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Lydd Airport expansion plans to create 200 jobs

CGI of planned extension to Lydd Airport

CGI of planned extension to Lydd Airport

The £55million investment to expand Lydd Airport could create 200 new jobs, new road infrastructure and ultimately around 500,000 passengers a year.

The finance manager of the airport, Hani Mutlaq, told councillors at a recent Lydd Town Council meeting, that these benefits could result from an expanded Lydd Airport. However, he did disclose that the extension to the runway has been delayed for a further year due to complex planning conditions and pre-building preparations.

Mr Mutlaq told the council, “In January last year we discharged 56 conditions for matters such as noise.

“We are now in the stage to start construction.

“The second phase will be in early 2017 so at the end of 2017 the runway will be completed.

“The total investment on the project will be £55 million. We are looking to break even.

“Every business has risks and without taking risks you are not a businessman.

“If plans go well we expect to have 200 extra employees to reach our target of 500,000 passengers.”

Phase one of construction is the pre-building work, which is due to start this year.

Mr Mutlaq said that initially the airport was hoping to have 30,000 passengers a year and that it would be open from 7am – 11pm with no night flights, despite having a licence to operate 24 hours a day.

He predicted that the project would initially make an estimated loss of £15 million due to investment in wages, supplies and building materials, but that they hoped to ultimately make a profit.

Mr Mutlaq also mentioned that Bristow Helicopter’s search and rescue service, which has been running at the airport since August 2015, would be given a permanent location there.

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