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BACA calls for Manston airport to reopen

BACA has called for Manston airport to reopen as a “cargo hub” Comments (0) THE Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) has called for the Department for Transport to investigate why Manston airport was allowed to close in a short timeframe. BACA, the world’s largest air charter organisation with over 220 members, says reopening the airport as a cargo hub would free …

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MANSTON AIRPORT: Thanet council leader says no evidence of KCC…

Comments (0) THANET council leader Iris Johnston has welcomed a Transport Select Committee report which criticised KCC for a lack of action to help save Manston airport. The report, released yesterday, said KCC holds responsibility for aviation in the county but, despite passing a motion to support Thanet council in efforts to retain the airport, it failed to do so. The …

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KCC slammed in Transport Select Committee’s Manston airport…

The Transport Select Committee report said KCC held responsibility for aviation in the county Comments (0) KENT County Council’s reaction to the closure of Manston airport has been slammed by the Transport Select Committee’s report on smaller airports. Released this morning (Friday), the report criticised KCC for a lack of action, despite passing a motion to support Thanet council in efforts …

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Government pledges help to see Manston reopened

A minister today told representatives of investment firm RiverOak the government “would leave no stone unturned” in order to help find a way to “rescue” Manston airport. At a meeting of the Transport Select Committee, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Robert Goodwill MP, said prime minister David Cameron took a “keen interest” in the future of the airport. He said the Government would …

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Aviation minister unclear on Manston airport site ownership

Aviation minister Robert Goodwill, (left) and government deputy aviation policy adviser Ben Smith Comments (0) AVIATION minister Robert Goodwill MP has told the Transport Select Committee he is not clear who owns the Manston airport site. The minister gave evidence at a hearing today (Monday) alongside the Department for Transport’s deputy aviation policy adviser Ben Smith. Committee members grilled the pair on …

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County Hall U-turns an enlightening experience

Off the Record Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • If you can hear the sound of car gears crashing around County Hall, it is probably connected to the latest policy U-turn. After a reversal on plans to axe the number of community wardens comes …

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MANSTON: Key players grilled by MPs in Parliament over closure of…

Comments (0) Herne Bay MP Sir Roger Gale has claimed he was was “misled” by Stagecoach bus tycoon Ann Gloag, who told him she would operate Manston Airport for at least two years and invest heavily. Speaking at a meeting of the Transport Select Committee in Westminster on Monday, Sir Roger said: “I believe now that I was seriously misled. Mrs Gloag had …

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Manston airport: Transport Select Committee grill key players

Manston Skysport director Pauline Bradley said Manston airport closed amid huge debts and failure to attract new firms relocate to the site Comments (0) MANSTON airport owners told they Transport Select Committee they blamed the closure of the site on massive debts and a failure to attract business from Ryanair and British Airways. At an oral evidence session at Portcullis House in Westminster, …

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Transport Select Committee set to hear evidence on Manston…

Evidence on the closure of Manston airport will be heard by select committee members this afternoon Comments (0) THE Transport Select Committee will hear evidence relating to the closer of Manston airport later today. Airport owners, politicians and campaigners will all speak at the hearing, which forms part of a wider inquiry into the role of smaller airports. The session, held …

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Transport Select Committee – written submission

The Department for Transport has set up a committee to examine policy and make recommendations to the Government on the role of smaller airports. To our astonishment, they decided to spend an entire session looking at Manston, even though it’s shut. Before the hearing, we submitted our written evidence. Select Committee Response – October 2014 by NoNightFlights

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