GOSKYDIVE in Salisbury will continue to operate next year, despite the closure of Old Sarum Airfield, the Journal understands.

The airfield officially ceased operations at 4.45pm, on Thursday, October 31, after 102 years of operations.

But information given to the Journal reveals that, despite the closure, the company – which is currently closed for the winter – won't be affected.

It is also still taking bookings for when it reopens in February.

However, if the Old Sarum situation does impact the company, it is understood that other airfields near Salisbury could also be used instead for those who book jumps.

GOSKYDIVE has been approached multiple times for an official comment.

As reported, the airfield announced its closure plans in the summer, after a planning inspector turned down an appeal by Old Sarum Airfield Limited against Wiltshire Council after the authority refused planning permission to build 462 homes and create a “flying hub”, complete with a heritage centre, visitor centre, restaurant, and new control tower at the site.

This prompted director Matthew Hudson to issue a letter explaining his company’s “sevenfigure losses”, which led him and fellow bosses to make the decision to close the airfield.