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Charter airline Small Planet Airlines Boeing 737 touches down at Lydd Airport for first time

By Matt Leclere

The first charter airline flight arrived at Lydd Airport yesterday.

Crowds gathered to watch the Boeing 737 jet land.

It comes days after the airport won a long High Court battle over its plans to expand the runway and terminal which would see the airport cater for holidaymakers.

The first passenger airliner touches touches down at Lydd in June 2014

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The Boeing 737 arrival attracted a lot of attention

The plane, operated by Lithuanian based Small Planet Airlines, landed just after lunchtime and attracted lots of attention from residents.

Campaigners against the expansion of the airport mooted their concerns at the aircraft's arrival pointing to noise levels and the proximity to the Dungeness nuclear power station.

Lydd Air, a charter flight company based at the airport, posted this video to their Facebook page saying it was hopeful of one of hundreds to come.

See more in this week's Kentish Express - out Thursday.

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