Big crowd outside meeting on Manston Airport's future

A meeting is underway in East Kent in a bid to keep Manston Airport open. The site's owners announced plans to close the airfield earlier this month.

The shock announcement was made on Thursday 20th March. A process of consultation is underway. The airport employs 150 local people.

A crowd of people listening to proceedings on loudspeaker outside the meeting about Manston Airport's future

A few days ago the local MP, Roger Gale - who represents Thanet North - said he had been approached by a potential buyer for the site.

A packed hall for thee meeting about Manston Airport's future

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Meeting held in bid to save Manston Airport from closure

A meeting is being held in East Kent in a bid to keep Manston Airport open. The site's owners announced lans to close the airfield earlier this month.