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Manston Airport fears grow as KLM flights after April 8 no longer available for booking

21 March 2014
by KentOnline reporter

Fears for the future of Manston Airport have been heightened after customers reported being unable to book flights.

Earlier this week the site's new owner announced a 45-day consultation into its possible closure - putting 150 jobs at risk.

Now customers have have said they can't book tickets for KLM flights from the airport for after April 8.

A consultation has begun into the closure of Manston Airport

A consultation has begun into the closure of Manston Airport

It comes after airport officials announced the potential closure of the Thanet airport earlier this week.
A Manston Airport spokesman said: "Following a meeting with staff at Manston Airport in Kent today we can confirm we have commenced a process of consultation over the possible orderly closure of the airport.
"No further comment will be made until the consultation period with staff has been concluded."
The news comes as a shock as there was speculation that under its new owner, the airport could have a future.
Flights not available for KLM after April 8

Flights not available for KLM after April 8

But a turnaround team commissioned to examine its prospects concluded its commercial success could not be guaranteed.
The airport was bought for £1 by Scottish businesswoman Ann Gloag, who established the Stagecoach Group, last year.

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