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Thread: Why close Manston Airport (MSE) at a time of expansion plans for Heathrow and Gatwick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAFF View Post
    Like I suggested, it appears to be written from a predetermined conclusion backwards.
    6 mentions of Biggin Hill : 1.8 km runway
    3 mentions of Manston : 2.4 km runway

    Mentions of Manston : All only about closure, no mention of KLM's year plus of flights to Schiphol (until asked to leave)
    2.11 the future of Manston Airport in Kent was being disputed
    2.23 the recent closures of ... possibly Manston
    5.38 Manston airport closed on 15 May 2014, less than 12 months after its purchase by its new owner

    5.38 Manston airport closed on 15 May 2014, less than 12 months after its purchase by its new owner
    Re: point 5.38
    Manston Skyport Ltd took over the running of the airport on 29 November 2013
    On 19 March 2014, it was announced that a 45-day consultation period into the closure of the airport had begun
    So the closure was actually announced 5 months 2 weeks 2 days after its new owner started running the airport. Indeed less than 12 months ......
    Last edited by DrBeauWebber; 2014-06-13 at 15:01.

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