Wednesday 7th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

BIFA urges new government not to delay on airport expansion

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has said urged the new UK government to not delay on airport expansion.

“In the few weeks since the Brexit vote, the UK has entered a period of great uncertainty on the political front and we hope that the new cabinet are ready to confront the massive decisions that now need to be taken,” said Robert Keen, director general, BIFA.“For a start, whilst we wish Liam Fox and Chris Grayling every success, we urge them and their colleagues in the new Government to stop the procrastination over the expansion of UK aviation capacity and move forward with the recommendations made by the Airports Commission by building more capacity at Heathrow airport.

“I am sure that Liam Fox understands that the UK’s freight forwarding community is the engine of Britain’s international trade.”