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  • Location: Ramsgate, Kent, UK.
  • Location: Ramsgate, Kent, UK.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-26662484

    Ann Gloag, the new owner of Manston is looking to close the airport after only just over 3 months. The airports freight figures have been steadily increasing as one of the main import points of flowers and Veg and now has the UK's second largest designated point of entry for restricted food products.

    Myself and the rest of the airport team have put in many hours of blood and sweat trying to make this airport an ever increasing attraction for new airlines and business, of which has seen results over the last few years. The airport maybe making a loss now but we need two or three more years and im sure this entity will become a profit making organisation.

    Manston has loads of history dating back to 1916 and has been a unique airport right up to today supporting military operations, SAR, airshows, training, VIP's, cargo and passengers. Manston also serves as a diversion airport for many airlines including BA when things get tricky in London.

    Last summer the airport also served as the A380 and 787 training base.

    There are 150 people about to lose their jobs, these people are my family and after 22 years serving at Manston its difficult to comprehend that the airport may well be no more very soon.

    Please may I ask for your support in signing a petition to keep the historic airport of Manston alive ?

    https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-manston-airport?source=facebook-share-button&time=1395255972

    Time is running out fast, I thank you all in advance.

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  • Location: Ipswich. (Originally from York)
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  • Location: Ipswich. (Originally from York)

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