Here’s a handy way of illustrating how much flexibility Manston Airport has under the current S106 agreement with Thanet District Council. Let us suppose that someone, somewhere, is interested in buying Manston. Clearly, this is hypothetical.
Instead of, ahem, doing any proper research to find out if Manston is financially viable, they’ve sent us a few questions about what they would be allowed to do. Read on…
Can I allow a Jumbo jet to fly in at 03:00 on a Sunday morning?
Of course you can, as long as you didn’t schedule it in advance. We’ve got an amazingly tolerant noise regime here at Manston. Even a 747-400 can be landed here at any time of night without paying a penny in fines to the community fund.