CharterSync manages first cargo flights at Teesside
07 / 12 / 2022
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CharterSync has managed the first ad hoc flights into the new cargo facility at Teesside International Airport.
The Teesside hub is set to play a vital role in powering trade in the north of England following the closure of Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
The airfreight charter company worked closely with Teesside Airport to manage two time-critical flights – carrying cargo for a major motor manufacturer – with just three hours’ notice.
The ability to respond to urgent flight requests at the new Teesside facility has been developed over some months, to ensure preparedness for ad hoc cargo flights.
This collaboration will boost the UK’s northeast trade lane, ensuring greater regional connectivity at a time when the closure of Doncaster Sheffield Airport means that approximately 10,000 tonnes of annual airfreight will now need to be handled elsewhere.
Daniel Carriett, Global Cargo Director at CharterSync, said: “Teesside International Airport will play a crucial role in improving cargo infrastructure in the UK, particularly in the ad hoc and time-critical charter sectors.
“CharterSync will be fully supporting the activation and development of this new cargo hub, which has already demonstrated its impressive agility when it comes to providing the resources required to manage urgent flights at short notice.”
Walter Jones, Head of Cargo at Teesside International Airport, said: “We’re very pleased we could help process this important consignment at such short notice, with this flexibility being one of the core benefits of Teesside’s fully accredited cargo handling facility.
“From our cutting-edge security screening to great onward transport links, businesses can be confident of top-quality service from our team.”