Cargo continues to surge at London Gatwick Airport

Long-haul routes continue to propel cargo figures at London Gatwick Airport and in September freight was up 17.4 per cent compared to the same month last year.

The airport processed 9,873 tonnes of cargo last month, up on the 8,409 tonnes in September 2017. In the last 12 months, volumes are up 25.1 per cent to 112,570 tonnes.

Gatwick recently celebrated a UK aviation milestone with Virgin Atlantic, welcoming the world’s first commercial flight to use next generation fuel made from recycled waste carbon gases.

London Gatwick chief executive officer, Stewart Wingate said: “Ensuring Gatwick has the capacity to grow sustainably in the decades to come is the key to a prosperous future for the South East and the UK as a whole.

“With our long-haul network thriving, we’re in a strong position to support a post-Brexit Britain, when long-haul connections to countries like China will be more important than ever before.”