Manston Airport in Kent in the UK looks like it will have to close, as it seems to be operating at a huge loss.
This small passenger airport that only last year forged links with KLM to introduce twice daily flights to Amsterdam seemed to be on the up.
Figures quoted in one national paper claim that the airport was losing around £10,000 a day which if true would make the operation unsustainable.
There is now a 45-day period of consultation in place and some 150 jobs there are now at risk.
Recent fame for the airport came when the Rolling Stones plane landed back after flying in from Australia after Mick Jaggers girl friend died and the band cancelled their tour of the country.
There is a campaign group launched to keep it from potential closure and their Chairman Nicholas Reed has stated that it would be horrifying and ridiculous for it to close.
He said; “Just over an hour from London it is massively under-used. Manston can take the largest of planes, and was an emergency diversion runway for the Space Shuttle, because of its facilities.”
This charming friendly little airport will be a loss to the county of Kent but also if this is turns out to be a permanent closure it also means the loss of an airport in the very busy and near airport operating capacity area of the South East of the UK.
KLM plan to keep flying and are taking bookings up to April 8th