Canberra airport shares freight opportunities
The preliminary draft 2020 master plan, which is available for public comment from today, 19 September 2019, presents the vision for Canberra airport (Australia) for the next 20 years. It outlines the opportunity for launching an overnight express freight hub in response to the needs of the overnight express freight industry.
Based on the experience of successful operations at airports in secondary cities in North America and Europe which in some cases see large numbers of nightly freight flights, the plan envisages international, trans-Tasman and domestic freight flights congregating at Canberra, exchanging freight and returning to their destination.
Freight destined for Sydney, Melbourne and southern NSW would be transferred to trucks enabling express delivery before the start of the business day. (ah)