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Lydd airport looks to cash in on Eurostar cuts

Contributed by editor on Sep 16, 2006 - 11:00 AM

LYDD AIRPORT LOOKS TO CASH IN ON EUROSTAR CUTS


Lydd Airport on Romney Marsh, is looking to attract scheduled flights to Europe following the news that Eurostar rail services will be cut back at the nearby Ashford
International station.



Managing director of the London Ashford airport, Zaher Deir, told the Travel Mole website that he was ready to help the local economy shake off an downturn in trade that may result once Eurostar scales back operations.



"If Eurostar services are being cut at Ashford International Station then it becomes even more crucial for local authorities, economic development agencies and others in the private sector to support our plans to offer a range of air transport services from Lydd,” he said.



“Today we have the facilities and capacity to handle 300,000 passengers a year and could be ready to cope with 500,000 passengers a year within 12 months." 



The airport has had over £20 million of investment spent on it and has ambitious plans to create a strong regional base that will be capable of handling two million passengers a year by 2014.

 
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