Gatwick runway bid ignores air cargo and argues hub airports are now irrelevant

September 07, 2016

London Gatwick Airport yesterday put its case for another runway, but failed to set out its air cargo credentials. CFO Nick Dunn, however, failed to put the case for freight. Responding to a question from BIFA’s Mike Jones on how Gatwick could provide a viable cargo operation, he merely claimed that freight would “come with connections”. He said: “An expanded Gatwick can expect freight to increase. But Heathrow will remain a viable business and will continue to carry cargo.”

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