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Manston airport didn’t work, and neither will RiverOak’s plan

Out of the mouth of a former airport employee comes a word about the airport’s viability. Or, rather, a word about its non-viability. Read on for lots of lovely facts. As part of the redundancy consultation carried out between March and May 2014, the management team presented employees with the expected running costs for 2014-2015. With revenues of just £2.78m …

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A hill of beans

Manston was to be barred from importing beans unless it was properly registered. Manston applied for registration and was refused. A few days later, it was accepted. What happened in those few days? Nobody wants to say. Last year, Thanet was shocked to the core to learn that Manston might not be allowed to continue importing Kenyan beans at any …

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Sanctions busting at Manston

Many of you have been wondering why the state airline of a pariah nation regularly visits a failing airport in the corner of England.

A while ago, I was told that Iran Air come to Manston to refuel, which struck me as a "reasonable reason" but a woefully inadequate explanation. Things are now becoming clearer...

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Woken in the small hours, 25th October

Hi There, Just to let you know that we were woken at exactly 03:00 Wednesday 26 October with a very noisy night flight over Beltinge, Herne Bay.  As my husband has to get up at 04:40 for a train to London he was not best pleased. Best regards, Hi, I complained via Manston’s website and received an almost instant reply… …

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Does Manston already have a night flight schedule?

The proof may be sitting in your email account If we all get cracking on this, we may be able to present our case to Infratil and TDC at Friday’s KIACC meeting. The infuriatingly poor responses that are churned out by Manston’s complaints department do actually contain tiny grains of truth. With enough of these facts in one place, we …

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Cargolux in international criminal conspiracy

It appears that Infratil's best friends Cargolux are getting their arses kicked for their part in an international criminal conspiracy. Two conspiracies, in fact.

The US Department of Justice has accused several airlines of engaging in a conspiracy to eliminate competition by fixing the international cargo rates they charged, from at least 2001 through 2006. Three of the airlines have coughed up fines to avoid the presumably more expensive rigmarole of going through the courts.

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