Published: 09:00, 09 May 2014 |
Updated: 17:05, 09 May 2014
Campaigners will gather outside Manston airport tonight to protest against the closure of the site.
Thanet residents from the Save Manston group will come together at 6pm for a "peaceful protest".
However, it has emerged bosses from American group RiverOak Investment Corp are seeking to open a dialogue with the Scottish businesswoman, who is understood to be in the US.
The consortium confirmed its chief executive has tried to make contact with the Stagecoach founder personally but is yet to receive a response.
Save Manston group chairman Keith Churcher said: "We are expecting a high turnout for the peaceful protest, which is happening to let the staff know we are supporting them and doing everything we can to save the airport.
"Hopefully it will also send a message to the owner that there is public support for her to sell it or keep it open."
Former Manston managing director Tony Freudmann is working for the group as spokesman and confirmed their chief executive was trying to speak to Mrs Gloag "principal to principal".
Mr Churcher added: "Lots of things happen at the 11th hour and we are still positive.
"The staff have acted with nothing but pure professionalism even though this is incredibly hard.
"I spoke to Ann Gloag last week and when I asked her what her intentions were she said to me 'everything's for sale'.
"So we need to know why bids have been rejected."
The airport is due to close on Thursday, May 15 at a loss of 144 jobs.
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