Stansted: Airport picks up Air Cargo Award of Excellence

Cargo operations at Stansted Airport

Cargo operations at Stansted Airport - Credit: Archant

STANSTED Airport has added another honour to its trophy cabinet after picking up an Air Cargo Award of Excellence.

The Air Cargo World Excellence Awards are based on a survey of airline and industry professionals, with Stansted being recognised in the Europe category for airports handling up to 400,000 tonnes of freight a year.

Mark Souter, head of airline relations at Stansted, said: “We’re extremely proud to receive the Air Cargo Award of Excellence, especially as it’s voted for by our airlines and industry partners.

“Stansted has a worldwide reputation as an extremely efficient cargo hub and offers excellent operational capacity, airfield and infrastructure reliability, and easy access to the road network.

“Together with the ability to operate around the clock, we provide businesses with access to multiple markets across the globe adding significantly to the UK’s appeal as a place to locate and invest.”

Stansted is one of the largest freight hubs in the UK, being home to an international cargo operation that transports more than 200,000 tonnes of goods to destinations worldwide, including the United States and Far East.

Carriers operating from the airport include Cargolux, Asiana, British Airways World Cargo, Global Supply Systems, Fed EX, Martinair, Royal Mail, Panalpina, Titan, TNT and UPS.