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Abandoned UK airport revival to include flights to Cyprus

The abandoned Manston Airport in Kent has been given the green light to resume operations and its future could include passenger flights to Cyprus, the Mirror writes.

Built during the Second World War when it served as a Royal Air Force (RAF) base, Manston has been out of operation since 2014.

In July 2019, it was announced the airport may restart operations by 2022, after it was bought by RiverOak Strategic Partners (RSP).

The airport is now undergoing renovation and is scheduled to open in 2025, the Mirror notes.

Although in the beginning, it will serve as a cargo airport only, negotiations are underway to add passenger services. The first flights could begin in 2028, according to the Mirror.

The owners are said to be in talks with Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air, The Sun reports.

If the cargo project is successful, then passenger routes to destinations such as Cyprus, Netherlands, Spain and Malta could be launched.

During the early 1990s, Manston saw weekly flights to Larnaca by Cypriana Holidays.

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