The closure of Filton Airfield is unthinkable, with its ease of access to the motorway network and direct rail-link, combined with the long runway.
Such a strategic location should be utilized to its maximum.
Air freight cargo is now transported to all destinations worldwide. With the increase in air freight services Filton could become a “Cargo Hub”.
Major firms like FedEx,UPS & DHL should be encouraged to set up bases there. to cover the West and South Wales.
With the opening of the Deep Sea Terminal at Avonmouth, Bristol could become a “Super Hub”for cargo handling by road, rail, sea or air with an international reputation.
Lets look to the future.