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UK Airport Closes; Giant Tag Sale Planned

FIle photo. Hemera/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- The entire contents of Plymouth airport in England will go up for auction this summer.

Plymouth airport opened for business in the 1930s, and was shut down last December after its leaseholders, a property development company called Sutton Harbour Group, said the airport was not economically viable. As advertised on the website of the auctioneers handling the sales, everything from flying school portacabins and runway vehicles to glass partitioning is up for grabs. Sutton Harbour Group will take 25 percent of all auction profits.

Plymouth is a city of 250,000 about three hours southwest of London by car. According to a local group of business owners and residents called VIABLE, the airport served about 125,000 people every year.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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