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First freight for Gloucestershire Airport

[ September 8, 2020   //   ]

Gloucestershire Airport near Cheltenham has handled its first cargo plane, Global Airlift Solutions’ PC12NG aircraft, on a flight to Germany. Cargo flights will be handled by Weston Aviation at its facility and private ramp area.

Weston Aviation chief executive Nick Weston, commented: “I have been involved in urgent automotive logistics and handling for 30 years and understand the fine balance between the on-time delivery of cargo and where possible cost savings. As soon as we opened our new facility at Gloucestershire Airport in 2019, we saw the enormous potential for developing cargo handling for JIT operations. Being slightly more southerly than traditional automotive hubs such as Birmingham, with less flying and lower cost and just 50 minutes’ drive away, we would be offloaded and on the road before an aircraft arrives at Birmingham.”

Weston Aviation also has facilities at Manchester, Humberside, Cornwall Newquay, Gloucestershire and Cork Airports.