Quango loses £100,000 in Vir­ginia flop

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - SOUNDS GOOD -

A RE­GIONAL jobs quango has emerged as an­other ca­su­alty of the de­ci­sion to scrap am­bi­tious plans for di­rect flights from Kent to Amer­ica.

SEEDA, the South East Eng­land De­vel­op­ment Agency, has dis­closed it ex­pects to write off £100,000 it ploughed into the ill-fated flights plan for a weekly char­ter ser­vice from Kent In­ter­na­tional Air­port at Manston, east Kent to Vir­ginia.

The quango’s loss means that as much as £250,000 of pub­lic money in­vested in di­rect flights to and from Vir­ginia could be lost.

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