Air freight is a vital service for the UK economy but is responsible for notable levels of pollution. It helps keep the UK viable as an international centre of business, yet on a per-tonnekm basis it is a carbon intensive method of freight transport.
There is a genuine need to address the social and environmental impacts of air freight. However, FTA believes that the current debates over the merits of this service are being done with limited knowledge. There are reasons why air freight is needed, and why it operates the way it does.
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The role of air freight in the UK
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