Weston Aviation has launched a new cargo handling service at Gloucestershire Airport in September 2020, aimed at urgent automotive and ‘just in time’ logistics.
Weston Aviation is the first dedicated cargo operator at the airport, with a fixed base operator (FBO) facility and private ramp area next to the airport’s entrance gate.
Its professional handling service and proximity to the M5 means cargo can be on the road ‘within minutes’ of its arrival.
As Gloucestershire Airport doesn’t have any scheduled commercial traffic, cargo operators also face less delays and are able to have fuel delivered immediately.
CEO of Weston Aviation, Nick Weston, said: ‘As soon as we opened our new FBO facility at Gloucestershire Airport in 2019, we saw the enormous potential for developing cargo handling for JIT operations.
‘Being slightly more southerly than traditional automotive hubs such as Birmingham, with less flying and lower cost and just 50-minutes drive away, we would be offloaded and on the road before an aircraft arrives at Birmingham.’
Karen Taylor, Gloucestershire Airport’s commercial finance director, added: ‘This is a great new opportunity for us and demonstrates perfectly the great future and potential of Gloucestershire Airport as well as working with Weston Aviation.’
For more information, call Weston Aviation on (01452) 203183.