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Rival plans for Manston Airport

AIRPORTS

27 April 2018
Manston: re-open, or housing
Manston: re-open, or housing

 

A plan to re-open Manston International Airport in Kent has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. 

Manston, near Ramsgate on the Kent’s east coast, closed in 2014 but RiverOak Strategic Partners wants to re-open the facility, primarily for freight but also with passenger flights. 

The company says the UK needs more air freight capacity. Heathrow currently handles the most freight (1.5 million tonnes in 2016), largely carried in the hold of passenger aircraft. East...

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