BIFA backs Airports Commission’s recommendations
Following today’s report by the Airports Commission on airport capacity in the UK, the trade association for UK freight forwarders and logistics service providers has backed the report’s proposal that the UK must push ahead on the expansion of aviation capacity with a new runway at Heathrow.
The British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Director General, Robert Keen, says: “Over the past decades, successive UK governments have shown a singular lack of vision in the face of a massive surge in air transport and consequent pressure on existing airport infrastructure in the South East.
“In 2009, BIFA gave qualified support to the then UK government’s decision to allow a third runway at Heathrow airport.
“BIFA’s hope is that the recommendation delivered in today’s report moves things forward in regard to getting started on an expansion of UK aviation hub capacity.
“It is now time for everyone, including politicians of all parties, to pull together in the national interest and support the bold plans to expand and improve airport infrastructure at Heathrow in order to maintain the UK’s position as Europe’s most important aviation hub .
“We trust that today’s report will finally lead to some action.”