Plans for a dramatic rescue for Plymouth City Airport have suffered a major blow. For the first time the city council has made clear that it will not offer any financial support to save the airport which shut last December.
Sutton Harbour Holdings, the operator, last year exercised an ‘Armageddon clause’ in its 150-year lease on the land.
The company sold off its airline, Air South West, and then shut down the airport, stating that the business was no longer viable.
Leaders of both main political parties in Plymouth have kept diplomatic until now, providing cautious backing to the group Viable, which has drawn up a business case to run the airport.
But now the local authority leadership appeared to pull the plug on any support for Viable coming from the council, saying it could not pump money into any rescue plan.
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