The latest news from Manston is that Seguro Travel based in Macclesfield, will operate flight-only and package holiday deals from this summer.
A chartered 180-seat airbus A320 will take off for Faro on the Portuguese Algarve, and Barcelona every Thursday, starting on May 25.
The operation will be called Kent Escapes. Passengers can book online or through a call centre, currently based at Glasgow Prestwick Airport but there are plans to set up a call centre at Manston.
The aircraft will be operated by LTE, an airline based in Majorca. Packages will start at £309 for seven nights all inclusive holiday accommodation on the Costa Brava, and £239 for seven nights self catering in the Algarve. Flight-only fares will be the same.