As quoted in a story over at AirCargo Asia-Pacific, Canberra airport is “ideally placed to take advantage of a business that will deliver new jobs and new business opportunities” according to Canberra airport’s aviation manager, Matthew Brown. This in relation to using Canberra as a back up destination should freight flights not be able to land in Sydney as was the case a couple of time recently.
Wishful thinking? Or is Canberra ready, even without a rail system nearby the airport and over crowded roads, for the extra truck and aircraft traffic that turning Canberra into an east coast freight destination would bring? And how fair along would the benefits flow if we are?