FTA launches airfreight working group

Freight Transport Association head of global policy, Alex Veitch

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has launched an Air Freight Working Group to look at issues affecting the sector.

The working group will report to the FTA’s British Shippers’ Council and so far three meetings are planned for 2016, with the first one scheduled for April. The FTA says the group is open to all members interested in airfreight, and promoting economic benefits of the sector in the UK and European Union government.

FTA head of global policy, Alex Veitch says: “The group will enable us to develop an action plan to engage constructively with airport owners, operators and airlines to improve air freight facilities, and to continue to engage with UK government on aviation capacity in the South East of England.”