Plans for more night flights at Kent airport could create 200 jobs

Contributed by editor on Feb 10, 2009 - 12:00 AM

Around 200 new jobs could be created if plans announced by Kent
International Airport for 11 more jumbo jet flights, take off at Manston.

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The request to Thanet District Council was put
forward by Infratil last week.

Cllr Sandy Ezekiel said: “It’s encouraging that major airlines and
industries are looking at Thanet now, which is what we wanted when we
said we were open for business.”

An extraordinary meeting of the council’s cabinet has been called to
discuss the issue on Thursday (12 February).

The flights will be freight and cargo journeys, not passenger trips, and
could start as early as May and could mean 747s based at the Thanet