Comments (0) ARCTIC convoy veteran Roy Sinclair has been awarded a medal by the Russian government. The 96-year-old war hero, from Herne Bay, was presented with the Ushakov medal for his service more than 70 years ago as a telegraphist in the Royal Navy. He served in the Arctic Sea during one of the greatest feats of the Second World War. …Read More »
Infratil says it is still trying to sell two airports in Britain, despite passenger numbers improving. The company has been trying to sell Glasgow Prestwick and Kent International airports, which last year lost $10 million, for more than a year. Latest figures show passenger numbers at Glasgow increased 14% in May with more than 118,000 passengers passing through, and the …Read More »
Manston Airport is due to welcome the world’s largest commercial passenger aircraft for a critical crew training programme. British Airways’ first Airbus A380, a double-decked four Rolls Royce engine jet, will arrive at the Thanet terminal for a period of training in preparation for its launch into service later in the year. Once the A380 training is complete, the airline’s …Read More »
The plunging value of for-sale Prestwick airport contributed to a nose dive in its New Zealand owners’ profits, Infratil reported today. The firm said the Ayrshire airport and its sister at Manston in Kent were now together worth £11.4 million compared to £38 million a year ago. They had been valued at £44m in 2011. Infratil said the write-down had …Read More »
In the hope of finding why KCC are peeing our money away, we’ve asked Sharon Dawson (top banana at Visit Kent) some simple and obvious questions. We’ll let you know what, if anything, comes of them. Dear Ms Dawson, I understand that Visit Kent has been given £100,000 of public money in order to ‘market’ KLM flights at Manston. My …Read More »
Reports from the national and local press, and a couple of interesting takes on the story from the trade press.Read More »
The New Zealand company which owns Prestwick has said there is no sign of a buyer for the airport, and its value has fallen. Infratil put its two UK airports, which include Kent, up for sale in March this year. However it said the sales process for both had been “unsuccessful to date”. As a result, Infratil said it had …Read More »
Boldly Stepping… KCC are happily throttling themselves with management speak and business jargon, which is why some of their worst ideas are dressed up as “Bold Steps”. The latest in the series is “Bold Steps for Aviation” which is described as “a discussion paper which suggests how the UK’s aviation capacity needs could be met without the need to develop …Read More »
I am AGAINST night flights from Manston airport.
Living on the Nethercourt estate we bear the brunt of flights to and from the airport. The noise is so loud that we are afraid the planes will hit the roof of our house and is very frightening. We are woken up every time and it is difficult to get back to sleep again. If this happens as a regular event several times a night our health and well being will deteriorate rapidly, as has been proved medically
The more flights there are, there is more damage to the structure of the house and roof.
It causes animals to become traumatised at night by loud noises, I have even seen foxes and birds frightened at night.
It would be far better to develop the tourist trade of the area which will provide more jobs than the airport will.
We are too far east of Britain to make it a suitable area for a large airport the distances are too great for travel to the rest of the UK.
I am emailing to notify my strong opposition to the Manston night flight proposals. I and my family are living in Herne Bay immediately beneath the inbound flight path for aircraft approaching Manston from the East, and have for many years suffered the noise, pollution and danger created by the old aircraft used.Read More »
Please accept this email as a vote NO to night flights between 11pm and 7am.
Night flights into Manston Airport cannot be justified given the low number of daytime slots currently taken up. I would suggest that the airport operators concentrate on attracting daytime operations, particularly passenger airlines which are more likely to increase the number of staff employed at the airport.Read More »