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A Quick Overview of Manston Airport
Kent International Airport and is located in the parish of Minster and partly adjacent to the village of Manston in the District of Thanet in Kent, England, 11 NM (20 km; 13 mi) north-east of Canterbury. Formerly the site of RAF Manston, it was briefly known as "London Manston Airport".
- The single runway is located about 1-mile (1.6 km) from the coastline at 178 ft (54 m) above sea level.
- At 2,748 m (9,016 ft) long, it has the tenth longest civilian runway in the United Kingdom (after Heathrow x2, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Stansted, East Midlands, Doncaster and Prestwick), capable of handling the largest long-haul aircraft.
- Originally built with three "lanes" during the war to handle emergencies, the runway is amongst the widest in Europe.