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Heathrow has best month's cargo performance since records began

Posted 10 November 2017 · Add Comment

October was cargo's busiest month in history and the first time that over 150,000 metric tonnes of cargo travelled through the airport.



Heathrow’s cargo volume levels reached record levels, for the 15th month in a row, up 9.2% compared to the same time last year.

Heathrow also recorded a boost in passenger numbers, as the UK’s hub airport welcomed over 6.5 million passengers in October (up 2.8% on last year). In the 12th consecutive record breaking month for the airport, the Middle East experienced the highest growth (up 11.8%), as larger, fuller aircraft boosted passenger numbers for the region.
       
Additional FlyBe services led to an uptick in domestic travel (up 2%), with the regional airline transporting an extra 20,000 passengers.
            
Heathrow recently launched its Blueprint for Sustainable Freight, outlining practical steps the airport proposes to take to address the impact and number of freight vehicles around the airport whilst continuing to increase cargo volumes.

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “Record passenger and cargo figures underline Heathrow’s position as a critical national asset.”


 

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