Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Boris Discovers Manston

Boris Johnson gives Manston a passing thought in his Daily Telegraph column today.

He writes:

"South-eastern councils and the London authorities have decided to look again at all the options, around London, that could save us from the mistake of expanding Heathrow. They include making better use of existing assets, not least Manston, which has the longest runway in the country."

I wonder if this means that our local airport may yet become a serious candidate as an alternative to a third runway at Heathrow or a second runway at Gatwick?

We may yet see Boris making an impromptu visit of exploration to Thanet in the Mayor Force 1, pictured.

1 comment:

Major said...

Its my dream that one day in the not too distant future Ryanair or better still Easyjet, or both of them,will have at least a handful of flights from Manston.

Surely there must be enough demand for several appropriate destinations?

Could they not use Manston an intermediate stop in between other airports?

Unfortunately the state of the pound sterling (1 euro 07 as we speak) which has been talked down by Brown the PM, Darling the Chancellor and the Governor of the Bank of England does not bode well for increasing british tourism to Euro zone.

I would not be surprised if when there is parity between the pound and the euro that the government makes an announcement that we will join the euro by this back door method they have been using.

Sneaky! But what do you expect from this government?