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An out of town shopping centre with restaurants and movie multiplex?

One of the only, who then charge you to park your car to be able to use it.

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On 6/20/2019 at 2:22 AM, Twitch said:

In the interests of raising much needed funds for the Airport perhaps Jacksons could sponsor the little car ride that is slap bang in front of the Utmost branding.

The poor kids would be very disappointed. Put 50p in the slot and be told you can ride on the car in approximately 6 weeks, after paying a £1,000 Island delivery charge, and would you want to pay £450 extra for a wax job to seal the paint from needing cleaning for the next 5 years. 

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We have heard of proposals at the airport which will make the MEA debt look like pocket change if true !

They all need striking with a large reality stick !!

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30 minutes ago, asitis said:

We have heard of proposals at the airport which will make the MEA debt look like pocket change if true !

They all need striking with a large reality stick !!

Let me guess...a deep water berth!

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10 minutes ago, Uhtred said:

Let me guess...a deep water berth!

Heathrow Terminal 6?

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5 minutes ago, Max Power said:

Heathrow Terminal 6?

Well, it is getting bigger!

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1 hour ago, Uhtred said:
2 hours ago, asitis said:

We have heard of proposals at the airport which will make the MEA debt look like pocket change if true !

They all need striking with a large reality stick !!

Let me guess...a deep water berth!

Seaplanes ?

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21 hours ago, asitis said:

We have heard of proposals at the airport which will make the MEA debt look like pocket change if true !

They all need striking with a large reality stick !!

A huge airside shopping mall to "ambush market" Skelly's trinkets and tat to departing passengers subjected to repeated flight delays?

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12 hours ago, asitis said:

We have heard of proposals at the airport which will make the MEA debt look like pocket change if true !

They all need striking with a large reality stick !!

A nice flat piece of land  with reliable weather data where they can put a big windfarm?

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Castletown, Ballasalla and Scarlet roads to be dug out and canals built to improve its tourism.

A Cruise terminal will be built at Derbyhaven to cater for 12 cruise ships a week.

The airport carpark will become a park and sail system, to the shops, bars and street theatre of the areas, and transfers to the cruise ships.  

The airport itself is set to become a cruise/flight terminal, handling 1000000000000 passengers a year wishing to join the cruises, or departing the cruises to go home.

To accommodate all this, an extra security scanner will be placed on standby and the second baggage reclaim belt will be polished.

 

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2 hours ago, x-in-man said:

Castletown, Ballasalla and Scarlet roads to be dug out and canals built to improve its tourism.

A Cruise terminal will be built at Derbyhaven to cater for 12 cruise ships a week.

The airport carpark will become a park and sail system, to the shops, bars and street theatre of the areas, and transfers to the cruise ships.  

The airport itself is set to become a cruise/flight terminal, handling 1000000000000 passengers a year wishing to join the cruises, or departing the cruises to go home.

To accommodate all this, an extra security scanner will be placed on standby and the second baggage reclaim belt will be polished.

 

.........or perhaps just the return of the fruit and flower shop?

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I must admit, it would have the same effect - but cost less, it’s simple and a sure fire winner.

 

 

For those reasons, it’s a non starter.

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maybe 'they' are going back to separate bosses for airport and ports?

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flatten king bills and janets corner so we can get an airbus 380  in with those 2.5 million passengers   ?

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There might actually be the basis of a good idea here - Derbyhaven was at one time intended to develop hence the construction of the breakwater - though the beach is probably gently sloping, hence its attraction to the Norse and early Derby Lords as a landing place, protected from South Westerlies, there may well be sufficient deep water to handle the smaller cruise ships - we had 2 in Peel within the last 10 days though one, Canadian Adventurer, stood outside the harbour + launched a couple of kayaks from what appears to to an integral slipway in the side.

It, like Peel, is a much more attractive place than the dump that is Douglas and I suspect much more the sort of place that would attract visitors

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