Thursday, 2 August 2012

Why not Manston website

I eventually found the website for the Manston Airport focus group Why not Manston. So if like me you think Manston offers a credible answer to the transport problems of the UK you can sign up on the website. I have already done so because I feel those who are anti Manston seem to be the only people that are ever heard the rest of Thanet would if not welcome with open arm at least accept the airport needs to be able to work without one hand tied behind its back.So if you like me would like to see Manston grow and prosper visit www.whynotmanston.co.uk

11 comments:

  1. Change your blog name. 'Promote Thanet' excl. Ramsgate

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  2. change your name from Anonymous then.. A lot of Ramsgate residents would like to see Manston a lot more successful.. The trouble is the anti brigade are very vocal in their protests and those who are pro say very little and our council listen to the anti

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  3. Probably because there's not much to commend it, unless you fall for the spiel that Infratil gives out.

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  4. Thanet residents were advised that:
    "Manston will operate round the clock to accommodate up to 192 arrivals and departures every day in the run up to the Olympics. A maximum of 44 aircraft will use the airport between 10pm and 7am."

    Apart from the usual freight I've not noticed any increase in capacity. So you ask 'Why not Manston?' Best ask all the operators and visitors who've avoided it in their droves.

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  5. I would like to see Manston expand and suceed. Anonymous said thers not much to commend it, there is a lot, good road links, Less than two hours to London. Perhaps he has never flown from there, I have.
    David

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  6. Even if Anonymous wishes to stay anonymous (why? we ask), s/he could at least give us their source for the statement s/he supposedly quotes, about Manston operating round the clock. Also, is Anonymous 1 the same as Anonymous 2? This gets very confusing. If you have do not want to use your own name (Why?), then use an invented one.
    Nicholas Reed

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  7. http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/2012/january/21/olympics_flights.aspx#.Tx1RMYhRX_B.facebook

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  8. I see from My facebook one of mmy friends is flying from Manston this weekend. So much easier than Gatwick or Heathrow

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  9. Thanet would be a far better place by promoting the airport. I have lived here since 1958, when the Americans had their jets flying over day and night, there was not too much impact then.
    The airport has the largest runway in Northern Europe,so surely it should be used, then the employment figures could be reduced, and Thanet would become a better place for us all to live in. How do we make the local Councillors listen to the public opinions?

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  10. Improvement across this Island is continually blighted by corruption leading to inappropriate development or the disproportionally loud whinging of NIMBYs quashing genuine innovation.
    I can't help but think that a Venn diagram showing groups exhibiting these charateristics would have a large area of crossover.
    Greater use of Manston can only be a good thing.

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  11. This area should be booming, how many other areas have a Airport and a ferry terminal/harbour like us. Jim Hunt

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