Manston International Airport

Airport has ceased operations
City: Manston-Kent, EN
Country/Territory: United Kingdom


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Manston (formerly Kent International Airport) is a decommissioned airport located in Kent, southeast England. The airport site was owned by Ann Gloag, co-founder of Stagecoach Group, who bought it for GBP1 in Oct-2013. The airport announced its closure on 15-May-2014. Outside buyers had been sought to purchase the loss-making facility, with a US firm offering GBP5 million on 6-May-2014. The offer was rejected.

On 30-Jun-2016, RiverOak Investment Corporation published a development consent order "scoping report" on the proposed development of Manston International Airport as a freight hub. In Aug-2022, it was stated that construction is expected to commence in 2023 with the airport expected to handle its first cargo services in 2025.

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