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Heathrow Airport sees cargo tonnage fall 7% in May

Over 134,000 metric tonnes of cargo passed through Heathrow Airport in May - seven per cent less than the same month last year. The airport said that 94 per cent of this cargo was flown in the belly of passenger aircraft and Latin America saw the most growth (+14 per cent) following additional s...

Heathrow Airport cargo tonnage flat in 2018

Heathrow Airport handled 1.68 million tonnes of cargo in 2018 – a slight 0.1 per cent increase on figures in 2017. The airport said this tonnage was the equivalent of 761 London Eyes, 88 Shard buildings or 32 QE2s. North American cargo made up over 600,000 tonnes, Asia Pacific was second hig...

Tonnage up 1.5% at Heathrow in first nine months of 2018

Heathrow Airport said new long-haul routes have lifted global trade and tonnage through the airport increased 1.5 per cent to a record high of 1.3 million tonnes in the first nine months of 2018, boosted in part by this year’s five new belly services to China. Heathrow said it is also delivered...

Heathrow Airport’s volumes inch up in August

Heathrow Airport's cargo volumes grew by 1.2 per cent in August as 140,738 tonnes of goods made their way through the UK hub to locations across the globe. Cargo growth was led by the US, with over 50,000 metric tonnes travelling to and from the States. Others regions showing growth in August inc...

Busiest ever first half of the year at Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport had its busiest ever first half of the year in 2018 with strong financial growth and a solid uplift in freight tonnage. The UK hub was given approval by Parliament for a third runway in the period and handled 841,449 tonnes of cargo, up 2.2 per cent on the same period in 2017, wh...

Parliament backs third runway at Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport was last night given the go ahead by the UK Parliament to expand and build a third runway as MPs voted 415 to 119 in favour of the contentious £14 billion development plan. MPs  from across political parties joined forces to support the Government’s Airports National Policy S...

Cargo volumes keep on growing at Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport posted its 22nd consecutive month of record freight growth in May as it handled 144,000 tonnes - a rise of 0.5 per cent on May 2017. In the first five months of the year, the gateway handled 702,120 tonnes, a 3.1 per cent rise on the same period in 2017 and on a rolling 12-month ...

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