Manston, cargo V passenger, thoughts please


There’s a bit of speculation that Manston airport, despite Mrs Pirate of Gloag’s best intentions, will reopen as an operating commercial cargo-centric airfield. Obviously not everyone is thrilled with this possibility. One enlightened individual wrote the following (rather tersely we at the towers thought) thoughts on the Thanet Gazette forum;

No it’s not a good idea – a cargo hub would be terrible for Thanet. The noise pollution would be horrific and I’ve seen no indication that it would bring a significant amount of jobs to the area.

This was countered by the following point or two. The work of genius and no mistake………………

So passenger aircraft don’t produce noise pollution but cargo aircraft do?

I’m confused I am.

Funny old thing isn’t it? The busiest cargo port in the UK (by value of cargo rather than tonnage or volume) is………wait for it……..Southampton?……..Felixstowe?……..Liverpool?……Dover?……..Teesport?……….Thamesport?.……Milford Haven?….…..ahem, Ramsgate? Nope, none of above it’s good old London Heathrow. Now that’s a part of the world that really is desperate for jobs, opportunities and hope?

 Oooooops, no, wrong again, that’s Thanet!!

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2 Responses to Manston, cargo V passenger, thoughts please

  1. John Holyer says:

    I like your style.
    For what it’s worth I support Manston as an airport, with a cargo hub, some passenger, private aircraft, aircraft salvage, flying school, service companies…..and there are many more possibilities. A Manston Airport would bring the high quality intelligent jobs to Thanet which we desperately need.

  2. sue says:

    There is a lot of anti-expansion feeling at Gatwick, could supportmanston join forces with Gatwick protestors on a NOGATWICK:GOMANSTON platform?

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