Blow to Manston reopening hopes

Manston Airport has been sold to a regeneration company that plans to develop it for non-aviation use. Trevor Cartner and Chris Musgrave, part of the consortium behind Discovery Park, Sandwich, have bought a majority stake for an undisclosed fee, the BBC reported. The site was bought by transport magnate Ann Gloag, who co-founded the Stagecoach Group, for £1 last October but it closed in May in the face of continued ... [+]

Manston workforce win stay of execution

The consultation period over the future of Manston Airport and its workforce has been extended until a final decision on its future is made, says the Unite trade union. A 45 day consultation period was due to end on 11 May, and redundancies could have been announced from that date – ... [+]

Manston workforce draw up survival plan

Manston airport's workforce has presented short- and long-term business plans to management to allow the airport to continue operating. The Unite union has also asked the company to extend the 45 day consultation period – due to end on 11 May – to allow all options to be explored. The ... [+]

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