Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Is That Norfolk Virginia or Norwich?

Kent Online reports that weekly flights between Manston and Norfolk Virginia, will take off next spring in time for the 400th anniversary celebrations of the first settlement.

Aviation and council chiefs have confirmed the direct service between Norfolk International Airport and Kent International Airport, Manston.

Weekly charter flights will be operated by Bromley-based independent tour company Cosmos and its sister airline Monarch.

Start-up costs of at least £800,000 will be shared between Norfolk International (£400,000) and a group of Kent partners.

They include Kent County Council, SEEDA, Infratil Airports Europe (owner of Kent International), Kent Attractions, East Kent Partnership, Thanet District Council, Canterbury City Council and Gravesham Borough Council.

Kent County Council is injecting £150,000 in the project, with a further £250,000 coming from the other Kent partners.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes - well we all want to go to Norfolk Virginia don't we?

None of us regularly travel to Florida so that wouldn't be a better destination for these flights?