Thanet business leader David Foley says that the success of Manston airport is vital for the regeneration of the local economy.
The managing director of Manston Airport, Charles Buchanan, confirms that the future of the airport could be as a major cargo base for the uk.
The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England says that the future of Manston Airport might be as a freight hub.
However it says they have major concerns about the implications that might have for night flights.
More than 100 jobs are at risk at Manston Airport in Kent because owners Infratil plan to sell the site. The company made the shock announcement at an investor day in New Zealand yesterday. The companies other airport, Prestwick near Glasgow is also up for sale.