The announcement that Heathrow plans to double the volume of air freight cargo was described as brilliant news for industry and the UK economy by the Freight Transport Association.
The FTA has said that Heathrow’s proposals recognise the vital importance that air freight plays to UK plc.
Previously FTA stated that air cargo and the essential role it plays is often overlooked, and in particular highlighted the importance of transporting pharmaceutical, high-end manufactured cargo, and other products reliant of air freight to reach vital overseas markets.
Chris Welsh – FTA Director of Global and European Policy said:
“Heathrow’s planned investment and increased freight capacity is exactly the type of commitment that FTA has long been asking for. The significance of air freight is often overlooked, but today’s announcement illustrates that Heathrow Airport has listened very carefully to ourselves and the freight industry. The improvements it is proposing are essential to the growth and success of the UK economy.”