FTA backs Manston Airport as vital temporary contingency for Operation Stack

Manston Airport

The FTA has come out in favour of Manston Airport as a short to medium term contingency for Operation Stack, after it was revealed the government had paid approaching £6m to rent it. The figure was finally released after an internal review was conducted of the DfT decision not to release it initially. Senior civil servant Anthony Ferguson said that “the strong case in favour of disclosure is not outweighed by the arguments against”. As a result, in a letter […]