Commission must recognise crucial role of air cargo

The Freight Transport Association has called on the Airports Commission to recognise the fact that air cargo is crucial to British business.

Freight Transport Association

In a letter to Sir Howard Davies, chairman of the Airports Commission, the FTA argued that it was essential that any future capacity strengthens the existing hub base of the south east of England. This additional capacity would bring not only benefits to the south east of England but to Britain as a whole through enhanced connectivity to the UK’s key overseas markets.

The association has commissioned a report ‘Sky High Value – The importance of air freight to the UK economy’ which is due to be launched on 20 March 2014. The aim is to raise the importance of air freight in the debate, which to date has focused mainly on passenger and business travel.