Doncaster Sheffield Airport has launched a new bid to become a leading freight hub after naming Anglo World Cargo as cargo terminal operator.
Airport director Steve Gill said: “This is great news for Doncaster Sheffield Airport, as we’ve always seen air freight as a major part of the airport’s strategy.
“We’ve made significant steps forward in recent months, and with this announcement we look forward to relaunching our cargo product in partnership with Anglo World Cargo to drive the cargo business forward.
“We see them as the ideal partner and we’re delighted with their proactive and dedicated approach which has already generated some fantastic feedback from the operators of our recent charter flights.”
Doncaster Sheffield Airport says the recent approval of the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme to provide a direct link to the motorway network means that the airport will soon be even more accessible.
It believes that the road link, combined with new cargo handling equipment and the airport’s ability to handle airfreight, up to and including the world’s largest aircraft, the Antonov-225, thanks to its 2,893-metre runway opens up even gre ater prospects for the future.
Gary Winterman, managing director of Anglo World Cargo, said “We are at the beginning of a new and exciting stage in the on-going development of DSA and after months of hard work and the support of DSA, existing service providers and the regional agencies we’ve created a fully functioning Cargo facility.
“Our facility and the service we provide, has already been welcomed positively in the marketplace as a viable contender to other major freight airports within the UK.
“ In many cases, our ability to be flexible by offering quick turnarounds, no slot restrictions and integrated road transportation makes DSA the more efficient option.”