Up to 1,000 people are set to join workers, local politicians and union reps on a march to save Doncaster Sheffield airport.
The airport’s owners, the Peel Group, have announced they would be winding down operations from the week commencing 31 October, despite the offer of public cash to keep it open until a buyer is found.
Doncaster Sheffield Airport workers went to Parliament last week [13 October 2022] to hand in a 100,000 strong petition  to save the site. 
Sarah Barnes, GMB Organiser, said:
“There's a genuine chance we can save our amazing airport, if Peel decides to do the right thing.
“If they won't, we need the Government to step in and use the powers and influence they have.
“Peel group has been offered £7 million by the South Yorkshire MCA and Mayor Jones to underwrite losses from public money for a year.
“The only reason they’ve turned it down is they think they can make more cash closing their airport and flogging the site for housing.
“That is not good for the people of South Yorkshire and we cannot let them get away with it.”
Media enquiries: GMB Press Office on 07958 156846 or at [email protected]
Notes to Editors:
Where and when: Saturday, 22 October 2022. Meet at Hayfield School Hurst Ln, Doncaster DN9 3HG at 3pm
March begins 3.30pm
Arrive Doncaster Sheffield Airport, First Ave, DN9 3RH 4.15pm
Speeches from local MPs and South Yorkshire mayor