Published: 00:01, 25 February 2012
| Updated: 16:02, 02 May 2019
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World-class Olympians could soon
be flying into Kent.
Manston Airport now has a fully
licensed Equine Border Inspection Post, for the importation of
horses into the EU from non EU states.
It can accommodate up to 10
horses at any one time.
The airport hopes to play a key
role in transporting horses for equestrian events at the Olympic
Games, and has offered its services to officials.
Charlie Buchanan, chief
executive at Manston, said it's an exciting time.
He added: "There are equine
events in the Olympics and so we have this open in time to satisfy
some of that need.
"The investment is further
evidence of our determination to make the airport a commercial
Allan McQuarrie, group manager
for freight development at Manston said: "We have offered the
facility and the airports services to the Olympic Committee as we
believe Manston ticks all the boxes with no slot restrictions and
no congestion in the air or on the ground."
Manston Airport is working
together with locally based Quex Park Livery to ensure that
experienced staff are on hand to assist with the horses.
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