? said.

Almost 7,500 customers were asked to rate their experience over the last two years at UK airports, ranging from check-in queue times to the amount of shops.

DSA scooped five-star ratings for queues through security and at baggage reclaim, as well as for seating and toilet facilities.

Although the airport is set to close imminently, Mayor Ros Jones said a ‘credible offer’ had been made to Peel to buy the airport.

Sharing the news Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones said: “A credible offer has been submitted to Peel by one of the interested parties we introduced to them.

“This offer was submitted to Peel last night. I then followed up with a letter to our new UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak requesting him to urgently step in, put pressure on Peel to suspend the closure whilst they seriously consider the offer that has been put to them and to SAVE Doncaster Sheffield Airport.”

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