Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the current controls and quotas?
Our S106 Planning Agreement allows for a total number of air traffic movements (ATMs) per annum of 53,300. During the 2018-19 reporting period there was a total of 32,665 movements meaning we are well within our agreed limits.
There is a limit on the number of freight flights which can operate each year, which is 5,330 or 10% of the total ATMs in a quota year. The number of freight flights anticipated in the next 12 months is under this figure.
- How many night flights are there?
The logistics operator provides a schedule which will include some night-time departures/arrivals.
- Do freight flights operate at weekends?
Yes, the operation provides for movements up to 7 days a week.
- What aircraft are being used?
- How many lorries drive to and from the airport per day/night to transport the freight?
There are four lorries allocated to each departing flight and three for each arriving flight. Of these we expect some to arrive/leave the airport site during the night, (no more than deliveries in to local retail units).
None of the lorries are expected to arrive/leave the airport site at peak rush hour times.
- Where do the lorries enter the airport site?
The lorries travel down Aviation Way to the north of the airport, away from residential properties.
- Are any dangerous goods being transported?
No. And all freight will be subject to UK Cargo Regulations
- How many jobs does this support?
There are over 200 new jobs.
- Are local people employed?
Yes, the airport always advertises any new job opportunities locally to recruit locally where possible.
- Will the size of the operation increase?
There is an initial two-year agreement from 2019. Any increase in the size of operation will be within the existing S106 controls.