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From Allan Jones
News that the DCO has been accepted is wonderful as Thanet, and the rest of the country, so needs Manston as an operational airport. The location is perfect and can take off so much of the pressure on freight flights into the major airports of the south east at a time when capacity is under pressure. Thanet is a relatively poor area(like many coastal areas) with high unemployment. Having a fully operational airport back at Manston would bring a much needed boost regarding employment, as real jobs would be created. These are so necessary in this area. The increased freight traffic would also help to bring prosperity to the region with the strong likelihood that passenger flights would quickly follow with all the benefits that would bring.
I fully support Manston becoming an airport once again.”