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Manston Airport ruled out of interim Davies report

Posted on Dec 17, 2013

The interim report from the Airports Commission into airport capacity and connectivity in the UK has been published today.

Manston has currently been ruled out.

The proposal set out policy initiatives and surface transport improvements to develop Manston as a ‘reliever’ airport for London and the South East, freeing up capacity at more congested airports, and reducing the need for new runway capacity to be built.

The report says “This proposal presents some potential as a reliever airport, but does not address the larger question of London & South East capacity. The concept of reliever airports is considered in short and medium term work. Please see Appendix 1 for further information.”

Read more at Kent online.