Doncaster-Sheffield Airport has received a loan of £3.5m to provide more than 2,000 parking spaces as part of Sheffield City Region’s Local Growth Fund (LGF).
The substantial amount of the £23m LGF will go towards expanding the Meet and Greet car park by between 1,500 – 1,800 spaces with a further 500-750 self-park spaces around the airport. It is hoped the additional car parking spaces will be ready by the summer of 2019.
Ian Smith, Commercial and Passenger Experience Director at the airport, said: “This is great news for Doncaster Sheffield Airport and for our customers. This development is about ensuring that our passenger experience is easy, friendly and relaxed.”
“Our current car parking is within easy walking distance of the terminal and an expansion of Meet and Greet spaces and a further 500 – 700 self-park spaces will allow more passengers than ever to have a pleasant travel experience, from the very start of their journey.”
“Our first long-haul TUI flight to Sanford, Florida takes off in May and we have already announced new routes to Timisoara, Romania, Krakow in Poland and Cancun, Mexico in recent months, predicting a record number of 1.5m passengers for 2019."
“This funding announcement for the expansion of our car park is a positive step forward for Doncaster Sheffield Airport and our long-term plans for continued expansion.”
The £23m LGF will see funding for schemes in neighbouring Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield. Local Growth Fund is government funding award to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) for projects that benefit the local area and economy.
This investment will create jobs, attract investment, boost the region’s tourism offer and continue the strong track record Sheffield City Region has in building places where people want to live, work and play.