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Cargo continues to grow at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield with figures showing over a hundred percent increase so far this year.
In addition, September 2013 is up 36.4% on the same month in 2012. The airport is putting this success down to the strategic partnerships it developed last year and is aiming to move in excess of 400 tonnes of cargo per annum.
Steve Gill, managing director said: “It is great to be able to report a constant rise in our cargo business.
“Cargo is seen as a catalyst for developing the region’s logistics presence and putting Doncaster firmly on the map as a can do location and centre of excellence for logistics
“Our partnerships Anglo World Cargo, experts in the freight industry and Weston Aviation, who have a proven track record for attracting business aviation, cargo flights and ad-hoc charters, have enabled us to attract more companies to use this fantastic South Yorkshire facility.
“Our facility has already been welcomed positively in the marketplace as a viable contender to other major freight airports within the UK.”
Doncaster Sheffield Airport is now providing a product that is both facilitating and developing the movement of freight to and from the Yorkshire, Humber and Midlands regions.
The airport’s Cargo Terminal consists of 55,000 sq ft of operational space and is equipped with a full range of equipment and facilities capable of handling any aircraft. This, coupled with the airport’s 2893m runway, means that Anglo World Cargo have the ability to handle all aspects of airfreight from the smallest parcel to bespoke charters of the largest cargo aircraft, up to and including Antonov-225’s.
“Cargo is a real growth area for us and we are determined to build on this success. Future developments such as the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS), a direct link road to the motorway network means that soon the airport will be even more accessible.
“The FARRRS project will add further weight to the proposition and will create a fantastic multimodal facility with road, rail, air and sea coming together.
“Air Freight has always been a major part of the airports strategy and we are delighted by our partners’ proactive and dedicated approach.
“We believe we can offer the marketplace a cost effective and flexible solution to moving airfreight in and out of the UK. In addition, we look forward to working with the Sheffield City Region’s successful manufacturing and logistics sector to help local businesses export effectively.”