Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Misc. Forums > Airlines, Airports & Routes
Reload this Page >

Doncaster Sheffield-3

Airlines, Airports & Routes Topics about airports, routes and airline business.

Doncaster Sheffield-3

Old 13th Jul 2022, 08:52
  #241 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: East Angular - apparently!
Posts: 702
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by TimmyW View Post
I'm skeptical. A lot has just been spent on the terminal improvements.

If there is an announcement - how do you know it is definitely regarding closure?
I remember that back in the days of British Rail, the staff would go in fear of the builders or the painters arriving because it meant almost certain closure of the station or signal box concerned.

The cost of terminal improvements will be a drop in the ocean compared to what the land will fetch
barry lloyd is offline  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 09:01
  #242 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2022
Location: Bawtry
Posts: 50
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by TimmyW View Post
I'm skeptical. A lot has just been spent on the terminal improvements.

If there is an announcement - how do you know it is definitely regarding closure?
The new air bridges we're soley done to keep Wizz happy.. but the cost of this comes nothing close to the value of the land and the income going forward.
dsamole is offline  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 09:04
  #243 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: 2DME
Posts: 177
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Not sure Peel would hold a press conference to impart that kind of news. Besides anything they would be bound to tell their employees first before anyone else!
AndrewH52 is offline  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 09:07
  #244 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Doncaster
Age: 40
Posts: 532
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by AndrewH52 View Post
Not sure Peel would hold a press conference to impart that kind of news. Besides anything they would be bound to tell their employees first before anyone else!
Perhaps they already know, but there is a non disclosure agreement.

Would explain all the senior management leaving over the last couple of months.
TimmyW is offline  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 09:13
  #245 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Sheffield
Posts: 37
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by dsamole View Post
Also, i never said it would close "within a week".

Also, the "One Air" 747 isn't based at DSA at all, its used it as a facility to operate from for its single CAA proving flight, and is now parked up for the next 3 weeks until it departs for Prestwick.
Yeah and then another one will take its place. BOSA are recruiting for engineering to cover it.

Thereís loads of land around the airport, so why would they close the airport to build.. makes zero sense. Besides that Doncaster council arenít going to allow it, theyíd just block all planning permission. The airport and surrounding infrastructure is critical to the area.

We will see soon enough 🫣🫣
Alwayslistening is offline  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 09:17
  #246 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Doncaster
Age: 40
Posts: 532
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Posted on Facebook that it is a joint Peel and TUI announcement regarding a large increase in flights.

At this stage - who knows.

43 minutes to go..........
TimmyW is offline  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 09:53
  #247 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Doncaster
Age: 40
Posts: 532
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
https://flydsa.co.uk/latest-news/str...w-announcement

Game over.

Last edited by TimmyW; 13th Jul 2022 at 10:13.
TimmyW is offline  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 10:34
  #248 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Here & there
Posts: 68
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
All we can hope for is a suitable buyer to take the airport and make a success of it with Peel continuing to develop the surrounding ancillary land. I sincerely hope Peel arenít planning a similar stunt to what occurred with Sheffield airport all those years ago.
orion1210 is offline  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 10:36
  #249 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Doncaster
Age: 40
Posts: 532
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by orion1210 View Post
All we can hope for is a suitable buyer to take the airport and make a success of it with Peel continuing to develop the surrounding ancillary land. I sincerely hope Peel arenít planning a similar stunt to what occurred with Sheffield airport all those years ago.
The airport loses between 12-15 million per year.

Who is going to take that on - when no airlines other than TUI will touch it.

Peel have always wanted the land, they have it and won't give it up i'm certain.
TimmyW is offline  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 10:57
  #250 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: London
Posts: 654
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Doncaster Sheffield Airport faces closure as 'no longer commercially viable' | Yorkshire Post

Doncaster Sheffield Airport faces closure, its board has announced, just a month after Wizz Air announced that it was withdrawing its aircraft.

SealinkBF is offline  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 10:58
  #251 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Blighty
Posts: 5,154
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Where are TUI and Wizz likely to use for the routes they currently operate to DSA ? I would have said Leeds... but I'm not sure LBA has the capacity to absorb another 500,000 or even 1m passengers any time soon
Perhaps TUI add a bit to MAN and a bit to BHX, while Wizz add to EMA ?
davidjohnson6 is online now  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 11:00
  #252 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Doncaster
Age: 40
Posts: 532
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 View Post
Where are TUI and Wizz likely to use for the routes they currently operate to DSA ? I would have said Leeds... but I'm not sure LBA has the capacity to absorb another 500,000 or even 1m passengers any time soon
Wizz wont care about losing a handful of Eastern European flights.

TUI could split capacity between East Midlands, Leeds, Manchester for next year.

TimmyW is offline  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 11:01
  #253 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Here & there
Posts: 68
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by TimmyW View Post
The airport loses between 12-15 million per year.

Who is going to take that on - when no airlines other than TUI will touch it.

Peel have always wanted the land, they have it and won't give it up i'm certain.
Is it the airport they wonít touch or the airport operator?
orion1210 is offline  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 11:03
  #254 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Doncaster
Age: 40
Posts: 532
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by orion1210 View Post
Is it the airport they wonít touch or the airport operator?
Good question - but who realistically would buy it? And if Peel want to develop the land, they aren't likely to sell.
TimmyW is offline  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 11:06
  #255 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Northumberland
Posts: 7,226
Received 6 Likes on 4 Posts
Originally Posted by orion1210 View Post
Is it the airport they wonít touch or the airport operator?
Airlines seem to have no problem operating into Liverpool
SWBKCB is online now  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 11:19
  #256 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Doncaster
Age: 40
Posts: 532
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It will be interesting to see what the likes of 2Excel say about this. They've invested tens of millions into their set up at the airport. I can't see them rolling over and leaving without huge financial compensation.
TimmyW is offline  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 11:40
  #257 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Doncaster
Age: 50
Posts: 24
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The inabilities of the owner to sustain/attract the basic of routes to the airport.which will be its downfall.Iím unaware how this hasnít been achieved, but looking in from the outside they used great road network easy to get to,longest runway in the North card,it still didnít sell the airport. But yet in my eyes the writing was on the cards long before todayís announcement.

Sad day indeed as I know people who work at the DSA. I hope jobs for them will not be hard to come by. Good luck to them.

Reading through todayís announcement the doors will close at the end of the Summer season.
DSA-DUB is offline  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 11:46
  #258 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Blighty
Posts: 5,154
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally Posted by DSA-DUB View Post
Reading through todayís announcement the doors will close at the end of the Summer season.
A 90 day consultation from today would end on 11 October. Add 14 days for EU261, and we get to 25 October.
Summer 2022 schedules end on Saturday 29 October
davidjohnson6 is online now  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 11:58
  #259 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: London Whipsnade Wildlife Park
Posts: 4,960
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Grrr

Originally Posted by TimmyW View Post
It will be interesting to see what the likes of 2Excel say about this. They've invested tens of millions into their set up at the airport. I can't see them rolling over and leaving without huge financial compensation.
Apart from the ex Vulcan hangar, they must have build lots of new facilities since I last visited in 2019 then?
Buster the Bear is offline  
Old 13th Jul 2022, 12:01
  #260 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: London Whipsnade Wildlife Park
Posts: 4,960
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I guess you could put the Vulcan in the terminal and turn it into a museum?
Buster the Bear is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.