Logistics Operation

Logistics Operation

Frequently asked questions

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?

Boeing 737-400F

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.


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