Was Manston airport always doomed?
With the "threat" of imminent closure we wonder aloud why the current owner purchased the airport as a business?
The question is why buy a business only to close it so quickly?
I can think of few actual assets that could be stripped from the company so this was not a value grab takeover. So what is going on here?
Well certainly the losses of £10,000 a day might be a contributing factor but are they the only issue?
The announcements of the closure have, it seems, scared away what business the airport did have.
So was the airport grab a bum move for Ann Gloag, was she always going to close it down or is this a sly move to get more out than she put in by making the MPs of Thanet find a buyer?