Air, Freight News

FTA unfazed by Heathrow delay

[ December 23, 2019   //   ]

The Freight Transport Association says it is confident that there will be only a short delay to the building of Heathrow’s third runway after the Civil Aviiation Authority’s announcement on 20 December that the project would be paused by at least a year.

Policy manager Zoe McLernan, said: “FTA supports expansion at Heathrow, and at other airports around the UK, to provide vital global links for Britain’s trade. Air cargo already accounts for 40% of imports and exports by value, and more capacity is urgently required. Air cargo growth at Heathrow has stalled because it is operating at full capacity.”