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Simon Calder's Holiday Helpdesk: Why is Manston never mentioned as a London airport option?

November 21, 2012

Q The Independent referred to the return of commercial flights, to Amsterdam, at the former RAF air base at Manston. I was down that way in the summer and agog at the size of the airfield. Given it wouldn't be difficult to link it via the High Speed One rail link or the M2, there is obviously a good reason why Manston is never mentioned as a possible new London airport option. What is it?

Nick Eastwell



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