Report deals blow to Manston reopening prospects

A Thanet Council-commissioned report has poured cold water on plans by US hedge fund RiverOak Investments to reopen the closed Manston Airport as a mainly cargo hub. Aviation industry experts, AviaSolutions said that the operation was unlikely to be financially viable, even under a the most favourable conditions. The study formed part of the evidence for Thanet District Council’s Local Plan, which could end Manston’s status as reserved for aviation use only. Manston airport ... [+]

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