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Manston (Kent International) has an excellent runway, one of the best in the UK, at 2,752M it outstrips other well known airports, Luton has 2180M, Southampton has 1733M Gatwick has 3,048m Heathrow has two runways Northern 3,902m and Southern 3,658m. Manchester has 2,999 m
The airport is 4 miles from a railway and 18 miles from HS1 (Eurostar), a light railway could be built for approximately £30-40M per mile
What annoys me is that the government turned down a project to build a new approach road at £28M investment, but they are happy to pile in Billions to Heathrow when no one really locally wants it. Thanet (Where Manston is) is an area that needs jobs and investment
It also has a small old terminal, but Bournemouth built a new Terminal for £13M, so for an investment of circa £200M the government will have a new airport, with a rail link and a decent length runway in an area crying out for jobs, it's only 7 miles from the estuary, so Boris this is your estuary airport.
But Senior politicians have ignored this option, they are happy to spend billions on unwanted vanity projects, My new company www.flylolo.com would fly from there if it opened